Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-1 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A single Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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-Sally J. Phillips Jewelry Designer
Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Challenging, flat floor Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Hand-held rotary Software, flex shaft, or drill push File
Fine grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Round nose pliers
1.Use the ruler to measure and mark two 1 Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, Lower the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every single conclude with the 1Vi" rectangle wire parts to eliminate any burs or tough edges.
If wished-for, you can use the file to round the ends of the rectangle wire pieces. Use a fine grit sanding pad to go more than the area where you have filed to easy the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from 1 finish from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and location a mark in the center of the wire. This is where you will drill the holes to slide The pinnacle pins through.
five.Set on the protection Eyeglasses!!! Position the one Vi" rectangle wire items on to a hard, flat surface area. Spot the point from the awl around the mark that you simply made Vm,' from one end of the rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike at the time on the best with the Men's Rings awl that has a hammer. This is likely to make a pilot gap for drilling holes to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into a person conclusion with the rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (while still carrying your protection Eyeglasses!).
7.Use the file or fine grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes to the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve both 1W parts of rectangle wire right into a “C" form using a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping a single pair of pliers in each hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece With all the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Assess each from the C-formed rectangle wire parts and alter the curves so that they are similar in si2e. Established these apart.
9.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into 4 equal pieces measuring Vm’ Each individual. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
10.Location the turquoise disc bead on to The pinnacle pin and incorporate 1 V·' bit of the rubber tube, position The top pin throughout the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, after which include one other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, and also the rectangle wire on it in a single hand Along with the wire that you just bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the spherical nose pliers, grip the end of The pinnacle pin wire that is definitely pointing toward you and roll it away from you (imagine turning the ignition essential to start your automobile). Release the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening while in the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin wire need to nonetheless be significant ample to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers Mens Ring to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it closed. You should utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape of the loop at the best of The top pin if you need to.
eleven. Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ previously mentioned the top bit of the hollow rubber tube. Using the wire cutters or tin snips, Slash The top pin wire Yu.’ above the mens ring highest from the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Make use of the chain nose pliers to bend Mens Ring The pinnacle pin wire close to the top with the rubber tube at a mens ring ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these measures for the second earring.