Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-a single 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
One particular Vi* one.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Really hard, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press File
High-quality grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Use the ruler to measure and mark two 1 Vi’ items of four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's observed or tin snips, Slash the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every single conclusion of your 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You need to use the file to around the finishes of your rectangle wire parts. Use a fine grit sanding pad to go more than the world in which you have submitted to sleek the sides and take away any file marks.
four.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from one particular conclusion of your one Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and place a mark in the center from the wire. This is where you are going to drill the holes to slide The top pins by way of.
five.Place on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Position the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat area. Put The purpose of your awl over the mark that you made Vm,' from one finish from the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike as soon as on the top from the awl having a hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes in to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Employing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into a single stop in the rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or Men's Rings drill press (although nevertheless sporting your security glasses!).
7.Use the file or fine grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes in the rectangle wire Mens Ring parts.
eight.Curve equally 1W items of rectangle wire into a “C" shape using a ring mandrel mens ring and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use Mens Ringmens ring two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping one particular pair of pliers in Every hand, grasp Every finish of the one Vi* rectangle wire piece While using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate each of the C-formed rectangle wire parts and regulate the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into four equal pieces measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Put the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and incorporate 1 V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The pinnacle pin from the hole within the C-shaped rectangle wire, after which you can insert the opposite V«" piece of rubber tube.
13. Keep The top pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, as well as the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire you bent pointing toward you. Using the spherical nose pliers, grip the top of The top pin wire that's pointing towards you and roll it faraway from you (think about turning the ignition important to start your automobile). Release the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening while in the loop at the very best of the head pin wire really should even now be big enough to slide the ear wire on. Once you add the ear wire, utilize the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You need to use the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape from the loop at the best of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ higher than the very best piece of the hollow rubber tube. Along with the wire cutters or tin snips, Lower the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire close to the top with the rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
14. Repeat these techniques for the second earring.