Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-a single 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
One particular Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's noticed or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Really hard, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Hand-held rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill press 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’ items of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Minimize the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Just about every conclusion of your 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 fantastic grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to easy the perimeters 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 as a result of.
five.Set on the protection Eyeglasses!!! Position the one Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface area. Location the point of the awl on the mark that you made Vm,' from one end of your rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike the moment on the highest with the awl by using a hammer. This is likely to make a pilot hole for drilling holes in Mens Ring to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into just one conclude on the rectangle wire items having a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (though continue to putting on your basic safety glasses!).
7.Use the file or fine grit sanding pad to reduce any burs or tough edges still left from drilling holes to the rectangle wire pieces.
8.Curve both of those 1W parts of rectangle wire right into a “C" form using a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If mens ring you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain Men's Rings nose pliers. Holding 1 pair of pliers in Each individual hand, grasp Just about every mens ring conclude in the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece with the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate both of your C-formed rectangle wire items Men's Rings and modify the curves so that they are very similar in si2e. Established these aside.
9.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent parts measuring Vm’ Every single. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Put the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and add a person V·' bit of the rubber tube, spot the head pin in the gap inside the C-shaped rectangle wire, after which you can insert another V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin While using the bead, rubber tube, plus the rectangle wire on it in one hand with the wire that you choose to bent pointing towards you. Using the spherical nose pliers, grip the tip of the head pin wire that may be pointing towards you and roll it far from you (think of turning the ignition critical to begin your car). Launch the pliers from The top pin wire.
At this point, the opening from the loop at the very best of the head pin wire really should nevertheless be big plenty of to slip the ear wire on. After you insert the ear wire, make use of the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it closed. You may use the round nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form from the loop at the best of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ previously mentioned the top bit of the hollow rubber tube. With all the wire cutters or tin snips, cut The top pin wire Yu.’ over the best in the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Make use of the chain nose pliers to bend the head pin wire close to the top with the rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these methods for the second earring.