Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-just one 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A person Vi* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's saw or tin snips Safety glasses Difficult, flat surface area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill push File
High-quality grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ parts of four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's observed or tin snips, cut the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Every finish from the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You need to use the file to around the finishes on the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go in excess of the world in which you have submitted to clean the perimeters and take away any file marks.
four.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark /*." from a single stop from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and location a mark in the center of the wire. This is when you can drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins by.
five.Place with your security glasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat area. Put The purpose of your awl to the mark you designed Vm,' from just one conclusion on the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike after on the very best in the awl having a hammer. This mens ring will make a pilot hole for drilling holes into your rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Utilizing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into 1 end of the rectangle wire parts which has a handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push (even though nevertheless sporting your safety glasses!).
seven.Utilize the file or wonderful grit sanding pad to remove any burs or rough edges left from drilling holes into the rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve both equally 1W items of rectangle wire into a “C" shape employing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two Mens Ring pair of chain nose pliers. Holding one set of pliers in Just about every hand, grasp Every single stop from the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece While using the mens ring pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire into a “C* shape. Compare both of those Men's Rings with the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're related in mens ring si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent items measuring Vm’ Each and every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Area the turquoise disc bead onto the head pin and increase one particular V·' piece of the rubber tube, place The pinnacle pin from the hole in the C-formed rectangle wire, then include the other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, as well as the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using 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). Launch 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 large plenty of to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers 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 your loop at the highest of the head pin if you'll want to.
11. Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ above the highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire beside the highest of the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these ways for the next earring.