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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-Sally J. Phillips Jewelry Designer
Jeweler's noticed or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Tricky, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Hand held rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill press File
Good grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Round nose pliers
1.Make use of 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 desired, you can use the file to round the ends of the rectangle wire pieces. Use a good grit sanding pad to go more than the area where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from one end of the one Vi’ parts of rectangle wire and put a mark in the middle of your wire. This is when you can drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins by.
five.Place with your basic safety glasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat surface. Place The purpose of your awl over the mark that you choose to built Vm,' from just one conclusion with the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike after on the very best in the awl using a hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes into the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Utilizing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into a person conclusion with the rectangle wire items by using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (while still carrying your protection Eyeglasses!).
7.Use the file or good grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes in the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve both 1W parts of rectangle wire Mens Ring right into a “C" form utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose Men's Rings pliers. Keeping a single pair of pliers in each hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on Mens Ring the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece Using the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire mens ring right into a “C* form. Examine each of the C-formed rectangle wire items and modify the curves so that they are identical in si2e. Established these aside.
9.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into four equal parts measuring Vm’ Every single. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Put the turquoise disc bead on to the head 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 incorporate another V«" piece of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin Along with the bead, rubber tube, along with the rectangle wire on it in one hand with the wire you bent pointing toward 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 (visualize turning the ignition critical to begin your car). Launch the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening from the loop at the very best of The pinnacle pin wire really should nevertheless be large plenty of to slip the ear wire on. After you insert 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 form from 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 highest from 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 Men's Rings ninety-degree angle.
14. Repeat these techniques for the second earring.