Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x one 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 saw or tin snips Safety glasses Tough, 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 1 Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Lower 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 rough edges.
If wanted, You need to use the file to around the finishes on the rectangle wire items. Make use of a high-quality grit sanding pad to go about the region in which you have submitted to clean the sides and take away any file marks.
four.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from one particular conclude with the one Vi’ items of rectangle wire and area a mark in the middle on the wire. This is where you'll drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins by.
five.Set with your basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Area the one Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface area. Place the point of the awl on the mark that you made Vm,' from one end of your rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike at the time on the best with the awl that has a hammer. This could make a pilot gap for drilling holes to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using Mens Ring a /is" drill bit. drill holes into one close of your rectangle wire parts that has a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (whilst nonetheless wearing your protection Eyeglasses!).
seven.Make use of the file or fantastic grit sanding pad to get rid of any burs or rough edges remaining from drilling holes in the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve each 1W pieces of rectangle wire right into a “C" condition utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use mens ring two pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping one particular pair of pliers in Each and Men's Rings every hand, grasp Every end of your one Vi* rectangle wire piece Together with the mens ring pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire into a “C* condition. Review equally in the Men's Rings C-shaped rectangle wire parts and change the curves so that they are comparable in si2e. Set these apart.
9.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into 4 equal pieces measuring Vm’ each. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Location the turquoise disc bead onto The pinnacle pin and incorporate a single V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The top pin with the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, after which add one other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Keep The pinnacle pin With all the bead, rubber tube, and also the rectangle wire on it in a single hand Together with the wire which you bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the round nose pliers, grip the end of The pinnacle pin wire which is pointing toward you and roll it clear of you (think about turning the ignition important to get started on your vehicle). Release the pliers from The pinnacle pin wire.
At this time, the opening within the loop at the best of The top pin wire ought to continue to be substantial adequate to slide the ear wire on. Once you include the ear wire, utilize the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You can 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 /(.’ over the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. With the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ higher than the highest from 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.
fourteen. Repeat these measures for the second earring.