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 observed or tin snips Protection Eyeglasses Tricky, flat surface Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press File
Fantastic grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Round nose pliers
1.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ items of four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Slice the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Each individual close of the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If desired, You should use the file to round the ends from the rectangle wire pieces. Use a good grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to easy the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from one finish from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and place a mark in the center of the wire. This is where you will drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins as a result of.
five.Set on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Area the one Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface. Location the point of the awl on the mark that you made Vm,' from one close of your rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike the moment on the highest on the awl by using a hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes in to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into one particular conclude on the rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (while still carrying your protection Eyeglasses!).
7.Use the file or fine grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes to the rectangle wire items.
8.Curve both 1W parts of rectangle wire right into a “C" form using a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Holding 1 pair of pliers in Each individual hand, grasp Each individual conclusion on 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 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 equal parts measuring Vm’ Every single. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Position the turquoise disc bead on to the head pin and add just one V·' bit of the rubber tube, location the head pin from the gap within the C-formed rectangle wire, and afterwards incorporate the other V«" bit 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 Mens Ring of the head pin wire that may be pointing toward you and roll it far from you (visualize turning the ignition essential to begin your automobile). Launch the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening while in the loop at the very best of The pinnacle pin wire need to nonetheless be significant ample to slip the ear wire on. When you incorporate the ear wire, use the spherical nose Men's Rings pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it shut. You need to use the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape Mens Ringmens ring of the loop at the highest of the head pin if you might want to.
eleven. Mens Ring Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ over the best bit of the hollow rubber tube. With the wire cutters or tin snips, Slice The top pin wire Yu.’ higher than the highest of the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire close to the best on the rubber tube at a ninety-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these actions for the 2nd earring.