Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-1 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A single 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 Software, flex shaft, or drill push File
Great 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, Slice the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Just about every conclusion on the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If sought after, You should utilize the file to around the finishes with 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 remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from 1 finish from the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and place 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 with the awl to the mark that you just manufactured Vm,' from one particular conclude in the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike as soon as on the top of the awl which has a hammer. This could make a pilot gap Mens Ring for drilling holes in the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using a /is" mens ring drill bit. drill holes into just one conclusion on the rectangle wire items using a Mens Ring handheld rotary Instrument, flex shaft, or drill press (while continue to carrying your protection Eyeglasses!).
7.Use mens ring 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 utilizing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you do not have a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Keeping a single pair of pliers in each hand, grasp each finish of the one Vi* rectangle wire piece While using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire into a “C* shape. Compare both of those with the C-formed rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're very similar in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Utilize the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent parts measuring Vm’ Every single. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Position the turquoise disc bead onto the head pin and add a person V·' bit of the rubber tube, location 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 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 start out your vehicle). Release the pliers from The pinnacle pin wire.
At this point, the opening in the loop at the highest of The top pin wire should however be huge enough to slide the ear wire on. Once you add the ear wire, utilize the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of The pinnacle pin wire and roll it closed. You should use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form on the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin if you should.
11. Utilize the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ higher than the very best piece of the hollow rubber tube. Along with the wire cutters or tin snips, Reduce The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ previously mentioned the mens ring top with the hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire close to the top of your rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these ways for the next earring.