Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" four x one mm sterling silver rectangle wire
20-one 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
1 Vi* 1.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's noticed or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Tricky, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary Resource, 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 measure and mark two 1 Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, Reduce the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Each and every conclude on the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If ideal, You may use the file to around the finishes of your rectangle wire parts. Utilize a great grit sanding pad to go around the region in which you have submitted to sleek the sides and take away any file marks.
four.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from just one conclusion with the one Vi’ parts of rectangle wire and position a mark in the middle of your wire. This is when you can drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins as a result of.
five.Set on your own basic safety Eyeglasses!!! Area the 1 Vi" rectangle wire items onto a hard, flat surface. Location the point of the awl on the mark that you made Vm,' from a person 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 in the rectangle wire pieces having a handheld rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill push (though however putting on your basic safety glasses!).
7.Use the file or great grit sanding pad to do away with any burs or tough edges still left from drilling holes in to the rectangle wire pieces.
eight.Curve both equally 1W items Mens Ring of rectangle wire into a “C" shape using a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two pair of chain nose pliers. Holding one set of pliers in Just about every hand, grasp Every single stop in the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece While using the pliers and Carefully bend the Men's Rings rectangle wire right into a “C* shape. Compare both of those with the C-formed Mens Ring rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these Men's Rings aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent items measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Area the turquoise disc bead Mens Ring onto the head pin and insert one particular V·' piece of the rubber tube, place The pinnacle pin throughout 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 Along with the wire that you just bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the spherical nose pliers, grip the tip of the head pin wire that is definitely pointing toward you and roll it away from you (visualize 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 significant ample 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 shut. You should utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape of the loop at the highest of the head pin if you might want to.
eleven. 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 from 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.