Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
3" 4 x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-just one 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
A person Vi* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Challenging, flat floor 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 Round nose pliers
1.Use 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’ items of rectangle wire and area a mark in the middle on the wire. This is when you may drill the holes to slide The top pins by means of.
5.Put in your safety glasses!!! Place the 1 Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Area The purpose on the awl about the mark which you created Vm,' from a single stop from the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike once on the top of your awl which has a hammer. This could make a pilot gap for drilling holes into your rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Utilizing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into 1 end of your rectangle wire parts that has a handheld rotary Resource, flex shaft, or drill push (although nonetheless wearing your safety 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" 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 close with the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece With all the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire 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 mens ring scissors to cut the rubber tube.
10.Put the turquoise disc bead on to The top pin and add a person V·' bit of the rubber tube, spot the head pin in the gap within the C-shaped rectangle wire, and afterwards incorporate another V«" bit of rubber tube.
thirteen. Maintain the head pin While using 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 toward you and roll it away from you (visualize turning the Men's Rings 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 mens ring pin wire need to nonetheless be large ample to slip the ear wire on. When Men's Rings you insert the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of mens ring The top pin wire and roll it closed. You should utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate The form of the loop at the best of The top pin if you must.
11. Utilize the ruler to measure and mark /(.’ above the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ above the best with the hollow rubber tube.
12. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire next to the highest from the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these steps for the next earring.