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* 1.7 mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
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Jeweler's saw or tin snips Security glasses Tough, flat floor Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill push File
Wonderful grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Make use of 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, Slash the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File each end from the 1Vi" rectangle wire pieces to remove any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You can utilize the file to round the ends in the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go around the area 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 on the wire. This is when you may drill the holes to slip The top pins by way of.
5.Place in your security glasses!!! Place the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces on to a tough, flat floor. Position The purpose on the awl about the mark that you just manufactured Vm,' from a single stop in the rectangle wire pieces, and firmly strike as soon as on the top of the awl Men's Rings which has a hammer. This could make a pilot gap for drilling holes in the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Using a /is" drill bit. drill holes into one close of your rectangle wire parts by using a handheld rotary Device, flex Mens Ring shaft, or drill press (whilst still wearing your protection Eyeglasses!).
seven.Make use of the file or mens ring good grit sanding pad to eliminate any burs or tough edges remaining from drilling holes Mens Ring in 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 hoop mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two set of chain nose pliers. Holding a single 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're very similar in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Utilize the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent items measuring Vm’ Each and Mens Ring every. 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 within the C-formed rectangle wire, and afterwards incorporate the other V«" bit of rubber tube.
thirteen. Hold the head pin Along with the bead, rubber tube, along with the rectangle wire on it in one hand While using the wire you bent pointing toward you. Using 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). Release the pliers from the head pin wire.
At this stage, the opening inside 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 head pin wire and roll it shut. You need to use 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 /(.’ above the best piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The pinnacle pin wire next to the best in the rubber tube in a 90-degree angle.
fourteen. Repeat these steps for the 2nd earring.