Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x one 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 noticed or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Really hard, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill little bit
Hand held rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill press File
Good grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Round nose pliers
1.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark two 1 Vi’ items of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's noticed or tin snips, Minimize the four x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Just about every close of your 1Vi" rectangle wire parts to eliminate 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 more than the realm where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to measure and mark /*." from one end of 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 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 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 stop in the rectangle wire items having a handheld rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill push (when even now donning your security glasses!).
seven.Utilize the file or wonderful grit sanding pad to remove any burs or rough edges left from drilling holes into your rectangle wire parts.
eight.Curve the two 1W pieces of rectangle wire right into a “C" condition 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 individual conclusion on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece Using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* form. Evaluate both of your C-formed rectangle Men's Rings wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into 4 equivalent items measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Spot the turquoise disc bead onto mens ring The pinnacle pin and incorporate 1 V·' piece of the rubber tube, position The top Men's Rings pin with the gap from the C-shaped rectangle wire, and then increase the opposite mens ringMen's Rings 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 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 inside the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin wire must still be substantial adequate to slip the ear wire on. Once you include the ear wire, utilize the round nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You should use the spherical nose or chain nose pliers to adjust The form in the loop at the top of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ previously mentioned the top bit of the hollow rubber tube. Using the wire cutters or tin snips, Slice The top pin wire Yu.’ higher than the very best of the hollow rubber tube.
twelve. 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 ways for the next earring.