Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x 1 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 saw or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Tricky, flat surface Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Handheld rotary Resource, 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.Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ parts of four x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, Lower the 4 x one mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two one Vi’ lengths.
three.File Each individual finish in the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If wished-for, you can use the file to round the ends from the rectangle wire items. Make use of a wonderful grit sanding pad to go about 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 a person end of the 1 Vi’ pieces of rectangle wire and place a mark in the center of the wire. This is where you'll drill the holes to slide the head pins via.
5.Put on your safety glasses!!! Place the one Vi" rectangle wire parts on to a tough, flat floor. Area The purpose in the awl within the mark you manufactured Vm,' from one particular conclude on the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike when on the very best in the awl having a hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes into the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Mens Ring Earrings
six.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into one particular conclude on the Men's Rings rectangle wire items using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (whilst nonetheless wearing your safety Eyeglasses!).
seven.Utilize the file or high-quality grit sanding pad to do away with Mens Ring any burs or tough edges still left from drilling holes to the rectangle wire pieces.
8.Curve Men's Rings both of those 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 pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping a person set of pliers in Just about every hand, grasp Just about every conclude on the 1 Vi* rectangle wire piece With all the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire into a “C* condition. Review both equally on the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and adjust the curves so that they're very similar in si2e. Established these aside.
9.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark the rubber tube into four equal parts measuring Vm’ Each individual. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
10.Location the turquoise disc bead on to The pinnacle pin and incorporate a single V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The top pin throughout the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, after which include the other V«" bit of rubber tube.
thirteen. Hold the head pin While using the bead, rubber tube, along with 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 is pointing towards you and roll it far from you (think of turning the ignition vital to start out your car). Launch the pliers from The top pin wire.
At this point, the opening inside the loop at the top of The pinnacle pin wire need to nonetheless be large plenty of to slip the ear wire on. When you insert the ear wire, use the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of The top pin wire and roll it closed. You may use the round nose or chain Men's Rings nose pliers to adjust The form from the loop at the best of The top pin if you have to.
eleven. Make use of the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ earlier mentioned the top bit of the hollow rubber tube. With all the wire cutters or tin snips, cut The pinnacle pin wire Yu.’ over the best on the hollow rubber tube.
12. Make use of the chain nose pliers to bend the head pin wire beside the very best of your rubber tube at a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these techniques for the second earring.