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
What guidance would you provide a starting artist?
“Do That which you appreciate. Explore various media. Promote on the selective, constrained, foundation at the outset to check out what works or what does not work for you before you decide to leap into A significant outlay of cash and energy.*
-Sally J. Phillips Jewellery Designer
Jeweler's observed or tin snips Protection Eyeglasses Tricky, flat surface Awl
Hammer /is" drill 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.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 Every finish in the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or rough edges.
If wanted, You can utilize the file to round the ends in the rectangle wire items. Use a fantastic grit sanding pad to go above the realm where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from a person close of your 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 slide The top pins via.
5.Put on your safety Eyeglasses!!! Put the one Vi" rectangle wire items on to a hard, flat surface area. Location the point of the awl on the mark that you built Vm,' from a person close with the rectangle wire items, and firmly strike when on the very best from the awl having a hammer. mens ring This will make a pilot gap for drilling holes into your rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Mens Ring Crescent and Bead Earrings
6.Utilizing a /is" drill bit. drill holes into one close with mens ring the rectangle wire parts by using a handheld rotary Device, flex shaft, or drill press (while still carrying your basic safety glasses!).
7.Use the file or great grit sanding pad to reduce any burs or tough edges still left from drilling holes in to the rectangle wire pieces.
eight.Curve both equally 1W items of rectangle wire into a “C" shape employing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet, use two pair of chain nose pliers. Keeping just one set of pliers in Each and every hand, grasp Every end of your one Vi* rectangle wire piece With all the pliers and gently bend the rectangle wire right into a “C* condition. Examine each of the C-formed rectangle wire items and modify the curves so that they are very similar in si2e. Established these aside.
nine.Utilize the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into four equivalent items measuring Vm’ Each and every. Use scissors to cut the rubber tube.
ten.Area the turquoise disc bead onto The pinnacle pin and insert a single V·' piece of the rubber tube, put The top pin throughout the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, and after that add one other V«" piece of rubber tube.
13. Keep The top pin Using the bead, rubber tube, as well as rectangle wire on it in a single hand With all the wire that you bent pointing towards you. Using the round nose pliers, grip the top of The top pin wire that is pointing towards you and roll it far from you (think of turning the ignition critical to begin your car). 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 include the ear wire, utilize the spherical 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 regulate the shape with the loop at the very best of the head pin if you must.
11. Utilize the ruler to measure mens ring and mark /(.’ above the highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Lower the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the top of your hollow rubber tube.
12. Utilize the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire next to the highest from the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Mens Ring Repeat these ways for the next earring.