Textured Sterling Silver Earrings Tool Kit

Textured Sterling Silver Earrings Tool Kit

The jewellery making tool kit contains all the supplies and tools you need to make these lovely textured sterling silver earrings! A great metalsmithing project to try before you jump into soldering. This simple 20-minute handmade jewellery project will allow you to experiment with wire, while also enjoy the many ways you can texturise metal. 

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Step By Step Instructions For This Project

1. Using metal jewellery cutters, cut the wire to your desired length. This project uses 0.8mm wire but this will depend on what length you would like the earrings.

2. Place the wire on a steel block and use the flat end of a ball pein hammer to flatten and splay two-thirds of the wire, then use the round end to create a hammered textured effect until you're happy with the look.

3. Next, use a jewellers hammer to gently tap over the area you have textured to work harden the piece, so it doesn't lose its shape. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 to form a matching earring.

4. It's now time to bend the wire around a pen to form an earring shape - a sharpie pen is an ideal size for this! Holding both the wires together and the ends flush with each other, bend them at the point where you finished texturizing the wire. Where you bend the wire will affect the length of the earring and the size of the section that will hold the earring in the ear.

5. Once the wire has been bent into the ear wire shape, take a pair of nylon jawed pliers and bend the very end of the short length to a slight angle.

6. Using a cup burr in either a hand tool or a hand drill, burr the ends of wire so that they are smooth. This step can also be done by hand using sanding sticks or wet and dry papers. Finish by polishing the earrings using either silicon polishers, tripoli and rouge with soft mops or soft wheels. Both can be used with a hand tool or a hand drill - if you do not have this, polishing papers will provide a perfect polished finish too.

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