Introduction: DIY Tutorial - How to Make the Sterling Silver Earrings With Black Pearl
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Step 1: Designing and Sizing
Use ruler to measure the size of the silver piece you want and mark up the size with marker.
Step 2: Trimming
According to the marking of the silver piece, use scissors to trim off the size you want and then use hammer to hammer it to be flat for the trimmed silver piece would be bent.
Step 3: Shaping
The silver piece would go around the mould for one circle and now we shall hammer it into a circle.
Step 4: Cutting
The extra silver piece would be trimmed off for the ongoing steps.
Step 5: Welding
The silver piece is a circle now and we will add welding powder onto the 2 ends of the silver piece. Use heater to weld up the 2 ends and place it into cold water to cool it off.
Step 6: Surface Processing
The silver circle will be placed onto another silver piece and we will trim off the size we need after we measure out the size according to the silver circle. Heat up the trimmed silver piece to soften it and cool it off.
Step 7: Pattern Making
Trim off a piece of bark according to the size of the silver piece we just made and these 2 items would be put into the pressing machine to be pressed. When the silver is pressed with the bark together, it will achieve the same patterns just like the bark.
Step 8: Weld Up the Silver Circle and Silver Piece
Place the silver circle onto the silver piece and add welding powder within them. Heat up and weld up the 2 items and cool it off after welding.
Step 9: Trimming and Fixing
Use scissors to trim the welded item according to the silver circle.
Step 10: Platform Welding
Take a piece of silver and the item we have made from the last few steps would be placed onto it. Match the size and add welding powder between them two, then weld them up. The extra silver would be trimmed off.
Step 11: Polishing
The incision of the trimming would be sharp so we will have to use polishing tools to make it smooth.
Step 12: Ear-studs Welding and Needle Making
Add welding powder onto the surface and the back of the circle and weld the ear-studs and needle on.
Step 13: Soaking and Polishing
The welded circle would be soaked into the de-oxidization solution for 20 minutes to clean off the welding dirt. After soaking, the circle would become brighter and without black oxidization-dirt. Now we will use polishing tools and brightening tools to make it more beautiful.
Step 14: Pearl Drilling
Take 2 black pearls and drill holes on one side of them separately. Then add in the glue.
Step 15: Combining
Adjust the position of the items and combine the pearl with the silver circle.
Step 16: Complete!
The bright and pretty surface of the sterling silver has been well used in this time’s making. The making of the unique bark-patterns are well matched with the pearls’ black color. All these elements have highlighted the stereoscopic feelings and the concise structures of this jewelry. Hope you would like it!