- Round nose pliers and flat nose pliers
Earrings The ear hooks are the parts that go through the hole in the ear and this can be important to elicit any allergic reaction. Materials such as sterling silver or surgical steel are thus preferred. They are also available in metal, silver, gold, bronze, copper and black metal. Headpins are available in different sizes. They are used to thread the beads which are then bonded to the ear hooks. The beads which are used are usually about 5 or 6 mm in diameter. Here, crystal beads, glass beads, glass beads or gemstone beads to be used. Plastic beads are also used frequently for earrings in connection with the light material. Spacers or beadcaps give a nice effect of long earrings, possibly supplemented with seed beads. The earrings in the picture are made with silver head pins 38mm. The total length of the earring is then 4.5cm, including earloop. Thread the beads, seed beads and spacers on the pin and hold about a centimeter across to make an eye. Do this with the round nose pliers and remove the pin attached to the ear hook with pliers.
Headpins and earhook
Different kinds of beads
Platbek- and round nose pliers
- Paste Stones
Earrings Studs are of different materials. Among other metal, surgical steel and sterling silver. Also for earrings applies that sterling silver or surgical steel is preferable in connection with a metal allergy. If glue is well suited jewelry glue. This allows the slab stones can firmly on the plugs are confirmed. There is quite a lot of choice in slab stones. From plastic to gemstone. And of course the pearl. Crystal is very popular because of its brilliance and is available in many colors. Also with special coatings so the stones even more sparkle. Especially the AB-coating is widely used. If gemstone cabochons of his include rose quartz, tiger eye and onyx are available. The pearl buttons on the photo have a diameter of about 8mm.
It is convenient to the connectors to be stuck first roughened. Do this with a piece of sandpaper so that the stones through the rough surface more adhesive. Put a drop of glue on the plug and stick to the stone in the middle of the plug. Move the stone a little bit back and forth so that the glue is well distributed over the surface. Let the glue dry for 24 hours. When the glue has dried the earrings check carefully whether the stones are glued properly. Remove any adhesive residue. Crystal earrings crafted with the same polish with a microfiber cloth for extra shine. Other materials with a soft cloth to polish.