About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
1h00

Add a disc to an earring post
This project was done as a request to someone that had been asked to add a disc to a made earring post with set size requirements. read to the end... includes pics of notes and plans too.

Posted by Rebecca Skeels. from Farnham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Rebecca Skeels.'s 7 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 1
    Step 1

    purchase that is already at the measurements required, or draw down.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 2
    Step 2

    File one end flat.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure and mark where you would like a groove to be places. The groove helps the scroll coming off the post when it is being worn.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 4
    Step 4

    File the groove into the wire, rotating the wire as you do so to ensure it is even around the whole circumference.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure and mark the wire to the legnth required for the earring post.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 6
    Step 6

    If using snips cut the wire a fraction longer ar the snips will create a pinched end. If using a saw the end will be flat.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 7
    Step 7

    If you have used snips file the end of the wire flat.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sand and clean up the wire, rounding the end so it is smooth when being put into the pearced ear hole.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Here is a picure taken through my eye glass.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 10
    Step 10

    With the thicker wire file the end flat.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Then measure and cut with a piercing saw to the required legnth.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Place the earring post in a pair of reversere tweezers.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Put solder paste on the end... normally hate this, but its really good for this sort of soldering.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Set the tweezers and the disc on the solder brick so you don't have to hold it... it is really hard to place in the centre of the disc otherwise... if you still find it hard to centre then centre punch the disc so you have a dip to line the post to

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 15
    Step 15

    Warm up the disc and the post to the same tempurature until solder melts

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Let cool a little then quench them in water

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 17
    Step 17

    Place the post in pickle until it has gone white and all of the flux etc has gone.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 18
    Step 18

    Remove from pickle and rinse well in water.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 19
    Step 19

    Lastly sand the disc flat and clean up.

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 20
    Step 20

    Tools

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 21
    Step 21

    All done... and customer happy

  • How to make jewelry. Add a disc to an earring post  - Step 22
    Step 22

    keep notes and instructions for tech file, may be useful to help someone else or for own projects in the future!

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Lorna R.
Lorna R. · London, GB
Love
Rebecca Skeels.
Rebecca Skeels. · Farnham, England, GB · 7 projects
Reply