Sterling silver Santa Claus bead earrings
How they are made:
These start out as 14 gauge silver wire that is heated red hot until a molten ball forms on one end. After cooling/pickling, it is hammered flat and then drilled.
Next, the ear wire is fabricated. This starts with a piece of 20 gauge wire usually about 2" long. he wire is heated red hot on one end just until a molten ball forms on the end, then it is quenched in water and pickled.
The circle is formed with round nosed pliers and then the shaping of it is done on a mandrel. The end of the wire is smoothed using a cup bur so there are no sharp edges and then the end of the wire is given a small bend.
Next, the earring is soldered on and then it is tumbled to 'work harden' it and give it its final finish.
The bead is slid onto the wire and then the end is forged (hammered) to flatten it and then bent so the bead cannot come off.
The earring is 1 ¼ inches from the top to the bottom.
First Item: $ 3.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00
I accept payment through Paypal or if you'd like to pay by credit card, you can use PayPal (without creating an account if you don't have one).
I will ship within 3 business days of payment with delivery confirmation, using the US Postal Service.
Currently shipping in the United States only.
*** California residents will be charged sales tax ***
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, however, if you want to return for a refund, you must do so within 7 days of delivery date. Please email me prior to returning your item.
on Apr 17, 2013