This instruction comes with easy to follow pictorials and detailed illustrations which shows you:
- - Shaping ear clip
- - Leaf spring
- - Basics on making diamond clip-on
- This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
- - Metal : silver or gold or other
- - Gemstones for earrings
This instruction shows you how to make an ear clip mechanism for that special request, when ears are not pierced. These are also known as clip-on earrings, can be made quite quickly and are cost-effective. Clip-on findings are commercially available but often the commercial ear clips are not the desired tightness, size or metal alloy, especially for high end diamond earrings. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate and advanced apprentices and qualified goldsmiths. In addition to the making of the ear clips, illustrations on the planning and the basic making of the diamond earrings shown below is explained.
A similar method is applied to make these cufflink backs illustrated above.