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    Hi,

    I have been asked to make some stud earrings. I have not made any before just dangly ones.

    It it best to buy the pegs and then half drilled beads?

    Any advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks, Louise
    A fresh and funky collection of handmade jewellery

    www.raspberry-bloom.co.uk

  • #2
    Studs!! I thought we were gona talk about hunky guys!!

    Oh well.

    Why half drilled beads?The only studs ive seen have the bit that goes through the ear then a flat plate area on one end to stick things on, dunno if half drilled beads are a benefit.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Seahorse
      Why half drilled beads?The only studs ive seen have the bit that goes through the ear then a flat plate area on one end to stick things on, dunno if half drilled beads are a benefit.
      I think using earrings with a flat plate with a peg and put the half drilled bead on makes it more secure than just sticking it on.

      Not really sure, need some guidence!
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      • #4
        Yes I would use half drilled.
        as You say they are more secure.
        full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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        • #5
          I do my studs differently than half drilled beads or sticking cabachons onto a pad and it's more cost effective.

          I'll try and describe:-

          Get some 0.8mm gauge Sterling Silver round wire and thread a couple of beads on (I usually use 6 or 8mm ), bring one bead up to the tip of the wire and bend the wire over and start going around the bead from the outside coming into the middle, when you've done 3 or 4 complete turns on the bead you bring the wire over to the middle of the bead and bend the wire so it looks like a post, cut to earpost length and do the other bead the same way. When you have made them both you use your wire cutters and create a groove around the 'post' for the clutch (bought seperately) and viola!! you have a pair of studs from a normal string of beads without the cost of single half drilled beads.

          I think I've added an attachment to show what I mean. Yeah I did!!!


          Fran
          Last edited by Fran; 29-09-2007, 11:20 PM.

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          • #6
            they are pretty fran.

            Didnt know you could get studs with sticky out bits to glue a half drilled bead on!
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            • #7
              Hey Fran, they are great. I'll be having a go at those later today!
              full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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              • #8
                Thank you Fran, I will definately have to have a go at making them that way.
                A fresh and funky collection of handmade jewellery

                www.raspberry-bloom.co.uk

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                • #9
                  I forgot to mention that I use Half Hard temper and finish them off in a tumbler to work harden more. It can get quite sore on the fingers after you've done a few but yes! they are cute and very cost effective. I sell lots at the fairs.

                  Fran

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                  • #10
                    Hey,

                    I can't work out how to do a new post so thought I'd comment on something similar!!!

                    I need to buy large quantities of sterling silver studs and backs at a good price, any idea?!

                    thanks

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                    • #11
                      Hi

                      We have half drilled beads and pearls and earring settings to attach them to, as well as snaptite earring settings for faceted stones, milled edge bezel earring settings for cabochons, flat pads to glue onto..... etc etc You'll find all our earwires and earring settings in the following two categories. We also do quanity discounts on most items.

                      http://www.kernowcraft.com/products/...ring-settings/

                      http://www.kernowcraft.com/products/findings/earwires/

                      For glueing I would absolutely recommend Devcon 5 minute epoxy as it is so quick, super super strong and easy to mix. We use it here in the workshop at Kernowcraft and our jeweller who does the setting service thinks it is the best glue. We also have gs hypo cement which always seems to be popular too, and lots of people on the forum recommend it, though personally I also prefer the epoxy and think it is stronger too.

                      Hope that helps!

                      Hannah
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                      • #12
                        I use milled edge cups and cabs which are available from most suppliers of findings.
                        Auntynet

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