Free Tutorial: Making Fine Silver Earring Posts by Elaine | Feb 24, 2009 | Free Tutorials and Videos | 8 comments If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Here’s another terrific tutorial from Deb Fitz: http://pugetsoundmetalclay.com Share and Enjoy: 8 comments on “Free Tutorial: Making Fine Silver Earring Posts” Tracey Godfrey on February 25, 2009 at 3:59 am said: Very clear and helpful tutorial. Thanks works like a dream. Best Wishes Tracey Reply ↓ Bianca Terranova on February 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm said: I like the procedure and the idea of making a bunch ahead of time, but…isn’t 20 g. fine silver too “soft” to be used for earposts? And it can’t be work-hardened either. Would love to know whether the posts get bent with use. Let me know, thanks, Bianca Reply ↓ Elaine on February 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm said: The way I would add earring posts to metal clay earrings is to solder them on after they (the metal clay earrings) are fired. Sterling silver cannot be fired in place with metal clay. And yes, fine silver wire is not the best choice for earring posts. But I know that not everyone wants to/is ready to learn to solder, so I thought I’d share the link anyway. I would expect them to get bent and that the owner would need to straighten them out with pliers now and then. Reply ↓ Bianca Terranova on February 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm said: Thanks for clarifying. I also usually solder posts on after the metal clay is sintered, and I often use steel posts with a pad. These can actually go in the kiln before firing the earings, after being attached to the clay with thick slip or combination of slip and a circle/donut of clay or paperclay. They are very strong and have no “bend” in them at all. And they are cheap, hypoallergenic, and easier to “install” because they have a pad at the base. Bianca Reply ↓ Teri Baskett on March 1, 2009 at 7:24 pm said: Elaine, I really enjoy following your blog and think the way you promote other links from other designers is wonderful! I can be introduced to so many things that I might otherwise miss! Thanks. Teri Twitter: Teri_B http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress http://sandtcreations.etsy.com Reply ↓ Elaine on May 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm said: Thanks Teri! I really appreciate that! Reply ↓ Sarah on March 14, 2009 at 3:51 am said: I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. Sarah http://www.lyricsdigs.com Reply ↓ Elaine on May 9, 2009 at 9:42 pm said: Thanks! Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.