Simple Hammered Silver Stud Earrings Tutorial — Maker Monologues
You can also file the edge more smooth and round, but I personally love seeing the hammer marks and “imperfections” in handmade jewelry. I love seeing the hand of the maker in some instances, and this is one of them. So I left mine as is after hammering them.
Step 5: Solder Earring Posts
Set your hammered earring component on your soldering board upside down so that you’re soldering your post to the back of the earring component.
Place your earring post in your third-hand tweezers, making sure the flat part of the earring post is touching the back of the earring component.
Apply a dab of flux to the back of the earring and post.
Add a tiny pillion of hard solder making sure the solder bit is touching both the back of the earring and the earring post.
Now, take your torch and point your flame at the area where you want your solder to flow. It helps to first heat up the tip fo your tweezers so it’s not as much of a heat sink. Once you see your solder flow take your flame away. Be careful not to melt your earring post, this is why I love smaller butane torches for soldering tiny pieces of metal.