For this demonstration, I have chosen to use a pair of vintage, rhinestone, clip-on earrings. If the piece you are using has an integrated shank; use a plain ring blank (I got mine from Fire Mountain Gems). Wear work gloves (and if these directions don't match the directions with those of the soldering iron, let the iron's directions prevail).
|1. Soldering Iron 2. Wire Cutters 3. Clamps 4. Flux and Matchstick|
|1. Earrings 2. Ring blank 3. Snip off findings|
|1. Apply flux 2. Earring and Ring Blank in Clamps 3. Solder and Hold|
1. Using wire cutters, snip off the earring finding. File off any remaining nubs.
2. Using the matchstick, apply a little flux to the attachment points on both the earring and the ring blank. Unwind a bit of solder, and place the end between the attachment points; heat the earring, the ring blank and solder with the iron until a bead of molten metal appears.
3. Wearing gloves, gently hold the earring onto the ring until it cools.