I am making 2 pairs of sterling earrings with a stone in each one,
surrounded by about 3/16ths of an inch of silver and am uncertain
about the placement of spring clip earring backs. None of my books
show this and since I have always made earrings with
either posts or dangles, I would like to know aything you might
advise about the weight of the earring versus the placement of the
In one case the stone is a 1 inch long half circle, 1/2 inch wide and
1/8 inch deep… The other is a different shape (triangular), but the
dimensions are actually the same. The stones are agates.
The only spring clips I could fine at the store were not quite 1/2
inch long. They have a square U shape part which is to be soldered on
first after which the clasp part is squeezed in place. Should I
center this clip or put it a little high on the earring back? I am
leaning towards putting it high but would like some reassurance.
Also, is that size clip large enough or should I try to get something
Your suggestions are much appreciated.
Thanks, Sue Danehy