This most common way Ii've seen follows.
Saw (of if you have a disc punch...) a circular blank of an appropriate
size. The bend up a small strip of rolling stock (spring gold if you
have it) into the appropriate shape, maybe you've seen these handmade
earnuts, they're common in Indian jewelry, also from Asia. Solder the
strip to the disc and drill a hole ever so slightly smaller than the
post size. The catch is you'll need to find a hand tap that matches the
thread of the post. Once you find one, tap the treades into the nut, but
bear in mind that taps are very brittle and break instantly if they are
kept extremely straight.
Good luck on finding an appropriate tap. Gee, maybey you could make a
wax disc and force-screw the post into it, then cast that... it might
work... hmmmm :)
Richard Laspada wrote:
I have a high carat, thick, threaded earring post that needs an earnut. Is
there a way to make an earnut for it? There is no hope of trying to buy one
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