THE tip on soldering earring posts!
There are a lot of excellent posts on how to solder earring posts. I won’t be going into the basics because you can already find that on-line. Below is a link to an excellent article (with pictures) by Doug Napier.
So once you have soldered the earring post onto your earring back …you are left with an annealed (soft) piece of wire sticking out of your earring. If the wire does not bend out of place the first time you shove the nut on to the wire, you are quit lucky.
You could tumble it or oven harden your silver…BUT the BEST way to harden that wire is to take your pliers and give it a quarter turn. It is now work hardened!
Now clean it and polish it up!!! It should wear without bending now!