Now that all the parts are ready, it is time to assemble the Holly Days Bell ornament.
If three single leaves were cut instead of the one-piece leaf triad, trim each leaf base so the three leaves fit snugly together on a soldering surface. See Step 11 for adding the disk to a leaf triad piece. This does not need to be perfect, just close. Cut a 24 gauge 3/8" disk. Hint: Because these are for my grandchildren and I know they will be passed down, I put a little disk with my initials and .925 on the back of the pieces I make for them. Put medium paste solder on the back of the disk. Press the disk, solder side down, on the central area where the leaves are connected. Heat the piece until the solder flows. Allow the piece to cool before turning it over on the soldering surface.
Place a generous amount of medium paste solder on the back of the 8mm snap set berry trio-first photo. Working on a soldering surface, press the berry trio piece, right side up and centered on the leaves, onto the holly leaves. There should be enough room on the leaf section below the berry trio to add a line of medium paste solder-second photo. Press a closed 16 gauge 4.5mm ID jump ring into the solder on the leaf trio. Use a scrap of 24 gauge sheet to prop up the opposite side of the jump ring-third photo. Heat around the unit until the solder flows, remembering to be careful around the snap set prongs, which can easily melt with too much heat.