Create Beautiful Jewelry From Scrap Silver - Hammered Donut Earrings | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare

Create Beautiful Jewelry From Scrap Silver - Hammered Donut Earrings

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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9 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Hammered Donut Earrings: introduction

      0:48
    • 2. Hammered Donut Earrings: equipment

      1:03
    • 3. Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering equipment

      3:38
    • 4. Hammered Donut Earrings: materials

      0:51
    • 5. Hammered Donut Earrings: cutting the donuts

      3:59
    • 6. Hammered Donut Earrings: hammering

      5:02
    • 7. Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering

      4:23
    • 8. Hammered Donut Earrings: polishing

      0:42
    • 9. Hammered Donut Earrings: final thoughts

      0:41

About This Class

This class will teach you how to make not one but two pairs of lovely earrings!

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And even better, these earrings use only small amounts of scrap silver left over from other projects.

Each pair of earrings starts off as two discs of silver with the centre cut out - donuts! I will then show you the effect of hammering the discs in different directions, ending up with two different designs.

This is one of a series of video classes, each one showing you how to quickly and easily make a lovely pair of earrings - sometimes two pairs! In each video I will show you the materials you will need, explain the tools and equipment and go through all the steps needed to create your own lovely pair of earrings. Along the way I will share with you the same hints and tips that I teach in my jewelry making classes and private tuition so that you become more confident with your techniques and design skills with each class that you watch.

This class is for jewellery makers of all levels of experience from complete beginners upwards.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document that covers all of the tools that I will use in future earrings video classes as well so you can plan ahead! All the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects.

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Transcripts

1. Hammered Donut Earrings: introduction: Hello. I'm John. Me and I'm jewelry. Design that shooter in this class and show you not one, but two plates, stud earrings, both major, using the same basic techniques, going to start out by cutting some sort doughnuts out of sheets that I had left from other projects and then have them. But how? Hammer. It's two very different styles of hearings. If you got all the materials and tools to hand, this is a very quick project to do, so let's get started. 2. Hammered Donut Earrings: equipment: not only of these hearings lovely and quick to make, they actually don't need much equipment to make them. I'm going to use my discussed, er to cut out not only the discus silver itself, but also the whole out of the middle. But don't forget that you haven't got access to this cutter. You can buy finish cysts of silver and then drill a large hole in the middle instead, The old heavy hammer that you can see here is the one that I used to hammer that punches through the discussion. I'm going to text you the silver using my favorite cross being hammer. I'm going to support the silver on the steel bench block and the leather cushion Wasim hammering it. Sharpie is there because I'm going to use that to mark the center of the silver disc to help me get the hole in the disc. Essential as possible. 3. Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering equipment: I think this is the soldier equipment that I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings and sore pendants, Everything sitting on a couple of slate tiles, a heatproof surface to help protect my desk on my work sits on a couple of soldering bricks , soldering blocks, while some heating it up. One of these soldering bricks is made of a softer material than the others. Because it's softer, it's picked up some dips and some cracks in it. It's being used over the years, and these could be very useful for supporting work that isn't completely flat. The charcoal block is there because I melt small piece of scrap on top of that on. Do they form nice of my balls as I am used to decorate my projects when I need to pick up my work or to support it whilst I'm soldering? I used reverse action tweezers that you can see here and have also got a pair on a stand through 1/3 hand, and it's there when I need 12 on extra hands to help me out. The blue handled stick is a soldier pick on and that I used to push soldier, move it about to make sure it it's exactly what I wanted to be. Soldier usually comes in strips or sticks. Andi, I've got three different melting temperatures here that I using combination for different projects. The soldier gets cut into small pieces or Palin's you ting. The red handles snips as I keep those little pieces in the labeled boxes that you can see do. Make sure that you label your boxes because once a soldier is cut up, you won't be hard to tell which is which. Melting temperature. My curl over the ends off the sticks of solder so that I can tell which melting temperature they are, the more cold over they are, they're higher. The mountain temperature, bright yellow liquid is a flux. Solder won't actually flow out through the joining unless you use a flux with it. Andi, the paintbrushes. What I used to apply the flux to the joints in my work. Small projects like hearings only need a small blowtorch, and I've got two different makes of those here. Both of them are easy to refill with the gas that comes in aerosol cans. Since the same type of gas, butane gas that you use to reform cigarette lighter. At the back of the picture, you can see a so cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution. Good safety pickle in it. When you heat silver up, the surface becomes not darker and dirtier looking that some of the capo in the study silver reacting with the heat and auction flame to forward cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans it a couple oxides up before you put your work in the safety pickle, it needs to be cooled down or quenched in a pot of water. Andi, you need to put your work in and out of the safety pickle with brass or plastic tweezers. Not the stainless steel ones that I showed you before and thus, but definitely not least our home safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes. 4. Hammered Donut Earrings: materials: with materials. So I'm going to use to make both pairs of earrings of what a piece of scrap silver sheets left over from other projects. Anything between about 0.5 millimeters up to about 0.8 millimeters thick would do the job nicely. What two pairs of studs here? Fittings are particularly like thes ones, because they've got a sort of a nail head at one end at the end that gets sold on the back of the earing, which means that you have a stronger soldier join and to hold the earring safely in your ears that you wear them. I was a couple of pass off evening butterflies. 5. Hammered Donut Earrings: cutting the donuts: first step is touching out the disks. Silver Andi have chosen the size. I'm going to cut going to make it quite dainty. Earrings goes in that home positions the silver Inside the disc Attar Punch goes inside the hole and hammer until it pushes all the way through and cuts out the first disc. I'm going to do the same to get three more disks. By the way, you can tell my discussion is a nice, good quality one because it can cut really close to the edge to make the most of my piece of sheet four discus silver. I'm not going to mark the middle of each of them. Andi, cut the disc after the middle tournament. Silver doughnuts. So Mark the center of each disc. Andi, I've chosen the punches I'm going to use to cut the whole out of the middle. Andi my positioned or position the best I can. The 1st 6 I'm gonna punch a hole in the middle and put back on top. That's not bad. I can look down through the hole in the middle on bond that mark that marker pen look for essential. So see how we do, huh? that's discussed the middle, and that's the doughnut. That's not bad. That's pretty central. So I'm going to do the same with the other three and remember, keep the little desks because you've got to use those or something else and makes a project that's all for the doughnuts cut out, and also four little circles are beyond use for another project might be out to sea. That's the holes in the pair of discs at the front aren't quite essential as I would've liked. But that doesn't matter. There's still a pretty good match to each other, so I'm going to pair those together to make a pair of earrings. I'm just gonna make sure that when I hammer them on device. Importantly, when I sold earthy Earp in the sudden fitting onto the back, they are the right way up. They look like a match to pack time for the fun bit. Now I didn't texture 6. Hammered Donut Earrings: hammering: No way said in the introduction unfriend. You use the same hammer to hammer each pair of earrings, but I'm going to use that hammer in different directions on each pair. So the earrings end up with a very different look, the same texture but a very different look to each pair of earrings on. The reason for that is the hammer that I'm using. Using my favorite cross being hammer, Silver moves at right angles to the head of the hammer. So on this cross being hammer right angles, it's in those directions, so that if I hammer going straight across the silver storage and become longer that so I'm going to do with one of the powers of Aaron's. This pair, however, I'm going to hammer so that the lines radiate out of the center. Off the earrings you can see it's a little bit fiddly to do, but best way I found it. Doing it is to hold my hammer almost in the same place each time, going up and down and to turn silver. Yes, I do it. - That's the first pair of earrings, and I'm going to the second. This is a pair of discs where the whole wasn't quite central. So what I'm choosing to do is push the whole towards the top of the discs on this one. I'm just going to hammer go straight up and down, so lines are going to be parallel instead of radiating out in the middle. - Hope you what you can see there if I put the two together, is that the ones have ham. It has become site you negated it turned a little bit horrible. Hammond is a silver has stretched out at right angles to the head of the cross peen hammer , - just comparing the two discs because the more you hammer, the more silver will stretch out. I think this will need a little bit more hammering to get them too much. That's looking better. That's 2% silver doughnuts. Both homage with the exactly same hammer as you consider didn't take very long, but they now look very different 7. Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering: social such fittings on the back of the two parts of areas. Now about the earrings lined up on the edge off the soldier block. Andi, I've mocked on the two oval hearings where I want the soldier pins to be. It doesn't matter where I put the pins on the other earrings because their secular, but sometimes it's useful to market exactly where you want the ear wise to go. If your earrings are a particular shape or you want a particular way up, I've got my first stud fitting held in verse. Action to ease is, and I'm going to use the same message for soldering. This in place as I use are the second pair of earrings in the petal hearing to project. So if you haven't watched that yet, you might want to watch out for a few actually hints and tips. I've got a piece of soldier here. We can just want to see it there. Andi, I'm going to melt the solder onto this stuff fitting, Then hold it in place on the back of the hearing, heat up the silver hearing and get the soldier to re mount and flow out and join the two pieces. So we're together. So I'm going to dip the so fitting in the flux. That's the easiest way of putting the flux on there. By the way, this is always my preferred method of putting ear wise and stuff fittings onto the back of hearings, because I can sit quite a few earrings up at the same time so you can see it I've done here . So first up, melting the soldier onto the bottom off the start, fitting you bit of heating to tweeze is and then into stood for thing and the soldiers just melted onto the bottom off the study. Pain you might be on to see. That's the bottom of the pin has become slightly rounded. That's the soldier doing that. So hold the pin onto the silver. Hearing itself is the largest piece, so first start pretty mostly heat into that the soldier had just melted. I don't know whether you saw a flash of molten silver that that was the soldier melting and flowing. No, held together and into the quench. Put it goes somewhere. Soldiers. The other three pins wants the back of the earrings problem in the quench pot and then problem in the pickle to clean them up 8. Hammered Donut Earrings: polishing: That's two pairs of study. Reese, nice and fresh and clean after pickle. Going to pop me my tumbler to give him a bit of polish, adds the butterfly for bindings on the back, and then it will be two new pairs of earrings to add to my collection. 9. Hammered Donut Earrings: final thoughts: Thank you. Fortunate. I hope you enjoyed it. And I hope that you want to make your own pair of earrings. Don't worry if you don't have access to discuss it because you can buy disks ready made from any good Juris fire in Hope variety of scientists and then drilled the hole in the middle instead. Don't forget to upload a photo of hearings that you make If I was to see them And you because any questions please do leave a comment on the clubs. Thank you for what she