Curvy Earrings: Use a hammer to change the shape of your silver

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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9 Videos (32m)
    • Curvy Earrings: Use a hammer to change the shape of your silver

      1:21
    • Curvy Earrings: materials

      0:43
    • Curvy Earrings: equipment

      1:28
    • Curvy earrings: soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Curvy Earrings: cutting and filing

      6:37
    • Curvy Earrings: hammering

      8:13
    • Curvy Earrings: soldering

      5:30
    • Curvy Earrings: bending

      2:17
    • Curvy Earrings: final thoughts

      0:50

About This Class

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Learn some simple forging techinques and find out how to use a cross pein hammer to change the shape of your silver - and create a beautiful pair of stud earrings at the same time!

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 - as part of my #52earrings challenge. I have challenged myself to design and film tutorials for 52 pairs of earrings in 2017, and I'd love you to join me.

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.

The darker pair of earrings have been given an antiqued patina using the instructions in the Colour Your Silver video class.

Earrings #1 & #2 in the #52earrings challenge

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Joanne Tinley

Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

I have been making my own jewellery for as long as I can remember and left my first career as a school teacher to set up business as a jewellery designer and tutor nearly 10 years ago. I am self-taught and like many people I started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making! There is something so magical about watching solder flow through a seam, joining two pieces of metal together smoothly.

I work from my studio on the south...

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