Dancing Pearls Earrings | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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11 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Dancing Pearls Earrings

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - materials

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - equipment

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - annealing equipment

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - drilling the holes

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - cutting the discs

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - annealing

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - shaping the discs

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - gluing the pearls

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - finishing the earrings

    • Dancing Pearls Earrings - final thoughts


About This Class

The Dancing Pearls Earrings class teaches you how to set half-drilled pearls and make easy disc decorations for your earrings!

Pearls go beautifully with silver jewellery, and half-drilled pearls are wonderfully versatile. Not only do they come in a lovely range of colours but the come in a great range of sizes too. In this class I'll teach you how to prepare wire posts to firmly attach the pearls to your earrings, and also how to create the lovely 'dancing' shaped discs sitting on top of them.


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 suitable for all abilities and experiences of jewellery making.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document that covers most 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.

Earrings #49 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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