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14 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings

      1:20
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - materials

      1:04
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - equipment

      2:23
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - making the jumprings

      3:25
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - soldering the jumprings

      6:01
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - filing

      5:44
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - shaping the jumprings

      6:34
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - melting the silver balls

      8:15
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - soldering the silver balls

      9:42
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - preparing the earwires

      1:50
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - soldering the earwires

      6:55
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - finishing the earwires

      6:20
    • Dotty Ovals Earrings - final thoughts

      1:46

About This Class

Welcome to the Dotty Ovals Earrings class! This class builds on skills that I have taught you in previous earrings classes - making your own jump rings, melting scrap silver into little balls and, of course, soldering skills. However, don't worry if you haven't caught up with all of my previous classes before as I will still go through everything you need step by step! This time we will be reshaping the jump rings into smooth ovals with help from the rolling mill.

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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 beginner jewellery makers although some patience is needed with the soldering.

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 #20 in the #52earrings challenge

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5 of 5 students recommendSee All

Great, clear instructions, I don't currently have a rolling mill but I will bear this project in mind for when I do.
Great class. I really like those flat ovals and using the little silver balls but it will have to wait till the end of September when my evening class restarts and I have access to a rolling mill.

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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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