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13 Videos (57m)
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - an intermediate soldering project

      1:17
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - equipment

      3:21
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - materials

      0:46
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - sawing the wire

      4:16
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - texturing

      5:41
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - preparing for soldering

      10:04
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - soldering the earrigns

      7:44
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - neatening after soldering

      4:19
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - preparing for the earwires

      2:43
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - soldering the earwires

      3:15
    • Embossed Leaf Drops - finishing the earwires

      7:03
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - final thoughts

      0:57

About This Class

Welcome to the Embossed Leaf Drops Earrings class! This class will take you step by step through making a pair of elegant earrings with a soft embossed texture, a longer drop version of the Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings. The main aims of the class are to help you to work on your delicate soldering skills and to help you understand the importance of preparing your work carefully before you solder to acheive the best results.

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I have created the texture on the earrings using a rolling mill, but if you don't have access to a mill then you could add textures with hammers and texture punches or leave the silver simple and smooth.

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 intermediate jewellery makers.

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.

Earrings #13 in the #52earrings challenge

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9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Joanne is an excellent teacher
Beautiful earrings but a bit tricky to make. Not the teacher's fault! Very clear instructions to refer to. I think Jo is an excellent teacher. I would never have attempted these without her.
top tips? - marking the front, back and tops so that they are easily identified, and filing a notch for the earwire. Great. Thanks Jo!

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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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