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Embossed Leaf Pendant - use paper to decorate your silver!

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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12 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Embossed Leaf Pendant - use paper to decorate your silver

      1:43
    • 2. Embossed Leaf Necklace - materials

      2:08
    • 3. Embossed Leaf Necklace - equipment

      4:42
    • 4. Embossed Leaf Necklace - soldering equipment

      3:38
    • 5. Embossed Leaf Necklace - annealing

      3:09
    • 6. Embossed Leaf Necklace - texturing with paper

      6:22
    • 7. Embossed Leaf Necklace - sawing

      12:56
    • 8. Embossed Leaf Necklace - filing and sanding

      12:24
    • 9. Embossed Leaf Necklace - shaping the leaf

      3:11
    • 10. Embossed Leaf Necklace - soldering the bails

      11:59
    • 11. Embossed Leaf Necklace - attaching the chain

      4:29
    • 12. Embossed Leaf Necklace - final thoughts

      1:23

About This Class

The Embossed Leaf Necklace class is perfect for improving your confidence with your jeweller's saw and your rolling mill! As the name of the class suggests, I'm going to show you how to use simple watercolour paper to create a lovely texture on your metal before giving you the same sawing hints and tips I give my workshop students to help you saw the shape out.

This is a perfect beginner's project as it is quick yet teaches a lot of the important skills that you will need to go on to more advanced projects. It also doesn't need very much silver which helps to keep the costs down! The project doesn't need that many tools, although the rolling mill is the most expensive piece of equipment. If you don't have access to a rolling mill you can still create by using the paper punch to cut a template to be sawn out and textured with hammers.

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I'll take you through all the steps from setting up your rolling mill to attaching the chain, showing you the same hints and tips that I teach my students in my workshop.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects. The second downloadable class document available is a booklet to help you improve your sawing.

This class is part of a series teaching you all the basic but essential silversmithing skills that you need to create beautiful jewellery. My aim is to get you confident with sawing, filing, texturing and shaping your silver, and to add in some beginner stone-setting techniques too.

Transcripts

1. Embossed Leaf Pendant - use paper to decorate your silver: Hello, My name's John Tinny. I'm a joy designer and shooter from South First K on Welcome Seem Boston. The necklace. The main aim of this class is to work on your soaring skills, but as always, I like to fit in more than one technique, so we're going to be covering some other skills as well. The shape of the necklace comes mature that's actually designed for a craft for paper craft . It is a paper craft. Whole punchy might have somebody ready in your talk it. I'm going to use it to cut out a leaf from watercolor paper Chester a very thin piece of paper from a cheap sketchbook and then use my rolling mill to em boss. A piece of silver? Yes, even relatively smooth. Very thing. Paper like this can create a really beautiful check show, both silver and copper, but also therefore be going through how to use of only mill, how to set it up to get a really nice texture and also a few silvery tips with Well, I decided to use my leaf punch as it is a lovely shape for a pendant and also challenges my soaring skills. You can choose whatever shape you like, and you can cut out to shape your sisters or craft knife if you prefer. Just make sure that whatever shape you choose has got both corners. Andi curves if you want to get the most out of practice single soy skills. So if you're ready, let's have a look at materials and equipment that we're going to need to make a necklace. 2. Embossed Leaf Necklace - materials: thieves materials that we're going to need to make the necklace. The most important pieces oversee the piece of silver sheets that you can see the leaf cut out sitting on top off. I've put that on top of the sheet so you can see roughly how much material you need to leave around the outside the shape, remembering that we I'm going to be leaving a margin around the in bossed shape. So this key piece of silver gives me, I'd say, 2 to 3 millimeters minimum around the shape. At each point, it is no 0.8 millimeters thick, so even when it's rolled through the rolling mill, it's still going to be sick enough for a small lightweight dependent. You might want to go to one millimeters. They would you prefer something a little bit sicker? Toe where, but I wouldn't go below nor 0.8. That's 20 gauge, because then it would really be two things to be strong enough for a pendant to a nexus of this size, even though the shaping that putting will add extra strength too dependent and also I find anything below. No 0.8 millimeters doesn't take such a good impression we sent it through the rolling mill . There isn't quite as much material in the depths to be up to be pushed around the material that you are in Boston into it doesn't take such a good pattern. I've also got to Baia links off this'd no 0.8 millimeter wire piece of scrap left over from other projects that we like to waste much tour. So when we see if I can use this up on, that's going to be used to form two bales. So I'm going to soldier one at either end of the necklace. Ciric homes really nicely on off the chain on which the diamond necklace on. 3. Embossed Leaf Necklace - equipment: the's are smaller pieces of equipment that we're going to need to make the imposter leaf necklace on, while the first pieces I'm going to use wasn't actually designed for joy making in the first place. But it certainly can help us with joy making either to her age templates or as we're going to be using this class to cut a piece of paper that can be embossed into silver. And that's obviously the yellow tool here, the paper craft hole punch on. But you can see from the leaf that I've cut out. It can't such a really beautiful shape now, although I'm using a leaf shape. That's what a lovely curve to it to make a really, really lovely necklace. You can use any paper craft hole punch for this that you like. The same technique will work, however, do remember that we're going to be sending this paper through the rolling mill. You see my rolling mill here on day one of things that really mill does is stretch the metal out so my leaf is going to be stretched out, still going to stay a beautiful shape. But there might be some punches you choose not to use because the shape maybe is very symmetrical and sending them through the rolling will would spoil that shape. So when you're choosing the shape that you're going to use, whether it's cut out with a paper punch or cut out with scissors or with a craft knife, do take into account what the rolling mill is going to do to that shape. I'm just using simple watercolor paper for my leaf. It's not particularly sick or expensive paper. It's just taken out of, quite honestly, quite a cheap parent off watercolor paper. But it's still as your short sea gives a really, really beautiful texture. You can choose thicker papers, perhaps papers with but more obvious texture for this technique, but do make sure that the craft punch or craft knife forces can cut through them cleanly. My leaf, by the way, starts sounding about 3.5 by 2.5 centimeters, but it's actually going to end up a little bit longer than that to be called, said the rolling mill is going to stretch the metal out a little bit. Once my leaf is in Boston to the silver, I'm then going to use a Sharpie to draw an outline around it, leaving a little bit of a margin. You can decide how thick a margin you'd like to leave, and I'm going to use that drawn line as a guide for soaring the leaf out on officer. Going to use that you will soar for that, then support the work on the bench. Paige on Duthie April underneath, as always, is going to catch the little bits of silver and silver dust so they could be swept into my scrap. Put after soaring, it will be time to file to refine the shape smoothed off any sharp edges and also to remove the marks left by the jurors. Saw Andi. I've got to needle files here. One flat on one of reelect, which is slightly tapered, helps me to get into tighter spaces. I'm going to use the emery paper to further clean up the edges and remove any birds. That's the files have formed around the around the edges, just to make sure that everything really is nice and smooth. So the next this is going to be very comfortable to wear the last tours you can see here are two per suppliers and a pair of wire cutters. I'm going to use the nylon. Joe applies to give a little kerfuffle shaping to the leaf. Just Teoh a bit of actual interest rate of life a little bit. The pair off round nose pliers and the wire cutters are going to be used to help before the bales that they're going to be soldered onto the back of the leaf. This is a soldier in class, so we also now have a look at the soldering equipment that I use for small projects like this. 4. Embossed Leaf Necklace - soldering equipment: This is the soldier equipment, as I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings, and so 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 mounting 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 refill cigarette lighter at the back of a picture, you can see a slow cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution go to 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 flames before cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans that Caprock sides 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 have safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes. Look after them carefully. 5. Embossed Leaf Necklace - annealing: before I roll the silver on the cut out the shapes of the rolling mill, I am going to soften silver. I'm going to kneel it. The reason for that is that everything you do to metal, why or sheet work hardens it on. Although I buy my sheet from the supplier as ready and Neil softened its bean sitting in a much milder piece of metal, it's been sitting folders. I know. See the metal sheeting. It's gone for the post. It's being handled. So without a fresh piece of silver, it has already started to take a little bit of work hardening. So to get the best possible in Boston texture in it, I'm going to a new it to make sure that it is going soft. Um, the mark that you can see on here is drawn on from Sharpie. I draw shopping marks onto the silver because of by some. Absolutely. The Sharpie ink burns off at just the right man eating temperatures. Brilliant heaven help us if they ever change. The the chemical makeup of this usually works for the black sharpies, not college one's wife, By the way, so were none break, um, traditionally you'd look at the color of the silver if it took on a darker reddish tinge of silver as it gets the right temperature that's assigned to account for it on film. That's not quite so easy. And it's also something you have to get used to. A beginner. So with Sharp Yuan is a good trick to know. So all I'm going to do is heat up silver with some blow torch until that Sharpie mark is burning tough. It's just the ghost of it. Remaining. They're going to use her off trees is to pop it in the quench part. That's just out of your that way, because quenching the work complete CNN eating process. So here we go. - Simple . Is that so populous in quench pot, And then once it's cool, it's cool down very, very quickly and profiting. Pickle popped to clean up to make it silver colored again. At the moment, it doesn't particularly look silver 6. Embossed Leaf Necklace - texturing with paper: my silver's all cleaned up in the pickle. Even still see a very faint Marcos. I can, um, very faint mark where the Sharpie paintballs but don't want. That's not going to have any effect on the silver it all on by the time it's been with rolling males soldiers being published up, not going to be up to see that whatsoever now the next thing to do is to decide which way up you want to impulse closer. How do you want to in Boston Leaf? Think about with asymmetrical shape like this. Especially. It's curving, which were around you want it to be, um, so I think, remember, is that, um, on the silver, it's going to come out in the opposite curvature the opposite direction. Have a mirror image off the leaf here. So I think that I I want it to go that way round what persons had here. It's good to be curving a plight that the flowing in that direction so happy with that now . The next thing to do is to set the rolling mill up, and I've actually already worked out for this watercolor paper on this wits off silver for the thickness. There's no 0.8 millimeters thick, 20 gauge. Andi. It's about three centimeters wide. I already know what setting I need with for my rolling mill to em boss watercolor paper into that to get a really nice crisp texture. However, it's taken a bit of experimentation to get to that someone that through with you quickly, without any of the rolling mill classes in that you can see my serious of classes, both beginners and intermediate will give you information about how to set your rolling mill up. So I'm going to do is loosen the Roman alphabet place, post the silver on the material in there and then tightened rollers down and chilled silver can't be moved. Ritual. It's nice. It's stuck in that it's not so tight that it's actually pushing. Material left is quite snug. They're going to take note off upon the dial here, my morning milkers butt dial with numbers on it that's actually pointing pretty close to number 11. If yours hasn't got a dial, you could make your own diet a card and fist on the top, and just maybe, your clock fates on the dial give you something. Teoh work out what's going to be all. You could just put a temporary colored Sharpie mark or piece of masking tape, perhaps on the cock that's going that's up here because it will be something up here that you can't mark. So once you've made notice, what's where it is? Looseness off. Well, it back out again. You can see it's not left a mark silver tool. Was it really that tight? Take it back the way it was before. And then I find depending on the material is either between another quarter turn or another half turn. And in this case, it was about another quarter turn. Um, so I've taken my down from 11 runs about 21. That was about another court turn that I needed for this. Now, the way that the best way really is to practice with your rolling mill and take the time to use copper of different wits of different gauges. Andi, with different materials as well that you're going to roll through on dwork out make notes off the best settings for those different combinations so that you will be out to look at your notes and go right. That's a three centimeter wide piece of no 30.8 or 20 age material. Andi, I'm going to be using what her paper. Therefore I know my setting that I need a rolling mill is round about this. You might be out a fraction, but not very much actual. Not enough to make any difference. Copper is the perfect material to practice with in the ways that we hated. The Rolling Mill is very, very similar to the way the silver behaves, so it's going to give you really, really good practice results to make Kurtz and notes from so that when it actually comes to the real thing, it's quite nice and quick to set up. So Rolling Mill set up leaf the way round says I wanted to be so It's so said you say that you can see, I hope how beautifully that has come out Well, the texture has gone from the paper. It's that really, really smooth now. But I've got a another one here just so I can show you that in this case, this paper, her stretch a little bit of well but silver has stretched, and you can see how much longer that shape has become by selling it to the rolling mill. But that's a really, really beautiful in Boston pattern, really lovely shape. So the next thing is I need to do is cut a town. 7. Embossed Leaf Necklace - sawing: it's time to saw that we found now. But before we do, she got to see that there is a slight curve to the metal, which shows which in those it sent through the rollers. So the pressure from the road assist kept that up. Even though I actually do want to put a bit of a shape into this leaf after it's cut out, it's going to be a lot easier to cut it out when it's flat. So mentioned the note on your pliers and the equipment section. I'm going to give these as well as using these shape belief afterwards, actually going to use just to help me take most curve out. So just using those along with my hunt here just to grip the Metro without marking it just to pull much that curve out. So it's easily done. Next thing I want to do is used to sharply to mark. There is a around the leaf that I want to cut out. Remembering someone to leave a was a margin, so just going to I don't following the outline. What a relief, like so I'm not going to go walk away in towards the stem push around now that she can see this, Uh, quite a few corners and curves. It's going to be nice. Rush challenge of shape to sort out really gonna practice your soaring skills if you choose a shape like this. - Okay , happy with that. Make that a little bit. I don't know if I can. Okay, I'm happy without might be that as I'm soaring out saddle, which is that it is a bit close I might refined a little bit I'm soaring out on Did, Of course, after it sought out, I've been tied up the shape further with my new files. A touch of class is a pdf dial knows with hints and tips for sore and help you with that technique. That's something we work on. Um, essentially, I don't support most of my work on the bench place much so I can so cut a notch in to the bench, pay cuts. I can support work. Still get the blade up there nicely and heat oblate upright because if it is an angle is going to cut the top of silver for it cuts the bottom, even though it is any by thin. That will make a difference, and that will make it more difficult to turn the corners. I'm actually going to not turn the blades that very much as I'm telling the corners, I'm going to keep the plate more or less up and down on the same spot on Turn silver onto it. Um, Jim, all things is the down stroke that cuts knowing that helps you to to cut through the door. So I don't want to put any pressure on the saw blade. I have to listen out to a couple off sounds as thes silver size of my markets, right up against yet to silver. That makes sense to start at that 0.6 k Although I was just said that the saw blade cuts for the down stroke can to put my finger right, next world would start. So the blade is resting up against it started a couple, not just upwards. It pushes an option rather than that she saw into it. But it means if I start story, my place is nice, a bit noisy, but it's quite smooth for this sound as the sound you get when you put even just a slight pressure on the saw blade, you might think by pretty with pressure and still bears. You're helping each of in Jordan a bit quicker, but actually all it doesn't make it far more like video played is going to get stuck. The blade will do the job for you. All you need to do is guide to top down. So I'm going to sort up into that corner and then give you a little bit of a explanation of how to set a nice Christmas corner to reach that. So what I'm going to do to turn that nice Crisco or not, I'm going to keep blade talking up and down the spot. Onda. I'm going to turn super a little bit now if at any point, the super just get stuck because it did just say just that it's twist back around a bit stuff together. If it gets stuck, it basically means you tried to turn silver too far too fast. And then once you are in the right direction, you can see I'm turning the silver on. You can reach another point. - So what I'm going to do, I'm gonna continue going all the way around what you may have noticed as well as I've actually move my fingers to know that the cut line is longer toe hold both sides of the cut line because as it gets longer, what's happening on the upstroke is that you start pulling one side of the silver up, and that makes it more difficult to count. So since the habit holding you like so office will comfortable that way around. So you do have a finger in some or two fingers either side just to support your work little bit better. So I'm going to continue causing all the way around and the speed of film up a little bit. - So really lovely. Leaf shaped me a maker Reach for Roach as well as the necklace we re quite lovely seeing have no, I might do another class that's turns one of these into and for brooch. But that's sort of the shape sworn out, replaced with the accuracy accuracy of the soaring, um, but definitely isn't tidying up needed with the needle files so that he's the next section . Of course, 8. Embossed Leaf Necklace - filing and sanding: So my leaf is cut out by what's always really nice when you get to a stage where shapes that you've cut out. I just moved that back in place. That bend a bit fits perfectly into the piece of silver that you you cut it out from. So we yeah, very nice Freeman that we get to that stage So it's the chef need to cut out of said the edges are a bit rough. The tips of sharp Um, this doesn't feel finished a tour. So I'm going to use your files whips again, needle files on day or so my emery paper to tie to the edges up and to make it a lot, a lot nicer. Now I've got a flat needle file your skin flatly file Island of also got a direct needle fall, which is a tape with rectangular shape. But on the back there were no chiefs that safety back. So I'm going to use make sure the to, But when I use the Paret, it's going to be in between leaves because when I file in those tight spaces, the, um there's no teeth on the back of the file to damage the other side, whereas most files including the flat file, is they got teeth or both sides. So remember, files only work going one direction. Much way. So is he grieving the handle closer to the silver on fire, too? A couple of sections you need to go across, like so maybe a curved surface. Sometimes media to see Sweep, Of course, I think, sir, but you should be out to see my hope there compared to some of the other sections that it's a little bit Shinya That was a bit smoother. The marks from the jeweler so have B. Morris removed. It just feels, are not smoother. So it's gonna keep turning leaf backwards and forth. Just so everything assistant easier angled file changeover. This section, the director files using that for most of this is most of shape is going in between leaves . The reason that I'm turning it back and forth. Yes, I would prefer to sweep in that dark since a sweet from the inside of a shape to the tip for the end of the shape. We go back and go in between in that tighter space there, you just get to correct than with flatness. - If you've got good quality needle files, I heard he's a evolve. We make a Swiss make. Then this doesn't take for his own about 2/3 of the way around the leaf. Already cheaper files Would that houses along? Uh, they would take longer to do the same job. So really, it's We're spending a little bit of extra money on any tools that cut. Hey, that files so great discusses space is much you can afford because it really will pay off. Okay, that's all the way round. But those tips a little bit shape, so we'll switch back to the flat nose pliers. Platt Platt file No better. Andi. I'm just talking to just a week across a little bit from these side of each to that just takes the sharpness off without making a material difference to terrible shape. I just turning the least backwards and forwards like this, turning it round. So I go from the side. It's easiest for May. If you find you don't need to do that, fine. Do what? What's atmosphere. It's since one thing. Okay, no, use your fingers as much. Your eyes a phrase. I p Pusey in different classes Butterfingers as much for your eyes just to make sure that that is nice and smooth. It's also a good time to have a careful look, especially maybe into crevice isn't see whether there are any marries any tidying up. Sometimes looking at the back of the peace can give you a different view on it. Where can see Actually that, uh, in between those two leaves. I just want to tell you that up a little bit. Just using the Borat file. That one do so here. Points where? Maybe my turning credit being bitten meat it is tightening atop with the file. So support to take the time and check on that now, um, because sending he's the Emery paper won't get rid of them. There's no point moving onto that until you, for we checked. So happy with that shape. Now, some things too. Two things I'm going to use. They flat file just to get rid of a few bad because I'm filing such as pushes silver over the edge a little bit and you get some burgers. So I'm going to do is just hoat the file about 45 degrees just take the absolutely Christmas supposed fetches off, but its function back sweeping. If Bruce, it doesn't take long to do just one day, you've got to feel the difference that it makes French. You've got to feel the difference when you do it, so I could purchases of moving the fall about, um, but you will be out to feel the difference. So it definitely is worse doing on then going to use the Emery paper just to smooth things out of Ritzer's find. Once I need I Go 240 which right number on the back if the piece that you cut off doesn't have the number written on it, always like the number on the back. So I had to do. It's just going around. I just use the emery paper. It's smooth. You can use your fingers. He better feel the difference. The banks. So I'm going to continue working through the four grades of Emery paper finish off with the to 40 had just been using. I worked my way through to the 2000 to re smoothed off the edges so everything feels really lovely. And then the next job is going to be forming the bails on soldering them in place 9. Embossed Leaf Necklace - shaping the leaf: one quick jobs I want to do to leave before I sold to the bails on the back is to give it a little bit of shape to curl those edges of the leaves in a little bit to bring the shape to life a little bit more. And this is something you can actually do before after you sold to the bales in price. The advantage off doing it off to its is that you can still have the leaf, whatever design you've chosen to do flat on the soldering brick. So it's easy to support when you put the holder bales in place to be sold in place. I don't want to move about two news much, Hopefully not at all. As you're solving the bales in place, however, there are ways around that you'll see in the next section when I, uh I she sold about in place. But the advantage off doing it before the soldering is no bales to get in the place off the , uh, none of your pliers as you're cutting the edges up. So that's why I prefer to do it this way. So I'm going to do is just hold, but it owned your pliers across the edges and just just ever so. It's a little bit Brenda people, but you can see myself more. Was I which it down? They said that edge relief lifting up a little bit so that's has already curled a little bit. I don't want to do it too much. Schoolgirl match up like that. So the angle at which you hold supplies across advice to hold like that. Then it would be went up that way, coming up that way. But I want to curl up it a little bit more, Uh, more oblique angle should say so. Hold it across here and again. Just just tell us a little bit more. The curve. The 1st 1 did. You can see the curve catching the light now so good to bend what you been up to public then that one up a bit and now is I put it down. I should have to see. It's all sitting flat. It's also a massive amount of a curl, but it's enough to give it a bit more of an interesting shape. You could call it a bit more if you want to check. It's completely up to you. After all, it's your design. So that is ready now for me to make the bales, so them in place. 10. Embossed Leaf Necklace - soldering the bails: Wait. What? Leaf over to solving stations. I consort the bales in place. But before I do that, I'm going Teoh this actually out way so that I can show you how I'm going to make the two bails out off this piece of wire. So I'm going to do how easy is it is to use the round nose pliers voting to thank you. Cameras wanted to focus on the pattern on the back here, Amis around the supplies just to turn you shake in a while and then use the wipe cautious to cut off so that the lakes on that you shake. Oh, about the same size you get. One. It's OK. He's made the other too much now. So again, I'm holding down. Hold closer towards the handle, depending on how wide you want your bail to be on just over 1/3 of the way down. So what? My finger in some quite close up against the nose of the pliers so that they've got control over that bit of wire and then just turn suppliers round two supplies around the pool you shape on, sleep it off so very quick and easy fails to make putting with Bring this right over. So there are my two bales, one to my leaf with Sharpie um, more door in the back 12 places. I went to put a bail and I've also got four very small pieces of easy soldier on the brick here. So if I move one, the another one there and two out of sight, it's over here in a little bit, but I've got ready, but they're out of the way. So they're not going to get blown off the soldering brick or by the force of the blow torch or anything else like that. Now, I mentioned the curvature of the leaf or whatever shape it is that you're choosing to make of your neck for south off on it. How it would sit on the sorting out of this one actually sits quite nicely. Obviously have about one side curled up. Ah, lot more than the other. So it supports itself. But if you're shape doesn't sit so nicely well, idea is that even use on older soldering break like this once I'll show you the video classes that got some dips and curves sections in it, and that that's something like that could be really useful for propping uneven shapes up other things you can use if you scrap piece of copper or maybe even pennies very useful for propping shapes up. As I said, this is this is this is quite stable, so I'm going to do. But first bio Andi holding it in, uh, have but knows reverse section traces. Um, like a for the bent nose ones. Because then my my hand is held because the curvature handed hasn't further away from the flames. I'm working on getting soldiers in place there, but what I'm going to do first is melt soldier on to the bail first. Got one piece of soldier for each, um, of the bottoms of the lakes alpha, the bail each, the soldering joints. Easiest way to get flux on something like this. It's just a dip it in. It's so small. Going to do is hold the next EPA gets. I just feel so good to which is way go very quickly done. But she might be able to see that the ends clearer on the one of the left that the ends of the legs a little bit more rounded. That's a soldier got in place. So when that backhoes happy with that, I don't need to add any more soldier. Sorry anymore. Flux is enough there. I don't need pretty more flux on the back of the leaf. A song is the flax is on one part, so it's actually on the soldier then you're absolutely fine now, but I prefer to do is checking. There was soldier on the other lake from other Wasit. Service is it's just practice where I want to put the bail and then just take my hand out. The waste went so still there just after you checked my hand out the way slightly because the leaf is the biggest piece of metal. It's a piece that's going to need the most heat from the blowtorch to get up to serving time pressure. That little bail will get up. Sorrento, Richard very quickly, even though it's being held up, have tweezers. That's a drawing heat away from it. So I won't put most heat into here on then, when everything's nearly ready, just bring the bail back into place and continue to heat and about the soldier. So if I really worked out where? How I won't hold everything and just pivot my hand out the way. Then it just makes life easy out when it's going to bring it back when everything more this at the right temperature. So across the whole of that lead, you could see the optimization you see most upside. Thanks. Maybe around the H is where I son of it. Everything's hugging dark, a bit of a reddish change show to thinks it's very close to solving temperature. So what Failed back? You know, Bales is gone that second. There we go. So the flash liquid flush was more obvious on the first ballot. It was on second. I just kept everything still took the heat way. Catch everything still until the soldier lost that brighter parents. And that tells me that the soldier had gone solid again. So it's all one piece. I can pick it up from the bail. Andi, My next job. It's a soldier, the second bail in place. So I'm going to just have that sizzle just quenched the end of the tweezers. Because they are. They were hot on, and I went to oversleep. Pick up second bail in those tweets is my fingers are really, really close to the trees Is so if the tweeters were still hot during, that wouldn't be perfectly pleasant. I'm just going to bring over the I saw the two pieces off solder. So once I prepared earlier one there. And when there tips up bail in flux with the 1st 1 you get a second chance. Okay, so I haven't heated it long enough of soldier toe, actually all sink into into the silver just long enough for it to melt onto the tapes. So it's still sitting proud of soldier. But it's now where I want it to be so going to Can't predict quite straight across. So a little bit too wide for that. It's gonna turn this round, little bitch. Put it more like that. Okay, Now, by the way, I haven't peacoat. The flame will actually clean this up. Um, so I don't need to pick. I can't go straight on to do the second bail. Um, Andi, the other thing is, since I have used easy soldier for both bale's, that is because I used to soldering I know what to look out for. Know the signs of the soldier melting on and therefore I can use et silver on both fails Take the heat away as soon as the soldier on this bale has flown. Andi, this Faillace I'm very unlucky won't have had a chance to the soldier to re melt and flow routes that one should be saying should be safe. You cannot get away with using the same melting temperature sort of quite a few joints as long as you ah what what to watch out for you take the heat away Assumes the soldier was emotional flowing out to be a little bit safer if you're not quite so confident with your soldering using medium sort of the first bail and then easy soldier from a second So again local from beating we're going to hold that bail back. Once you disagree, I go again one by was far more obvious in the flow of its soldier than the other. But that again it's so did nicely. So this needs to go in the quench botch to cool down and the pick report to clean up and then a polish I'm going to push this in my tumble pressure if you don't have a total pressure than using a polishing cloth and forbid elbow grease will still give it a really lovely polish. So once it is all nicely cleaned up and polished, the next job is to touch the chain. 11. Embossed Leaf Necklace - attaching the chain: Here's my lovely shiny leaf pendant. Fresh after Tumbler. What a lovely polished to It'll be catching like that, Andi. I've threaded a chain through those bales at the back, so that's already toe wear. But the reason why I've put writing the chain of the whole chapter on the video class is that I want to show you on alternative as well that you might want to consider, depending on the shape off your necklace, your pendant, as you can see here from the shape, the silver Andi from where I've positioned the bails, you can't actually see the chain from the front, at least not the angle, which has been warning tipped over but from front will be worn. You wouldn't be able to see the chain, which is how I prefer it to be. However, I want to show you this pendant says, Um, while the daisies have on my website on dawn, this one again, I've got to bales and I prefer to have two bales on pendants like this because it helps the helps a pendant to hang at the angle that I wanted to hang out. If there was just one bail on this then it certainly wouldn't hang across like that. I'd have to have one bail that we pulled down center of gravity would pull it down more like that. But the two bales allows it to hang at the angle that I designed it for on the same with this one. However, because of the open work the Pierce work in, this stays in because the shape of the petals this change the chain was going across like so it would show from the front, and I don't want it to. So what I've done instead, it's just use have one touches just to cut through a link of the chain A to a midpoint of the chain on. Then you should bear to see I've used to very small jump rings. What a pair here groups. These are two millimeter inside diameter jump rings, ones I prefer to use on. I make them out of North 20.8 millimeter wire, and I've used those to thread through the end Lincoln each half chain and then attach that to the bales. I haven't sold them closed. I find that this aspect ratios that basically means the ratio between the gauge of the wire on the inside diameter. They are strong enough to stay closed themselves as all the clothes and nice and tightly. However, if the rings were much bigger certainly 3.5 74 millimeters inside diameter, they could be pulled open quite easily. So really means I don't sold. These is because I'm using re small ones that was staying nice and strong. The other thing I wanted to mention to you is chain itself off. We see if I'm doing this kind of technique with the chain cut in half, a need to make sure that the North 0.8 millimeter wire will go through those links. So wants to share with you that the type of chain I prefer to use for these projects is a trace chain that's a style of the links of chain, and it's known as a 12 18 chain. That's the code given to the number of links per inch on door. So the size of the links in terms off their wits is worth. And thanks to the length was somehow money you've got in the inch perch, the wits and also the gauge wire that they're made out off, you'll be able to find other chains that no 0.8 millimeter, why goes through really nicely, But this is the one that I use. 12. Embossed Leaf Necklace - final thoughts: Well, that's one lovely leaf necklace ready to wear, and it would also make a beautiful gift. It doesn't take too long to make either, as the craft paper punch does most of the design work on, obviously, the texture ring for you. I now have a whole range of these paper craft hole punches in different shapes and different sizes on, more more than creeping out of my paper ticket and into my jewellery workshop was a great not just for texting with a rolling mill, but also as a source of 10 plates for soaring out shapes out of your silver as well. I really look forward to seeing what you make seeing what shapes you choose to use your jewelry, and also whether you choose to make a necklace or second for a bracelet or maybe a pair of earrings. Because the techniques that were covering in this class are easily transferrable into other types of jewelry as well. So the choice of what you make is up to you how I do hope you're actually class project section, so we can always admire it. If you have any questions, please. You are awesome in close discussions, but for now, thank you for watching