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13 Videos (45m)
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - an intermediate soldering project

      1:14
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - equipment

      2:57
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - materials

      0:40
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - sawing 1

      3:00
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - filing the wire

      4:24
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - texturing

      2:41
    • Embossed Leaf Drop Earrings - preparing for soldering

      5:13
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - sawing 2

      3:22
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - soldering

      6:21
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - neatening after soldering

      5:27
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - soldering the stud fittings

      3:46
    • Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings - final thoughts

      1:02

About This Class

Welcome to the Embossed Leaf Stud Earrings class! This class will take you step by step through making a pair of elegant stud earrings with a soft embossed texture. The main aim of the class is 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.

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4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Excellent class!
and today's top tip?! cut the base a frackky longer than needed.

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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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