Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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14 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - materials

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - equipment

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - soldering equipment

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - cutting the discs

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - doming the discs

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - soldering the loops

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - soldering the studs

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - forming the teardrops

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - filing 1

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - soldering the teardrops

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - filing 2

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - finishing the earrings

    • Fancy Teardrop Stud Earrings - final thoughts


About This Class

A long and elegant pair of stud earrings combining beautifully textured silver sheet and fancy beaded silver wire. Although these stud earrings are long they are wonderfully comfortable to wear as the longest section, the teardrop, is formed from the lovely beaded wire.

This class will reinforce skills that previous projects have taught - for example forming smooth teardrops and cutting and doming discs - and it will also stretch your soldering skills.


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 an intermediate class as previous experience of soldering is useful.

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 #45 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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