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Floral Hoop Earrings - a no-solder project

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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10 Videos (36m)
    • Floral Hoops Earrings

      1:28
    • Floral Hoops - equipment

      2:30
    • Floral Hoops - materials

      0:45
    • Floral Hoops - sawing

      5:39
    • Floral Hoops - filing

      4:47
    • Floral Hoops - texture

      3:18
    • Floral Hoops - drilling

      2:35
    • Floral Hoops - shaping the hoops

      2:49
    • Floral Hoops - forming the earwires

      11:14
    • Floral Hoops - final thoughts

      0:51

About This Class

Welcome to the Floral Hoop Earrings class! Learn how to saw, texture and shape silver into a pair of stylish hoops - and then adapt the length and texture to fit your own tastes! No soldering is required in this class so you can concentrate on your sawing and texturing skills, and I will take you through everything step-by-step.

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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 jewellery makers of all levels of experience from complete beginners upwards.

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.

If you'd like more tips on sawing silver sheet then the Petal Earrings and Bird on a Branch Pendant classes are perfect for you!

Earrings #5 in the #52earrings challenge

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Lovely clear class, a pretty pair of earrings.
Great class!
I really enjoyed doing something which did not involve soldering. Very interesting method of making earrings.

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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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