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Flower Drop Earrings: saw, hammer & solder beautiful flowers

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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15 Videos (48m)
    • Flower Drop Earrings - saw, hammer & solder beautiful flowers

      1:03
    • Flower Drop Earrings - materials

      0:54
    • Flower Drop Earrings - equipment

      1:29
    • Flower Drop Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Flower Drop Earrings - sawing the flowers

      4:45
    • Flower Drop Earrings - filing the flowers

      4:47
    • Flower Drop Earrings - hammering

      3:23
    • Flower Drop Earrings - shaping the flowers

      1:45
    • Flower Drop Earrings - melting the silver balls

      2:45
    • Flower Drop Earrings - soldering part 1

      2:44
    • Flower Drop Earrings - preparing the earwires

      2:50
    • Flower Drop Earrings - soldering part 2

      2:20
    • Flower Drop Earrings - finishing the earwires

      4:38
    • Flower Drop Earrings - wirewrapping the briolettes

      8:31
    • Flower Drop Earrings - final thoughts

      1:02

About This Class

Improve your sawing skills, learn how shaping your cut shapes can give them extra life, practice your fine soldering technique and learn how to wire-wrap a briolette bead to hang below the flower - and you'll soon have a beautiful new pair of earrings to show off!

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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 theĀ Petal Earrings andĀ Bird on a Branch Pendant classes are perfect for you!

Earrings #3 in the #52earrings challenge

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Joanne is calm and talks through every step clearly.
clear sawing and soldering and wire wrapping techniques. Lovely to see two pairs of earrings to demonstrate the huge difference some patination or a different stone will make.
An excellent class.
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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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