Honeycomb Earrings - a stone setting project

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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12 Videos (1h 27m)
    • Honeycomb Earrings - a stone setting project

      3:07
    • Honeycomb Earrings - materials

      2:38
    • Honeycomb Earrings - equipment

      4:02
    • Honeycomb Earrings - soldering equipment

      4:00
    • Honeycomb Earrings - sawing the sheet

      8:31
    • Honeycomb Earrings - filing the sheet

      5:34
    • Honeycomb Earrings - preparing the settings

      6:18
    • Honeycomb Earrings - soldering the settings

      10:37
    • Honeycomb Earrings - soldering the earwires

      14:39
    • Honeycomb Earrings - setting the stones

      14:50
    • Honeycomb Earrings - finishing the earwires

      11:48
    • Honeycomb Earrings - final thoughts

      0:57

About This Class

A great introduction to stone setting and a challenge to help you improve your soldering skills!

The Honeycomb Earrings class teaches you how to create a lovely pair of drop earrings with a delicate honeycomb texture and simple cabochon stone settings. The class will teach you how to prepare your stone settings and how to easily set up the silver for soldering to create the 'half on, half off' look.

I want you to focus on your design skills in the class as well as your practical ones. I carefully pulled together the different elements in the design - the texture, the stones and the shape of the silver - to complement each other, and I'd really like you look at the stones you have and the texturing tools in your workshop so that you create a project that uses the techniques I'll teach you but is truly your own.

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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 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 #48 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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