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Intermediate Silversmithing - Sea Waves Ring

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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17 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Sea Waves Ring

    • 2. Sea Waves Ring - equipment

    • 3. Sea Waves Ring - soldering equipment

    • 4. Sea Waves Ring - materials

    • 5. Sea Waves Ring - preparing the wire

    • 6. Sea Waves Ring - soldering

    • 7. Sea Waves Ring - soldering troubleshooting

    • 8. Sea Waves Ring - filing and sanding

    • 9. Sea Waves Ring - annealing

    • 10. Sea Waves Ring - flattening the rings

    • 11. Sea Waves Ring - texturing

    • 12. Sea Waves Ring - resizing the rings

    • 13. Sea Waves Ring - shaping the rings

    • 14. Sea Waves Ring - soldering the ring stack

    • 15. Sea Waves Ring - after soldering

    • 16. Sea Waves Ring - bonus: silicon wheels

    • 17. Sea Waves Ring - final thoughts


About This Class

The Sea Waves Rings Class is the first in a new series that will take all the techniques you have learnt in Silversmithing for Beginners and add a challenge to help you advance your skills!

Intermediate Silversmithing will include stone setting, forging, mixed metals and much more, and in this class the focus is on your soldering skills. You will be taking three rings from the Simple Hammered Rings class (see link below), adding a twist and carefully soldering them together in a stack. I'll be there to hep you every step of the way, with troubleshooting tips and some hints to help with the forging and soldering.


The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects. The second downloadable class document available is a chart listing ring sizes.

The Sea Waves Ring was designed as part of the Ring A Month 2019 challenge. January's prompt was Texture. For more about the challenge visit

If you haven't already done so, I recommend watching the Simple Hammered Rings class before taking this 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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