Lampwork Teardrops Earrings | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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14 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings

      1:58
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - materials

      3:23
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - equipment

      3:06
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - sawing

      13:28
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - filing

      9:03
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - annealing

      2:43
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - hammering

      6:20
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - preparing the wire

      2:15
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - soldering the wire

      4:36
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - drilling

      2:21
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - soldering the studs

      3:01
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - finishing the earrings

      7:39
    • Lampwork Teardrops Earrings - final thoughts

      0:59

About This Class

The project in this class started as I challenge to one of the classes I teach here in my studios - using only the materials left over from the piece of jewellery you've just finished design and create a new pair of earrings. I did put out a small bowl of beads for them to use and gave them stud fittings and butterflies, but everything else had to come from the pile of scraps already sitting on their work desk! They really enjoyed the challenge and made some beautiful earrings. Of course, I had to join in too, and I made a pair of the earrings you can see here.

My challenge to you is to create a pair of earrings, based on the instructions in this class, made only using scraps of silver left on your work desk. The class will teach you sawing and soldering techniques, but I also want you to discover what beautiful things you can make from scraps!

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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 suitable for everyone from beginners upwards!

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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