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10 Videos (59m)
    • Long Stem Earrings

      1:48
    • Long Stem Earrings - materials

      1:33
    • Long Stem Earrings - equipment

      2:53
    • Long Stem Earrings - soldering equipment

      3:38
    • Long Stem Earrings - preparing the bezels

      11:14
    • Long Stem Earrings - preparing the stems

      9:34
    • Long Stem Earrings - soldering

      6:05
    • Long Stem Earrings - setting the stones

      12:09
    • Long Stem Earrings - earwires

      8:12
    • Long Stem Earrings - final thoughts

      1:56

About This Class

Welcome to the Long Stem Earrings class! This elegant pair of earrings has been designed to highlight the beautiful purple amethyst stones hanging at the bottom of the drops. Both they and the simple texture on the long stems that give the project it's name catch the light beautifully as they swing gently.

This is a great class if you want to learn some beginner stone setting techniques, want to learn a few hints and tips to make sure that your stones are set securely, or want to practice your soldering skills.

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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 a beginner class as the stone setting uses a premade bezel cup.

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 #36 in the #52earrings challenge.

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I struggled with stone setting, then Jo showed me that I hadn't been pushing from the base. This is an excellent class to remind me of that requirement and it's prompting me to have another go before i forget what I learnt!
Another clear class thank you Joanne.

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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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