Peacock Pearls | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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15 Videos (1h 45m)
    • Peacock Pearls - learn how to set half-drilled pearls with two projects

    • Peacock Pearls - materials

    • Peacock Pearls - equipment

    • Peacock Pearls - soldering equipment

    • Peacock Pearls - cutting the tube

    • Peacock Pearls - drilling

    • Peacock Pearls - soldering

    • Peacock Pearls - filing inside the tubes

    • Peacock Pearls - soldering the stud earrings

    • Peacock Pearls - soldering the drop earrings

    • Peacock Pearls - filing the tubes smooth

    • Peacock Pearls - preparing the posts

    • Peacock Pearls - earwires

    • Peacock Pearls - gluing the pearls

    • Peacock Pearls - final thoughts


About This Class

Welcome to the Peacock Pearls earrings class! Pearls are a classic staple of any jewellery box, and I've given them a modern twist by teaming beautiful peacock grey freshwater pearls with the smooth clean lines of silver tubes. You have two earring designs to choose from - a simple pair of drop earrings or a pretty dainty pair of studs. On the other hand, why choose? You can make them both!

The main technique that we will be covering during the class is how to set half-drilled pearls onto silver. The technique is not a difficult one, but the hints and tips I share will help make certain that you create a strong firm setting for the pearls. We will also, as always, cover soldering techniques.


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 although those with previous experience will gain value from practising their fine soldering skills.

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 #40 and #41 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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