Pearl Hoops | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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15 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Pearl Hoops - learn how to set half-drilled pearls

      2:30
    • Pearl Hoops - materials

      1:57
    • Pearl Hoops - equipment

      2:53
    • Pearl Hoops - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Pearl Hoops - preparing the wire

      7:42
    • Pearl Hoops - hammering

      4:34
    • Pearl Hoops - drilling

      5:20
    • Pearl Hoops - shaping the hoops

      4:43
    • Pearl Hoops - soldering

      7:19
    • Pearl Hoops - filing

      6:10
    • Pearl Hoops - earwires

      7:59
    • Pearl Hoops - preparing the posts

      10:46
    • Pearl Hoops - setting the pearls

      6:26
    • Pearl Hoops - finishing the earrings

      6:20
    • Pearl Hoops - final thoughts

      1:11

About This Class

Welcome to the Pearl Hoops earrings class! Pearls are a classic staple of any jewellery box, and I love the soft colour they add to silver jewellery. The earrings in this class are a long pair of swinging hoop-shaped drops, a variation on the Garnet Hoop Earrings class.

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.

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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 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 #42 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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