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14 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Ribbon Earrings - an intermediate soldering project

    • 2. Ribbon Earrings - materials

    • 3. Ribbon Earrings - equipment

    • 4. Ribbon Earrings - soldering equipment

    • 5. Ribbon Earrings - sawing

    • 6. Ribbon Earrings - texturing

    • 7. Ribbon Earrings - filing

    • 8. Ribbon Earrings - shaping the earrings

    • 9. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the stud earrings 1

    • 10. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the stud earrings 2

    • 11. Ribbon Earrings - preparing the earwires

    • 12. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the drop earrings

    • 13. Ribbon Earrings - finishing the earwires

    • 14. Ribbon Earrings - final thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to the Ribbon Earrings class! In this class I've turned long lengths of rectangular wire into two pairs of beautifully textured twistedd and twirled ribbon-like earrings - one pair of long elegant studs and a pair of gently swinging drops.

I've used my rolling mill and one of my own laser-engraved texture sheets (detail in the class project) to give the silver a lovely embossed pattern but you could use hammers or a texture punch as an alternative if you don't have access to a rolling mill.


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 an intermediate class as the method I've used for soldering the earwires onto the top earrings is a little fiddly, but I've also discussed an easier method in the video.

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 #31 and #32 in the #52earrings challenge.







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Joanne Tinley

Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer


I have been making jewellery for as long as I can remember, and have been passing these wonderful (and addctive!) skills on through my classes for nearly 20 years. 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.

My studio is in Southampton, on the South Coast of the UK. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach regular and popular jewellery design workshops, and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.

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1. Ribbon Earrings - an intermediate soldering project: Hello. My name's Gentilly, our majority design and shooter from the South Coast. U. K On Welcome to the Seven Hearings class. This class is going to take long lengths off a tangle stone silver wire. Send it for the rolling Melted. It was a lovely and boss texture and then twisted to form lovely looped hearings on We're going to be making too passive bearings, one past studs and one pair of drops. This is a surprisingly quick project to make because there's Rachel Soaring were using that change? Why bother having to cut pieces understanding So sheet, However soldering makes us an intermediate class as it's a little bit more fiddly. I'm going to discuss two different ways of solving the ear wires onto the back off the drop hearings. The way I'm actually going to show you is a little bit more advanced some of the other carcasses, but nothing that you can't do with just a little bit of patients and taking the time to set things up properly. This class has passed 52 airings, challenged as I set myself in 2017 design and film tutorials for 52 different paths of airings have a look out for the HASHTAG 52 hearings on both Instagram and Facebook to see if he could find behind the scenes photos and maybe catch a glimpse of the class is coming next. If you're ready to get started, then let's have a look at the materials and equipment that you're going to need to make both parents of hearings. 2. Ribbon Earrings - materials: the's of the materials that we're going to need for the ribbon earrings, the main section of the hearings. The long, twisted ribbons are going to be made for my rectangular weir. This is a thickness of why that I used quite a lot of different projects. It is four millimeters by not 40.84 millimeters. Obviously other dimensions rectangular. Why will do just nicely, although to get a similar look, you probably wouldn't want to go any wider than about 5.5, maybe six millimeters. And why much thicker Zan, not 60.85 point nine millimeters, would take a little bit more effort to twist round. So do bear that in mind when you're choosing your materials. Alternative, of course, is to cut a long, thin piece out of sunny silver sheet off a suitable thickness. We're going to be making one pair off drop hearings on one purse, starred earrings, so I've got to know 10.8 millimeter or 20 gauge sterling silver around wire. This I'm going to use for making the ear wires. I've also got a pair of study posts on a pair of butterflies fit over the post to finish off the start earrings 3. Ribbon Earrings - equipment: thieves with hand tools that we're going to need to make the ribbon earrings. I was a Sharpie and a ruler because they're going to help me work out to the link of why that I'm going to need to make the earrings the rectangular wires that forms the main part of the earrings I'm going to be cutting with a jeweler's saw. Andare supports that wire on the bench. Pake on Duthie apron underneath will catch the dust so that could be safe recycling. I'm going to use one of my laser and great texture sheets to em, boss. A pattern into the wire on Did I'm going to do that by sending a sheet on the silver together through the rolling mill. There are obviously other materials that you could use a sense for the rolling mill with silver, for example, Lin couldn't give a very beautiful design. Alternatively, you could hammer a texture into the silver used texture punches, or you could leave it nice and smooth. If you're going to use the rolling mill to text your silver, you'll need a shop Paris scissors to cut the material. I'm going to use a needle file to smooth off any sharp edges on the rectangular weir on dial. Also be using that at the end of the project on the air wires. I got a pair of step Mandrell pliers or bail forming pliers. I'm going to use those to form the twists in the rectangular weir you could if you wanted to instead bent the wire by hand around anything that's a suitable shape inside. You could, for example, use the about what was a Sharpie. You don't say. Use a step to Mandrell that you may have seen be used for ear wise in other projects. I'll also be using stepped pliers to form the ear wires. Andi, I'll be using the wire cutters of flat nose pliers are the nine on your pliers to help me with the ear wires as well, to give the ear wise but a strength, I will be hammering front section off them with the flashing hammer amassed, I hammer. I'll be supporting a while on the steel bench block with a leather cushion underneath to keep the noise down. This is a soldering project, so let's take a look at the soldier equipment that we're going to need to complete the earrings 4. Ribbon Earrings - soldering equipment: thing is the soldier equipment that I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings and pendants, everything sitting on a couple of slate tiles, a heatproof surface to help protect my desk on my work sits on a couple of soldering bricks , soldering blocks, while some heating it up. One of these soldering bricks is made of a softer material than the others. Because it's softer, it's picked up some dips and some cracks in it. It's being used over the years, and these could be very useful for supporting work that isn't completely flat. The charcoal block is there because I melt small piece of scrap on top of that on. Do they form nice of my balls as I am used to decorate my projects when I need to pick up my work or to support it whilst I'm soldering? I used reverse action tweezers that you can see here, and I've also got a pair on a stand through 1/3 hand, and it's there when I need 12 on extra hands to help me out. The blue handled stick is a soldier pick on and that I used to push soldier, move it about to make sure it it's exactly what I wanted to be. Soldier usually comes in strips or sticks. Andi, I've got three different melting temperatures here that I using combination for different projects. The soldier gets cut into small pieces or Palin's you ting, the red handled snips. As I keep those little pieces in the labeled boxes that you can see do make sure that you label your boxes because once a soldier is cut up, you won't be hard to tell which is which. Melting temperature. My curl over the ends off the sticks of solder start. I can't tell which melting temperature they are. The more cold over they are, they're higher. The mountain temperature, bright yellow liquid is a flux. Solder won't actually flow out through the joining unless you use a flux with it. Andi, the paintbrushes. What? I used to apply the flux to the joints in my work. So he was also available in a paste form, its ground up soldier that's already mixed with a flux, so you don't need a separate flux. In fact, if you were to add the yellow Fluxus, I've shown you it would stop this sort of place from working properly. It's most commonly available in syringes with small tips that she can see here. But you can also buy it in tubs and pots, just like with the traditional sticks or strips of soldier. So the pace is available in three different melting temperatures. Easy, medium and hard. I've just got easy and medium here. The easy is the one that's 268 degrees. Sent rate for amounting 10 pressure. The medium is 732 re century. As you can tell, the easy soldier paste is a favorite newer than the medium soldier paste. When you have a new syringe, it's best to pull back on the plunger after you finished using it. Otherwise, the soldier pace going to continue to snake out of the tip a little bit, and you don't want to waste it because this is actually the most expensive way of buying soldier. I like to use the solder paste on projects like chains on, and also holly beads sometimes might use it on sucking rings if I'm in a bit of a hurry because one of the advantages sort of place is that the soldier usually stays exactly where you want it to be. Unlike the sort of Italians that can jump off as you start to heat the metal up, Small projects like hearings only need a small blowtorch, and I've got two different makes of those here. Both of them are easy to refill with the gas that comes in aerosol cans since the same type of gas butane gas that you use to refill cigarette lighter. We're also going to be using some pins that usually find in the haberdashery department off stores on. We're going to be using those to hold the silver in places for Mississippi soldier. These are usually called cheapens because they are shaped like a T with a head going across the top at the back of a picture, you can see a slow cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution, go to safety pickle in it. When you heat silver up, the surface becomes not darker and dirtier looking that some of the capo in the study silver reacting with the heat and auction flames before cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans that Caprock sides up before you put your work in the safety pickle. It needs to be cooled down or quenched in a pot of water. Andi, you need to put your work in and out of the safety pickle with brass or plastic tweezers. Not the stainless steel ones that I showed you before and thus, but definitely not least our have safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes. Look after them carefully. 5. Ribbon Earrings - sawing: I've been playing around with different lengths off paper Life's long lengths, being twisting around Onda and seeing what kind of look I get. Andi. I worked out from that. The length of why that I want to use to create the earrings. The stud earrings are actually going to be the longer twists, because I'm going to make a really nice, too long, elegant, stunning pair of stud earrings. The shorter length see here I'm going to use for the drop earrings because obviously they're going to start off a little bit longer. They're going to have the wire above them, so I'm gonna need about 11 centimeters of wife with drop earrings. Found about 30 centimeters for the studs. My texture sheets coming. Two sizes have got nice, long size A a a nice long length that's long enough to texture a cough. It's that's going to be plenty for the earrings, So first thing I need to do clearly he's out of the way is to mark the silver to mark the why, with the links that we're going to need, it's frustrating out a section of this on going to use nine on your players that we do that , we smooth it out. Okay, I'm not going to mark on here both the 30 centimeter lengths and most of the 11 centimeter links and cut them all out because I might slip on bond, go off the line a little bit. So it's far more accurate to measure one. Links. Cough it under mention measure. The next ones do each one. In turn. This rectangular wife noticed that she got a little bit of a a bend in it coming out little bit. But I'm actually not Tiki worried about that because sending the rolling mill might put a little bit of a bend in any way. Andi, it's gonna be twisted around, so I don't think that's going to matter. A troll. So is my first mark on the silver when he's a jeweler's saw to cut that out. Andi, Even though it's a very short section, I'm still going to us. Pushed on the are the bench peg on. Don't going to keep my soul blade nice and upright. That not put too much pressure on it that the blade do the work for makes, even though it is relatively short lengths. I'm cutting it's always best to keep in there in good habits. So what fingering the side of Well, that's what exactly about making all the noise. I'll go finger either side off. I'm going to be cutting. Just gives a bit of extra support. Okay, who first things? - No to that's see why. Cut out for the stud earrings says for the drops Any to 11 centimeter length for the drops . There we go. Oops, that does make a lot of noise. Such that certainly threat China wives it wobbles about. So I've got four lakes of why one each for each year into £2 of hearings. They do look quite long links at this stage, and they're actually going to get a little bit longer because sending them through the rolling mill will lengthen them a little bit. But remember that they are actually going to end up but less than half of this length, because they're going to be twisted round in the middle and then went up. I'm not going to at this stage tidy up the ends. I'm not going to father nice and smooth because I'm going to save that job until after they've been texted through the rolling Well 6. Ribbon Earrings - texturing: have you suppose sharp scissors to cut four long strips from the texture sheet, one for each lengthwise onto texture. I turned off the sheet a little bit but still left. The sections have cut off um, longer. Then the pieces of war There was a slightly wider in case the wind moves in. The best separate Send it through may be careful as I can be to send it through really nice and straight, but it's not unheard or for two to sit to the side a little bit if you're not careful. But the reason why I've cuts the longer East with Silver is going to stretch out as it goes to the rolling mill. So it's going to stretch out. It's going to get with thinner, and it's going to be pushed into the paper and pick up that lovely and Boston texture as the card that sexual sheet is made from isn't going to stretch as it goes to. The rolling mill is only going to compress where it comes into contact with a silver. I need to make sure that it is longer than the silver to start with, so I don't run out with texture. It's a silver grows a little bit. I probably overestimated the amount of Texas sheets that I need for the to longer 13 centimeter pieces, Some using for the studs I definitely overestimated for the 11 sent me to pieces, but I can always trim off any section that's unused and say that for a different project, the Rolling Mill works by passing your metal through the's rollers on Did you can move the handle up here? Two of the rollers close together on further apart if you wanting to stretch out a piece of sheet or wire, or if you're wanting to a bossa texture into them, then your city to make sure that the voters are quite tight. So that pressing firmly putting off pressure onto the metal to do the job that you want. As you can see the gauge on the top off my rolling mill has got quite a few marks on it. And these are where I've marked where I want the rolling mill to be set to forward different jobs. So I've done quite a bit of experimenting to work out that, say, for on your 0.8 millimeter piece o sheet of a certain wits being sent through with where my Texas sheets need to be set up. Lisa, have the rollers set up a certain place? So it means that when it comes to a new project, I can pretty much make sure this I've got the road is set up correctly right from the start , not your rolling Mills have engaged at the top. We should have something better. Coke, something like that that you can put a mark on to put some indicators. The handle side is used to turn the rollers to pull all wrong your material through. I've actually already set up my rolling mill to the distance between the rollers I need for this project, So I'm going to take my first piece of silver on. Just make sure that it's lined up nicely. Do it that way, says about top here. There's no gap. Make sure it's lined up nicely in the middle of that pace and have no start said it for the morning. Well, so this is the pieces I've just sent to the rolling mill piece on the right here on day, you can see it. I moved about the light the lovely and boss patent. It is picked up like I could feel that race patter with my with my son Aleph. I I move across on just to compare. This piece hasn't been sent through yet. It's still nice and smooth. Also got a bit of a curve to the silver because it was sent to the world is quite tightly. But that doesn't bother me because, of course, I'm going to be with that back into focus way going to be bending the wire around anyway. So that's that's not an issue on die. Also, I wanted to show you textures sheet. If I move that breath the light, you can see the compressed area where the the silver this has been there is still a bit of a a texture in there, So if I lined it up nicely, I could send another piece through a service texture. It wouldn't get such a deep textures I've got here, but it would still bitter a nice section, so I'm going to send through the other pieces of silver as well. So still three context in pieces. My guys try and give you different view of the rolling mill. This time she could get a closer look what was going on 7. Ribbon Earrings - filing: I bought the texture pieces of rectangular Weir back over to the bench. Paige, because I need to needed at the ends of them, are going to do that with the needle file. You can see I've also straight in the mountain. Little bet I used the nine on your pliers to do that in the same way as I did a straightening out the Why, before I sort it into the four different pizzas, I have just done that to make it a bit easier to do this next job. I've also checked that they are that the two pairs is still the same length, which they are, so I don't need to trim a longer piece off. It'll it is worst up with checking, because if there was a PSA light difference between the two pieces off, why that you cut off for a pair of earrings by the time you sent that for the rolling mill , that difference would be greater because the rolling mill is registered to retch the material out a little bit, so it's worth taking the time. Just a double check that they are still the same length and trim the long one off if you need to. If interest by to know that off. See, both pairs of wives have grown as a sense of the rolling mill. The shorter pair grew by 13 millimeters on the longer pair grew by 16 millimeter. So we're going to make a couple of lovely, long element persevere rings, so it's gonna take one of time. Andi, these aren't baby sold joins at the ends here, so I don't need to make sure that they are completely square. Um, so I'm not going to use an engineer square to check them. I'm just going to my Freddie Square by I just eating needle file. To do this, you could use a six inch five people for that. Andi, Then just around the corners off a little bit. So there aren't any. I don't shop. Which is there? Do the same on this site. Okay, it's venture. Remove any bus that finally might produce on sale at the other end. You can see a little piece of why sticking out, by the way, because I'm supporting my civic. My fingers. If I held it down here and try to file it would move about too much of a job a little bit trickier. We support your work clothes to wear. You're working one. Remember, when you're doing a job like this, use your fingers as much of your eyes to make sure that there aren't any. There aren't any sharp edges, your fingers. They're going to be so much sensitive that so much more sense to quality. Where does that kind of thing last one? Okay, so that's the four strips of Silver said. They look like they're where they are, very long pieces of silver for hearings, but they're going to end up being twisted in that section of class and end up quite a bit shorter. 8. Ribbon Earrings - shaping the earrings: time now to put twists and 12 into the earrings. Actually done one of the longer pieces of silver already. See, it's serious comparison. So this is what It's long, long piece, that, sir, just over 14 house sent to me to know that this is what this this long piece ends up hat on , and this is about five centimeters long. Now, of course, you can see a double twist at the bottom. So goes all the way around and up the sides as well. Andi course I'm going to do is soda. The tips together, Andi. That will be done before. Then put a sudden fitting on one side. The other home decided which yet, But you can see it. Some sections of the hearing you're going to be able to see the texture on some Here. See the smooth on Texas silver, which I think is a is a really nice contrast. It should also be able to see that I've already put a Sharpie mark in the middle of each length of why I've done that to help gets the to and here the same ranks, Onda. You see, uh, stepped pliers or the bell for me implies. Do so I'm going to use this biggest section well over a pair of earrings on the smallest section. For the smaller giving such turned out to be the drop hearings. What you'll see is I start to bend the wire round. Is that the loops that I for much me a little bit bigger in the sections on the bails? The why was spring open a little bit. So time to show you how I got that shape. They bits out of the way so we're not distracted by them. You should keep that once where you refer to it on and I'm going to do you support the midpoint marked there. I'm going to hold that underneath the middle of that. Why does part Andi? I'm going to bend. So why up? Why is actually quite stiff after sentence through the rolling mill? If you find this, it's too stiff to work with. Then a Neil the silver Before you get onto this stage, I was going to say such a move past each other now and it's good with these pliers. Just toe. Take the silver off, turn it back around the other way. So you can bend around because you'll find you'll be putting different pressure on if you're bending this way, if you're using of yourself finger like that so we will make sure that we're getting just as even as possible, se It's worse yet. Amount I'm going to do now is just start push those rounds and you can see with a little bit of movement like you see that that darkness section they're there. So why wasn't physically close up against it Has been open for bit we're taking there were off second, hummed it that way up, right? So, sir, cycle is sticking up at the moment under that was strange. Apply. Animal register now is fresh, pushing thes round whilst making certain that they, uh the same length. So if it any point you see, for example, that this one we left it longer than the one on the right, that would mean that this side would need pushing over a little bit more. But now she's looking pretty good. So last sound need to do. You may notice that the's have bean squashed a little bit. Benten little bits each side so they sit flat together. So do that things wants. Now she's my my son. Just a push it down. So, bitch, Andi, Then do the same with the other side. Just push them together a little bit. Keep going around to get them even because your finger and your thumb going to accept so different pressure on them? No, but you can see they do, uh, spring open still at the top. So what I'm going to have to do is issues a tour going to use a pin to hold them together when the soldering. But you say so. These as well. Same idea, but I'm going to be using soon. This section applies the second weights of wire for the drop hearings again pushing the water up, You say how that one but that one looks that was actually doing it I didn't mention to you before is that I want the earrings to be mirror images of each other. So what I'm doing is looking to see that this one spirals around in, has whichever way round I have it. It has the textured piece of silver on the right. So this one to be a mirror image. I want detective piece of silver on the left. So this time I'm going to twist it around. So it goes over to the to the left thing that manage pinching the ends together now. Oops. Okay, If I show you wish I I meant by that Last bits is such now the way that the wires twisted is that they are mirror images of each other. So I check to make certain that the wires twisted that way around on this one. Andi, in the opposite direction of that one when all I did is just made sure that the wire he went to the left or the right as I bent it around the bell for implies. So I've ended up with a pair that are mirror images of each other. So I now need to start doing soldering to these. I'm going to soldier the tips together on Then I'm going to put the air wise, understood fittings in place 9. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the stud earrings 1: I thought the length of wires that were turning toothy study hearings over to this organization. Now it's time to soldier those tips together so that they form that kind of shape instead of her A sprung open shape. Andi, I'm going to use so the paste for this I'm going to use medium solder paste because then I can use easy soldier to soldier first start fitting on the back. So I'm just going to apply. Let's start with Let's meet him soda down here. So this is C just inside the tip, um, where it's going to be sold together. But I'm going to be soldering on Lee. Soft break. Andi. I'm going to use a cheap in to help me that you can see a cheap and got my song point to it on, and it's got, well, a t head to it on. What I'm going to do is push this into this softer bouldering older breaking even see quite a few dots on the break cracked on this before I'm going to push it in, and the T at the top is going to help hold those sections together. So it's going to after pray with me a couple of minutes. Well, maybe not a couple minutes, but bring me a little bit whilst I with a in place ghost, you can see the tips have been pushed together. There's still a tiny bit apart, so we're probably going to have to do with the soldier melts. It's just push them down a little bit if they don't come together nicely on their own. I'm also going to hook a spare soldering brick up at the back here, just a three. Some of the heat back on the earring. And that's because this is quite a ah, large piece of silver largest I usually use for earrings. Andi, I'm using medium soldier. Not easy, so I need a little bit more heat in Andi. I just We just make life a little bit easier, so to heat up, they're section first. So you paid proposes if you don't watch the heat directly on sold on the basis. So too quickly to see someone besides Asian appearing sharing that south to have an impact on the Silver Star puts, um, from heating to it. I got to Syria with smoke that certain finder in the pace burning off might not even show up on a big yet session amount. Come up. You know, quite the temperature it needs between you two. Put some heat into that cheeping as well, because it's touching silver. It steal owned. Therefore, it's a heat sink. Its joy still heat away from the hearing separate of greatness. Now hearing silver. Show me some pretty closest soldering temperature. So send a bit more. Put more heat into that cheap in on the concentrate on the scent, because so, always close to the process path of silver. Good. Just going to everything I need to do that. It has puts the soldier pick there just to see if I needed to push it down a little bit to get the soldier flow. But actually, I didn't need to, and that's a nice joy. So start to see that it's dirty. Well, there's copper upsides on there. You start to see a little bit more of the shape of the earrings, so I'm going to put that in the quench pot to cool down. Andi, I've been set up second hearing. So you get a second chance to see this work. I'm going to try and see if I can use the same pin. Just poked a second hearing underneath that, however, if you feel more comfortable taking a pin out and then replacing it, do please remember that this one is very hot now, so make sure that you pull it back out of the soft brick with a pair of tweezers or para applies instead of your fingers. So it's gonna make sure again that this one's I see lined up. It's worth taking the time doing it now and then. Look, Chen, I'm going to have to push it down, but more actually, I could step because okay, make sure that wasn't too hot, because what I haven't done is putting solder paste that the owned. It's a lot easier putting the paste in now so I could put the paste on the inside and then draw it out with flame. Makes our need to join. Let's put it back in. You may have seen me. Maybe that's when before I went to pick this up, just protested very carefully because it's amazing how much heat thes bricks can hold thes hard ones even more so when it's so certainly not unheard of for a piece of silver to be resting on here and get hot quite hot quite quickly from a hot break without the frame actually haven't ever having bean near it. So do careful. Don't assume that because you haven't put the flame anywhere near the pieces silver that it isn't actually hot. It's like the same again heats up this section First I go, I'm not. Soldier has flown as well. So second hearing I see social has shaped so that would join its pair in the quench pot there. But then that both go in the pickle pot to clean up. I know I'm going to Seoul did start fitting on the back. 10. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the stud earrings 2: time to soldier earthy Study post CIA posts on the back of study rings. Now on, you can see I put little dots with the Sharpie marker Seacon. See where I'm aiming to push so stud posts. I'm going to be using easy solder paste. Now, I prefer not to mix paste and Palin's together. I find person gets to be the best effect. I don't if I don't make some because I use medium soldier meetings sort of paste to soldiers tips together. I'm not going to use easy solder paste on the posts. So I've got one post already in a pair of reverse action tweezers. So you put a little bit off easy soda on there. Andi Going to just match that in place? See? Just take, bring my feet. I do that So that, um What? I'm holding this on the outside. The hearing The pace was there in my hand, moved to pace my smear a bit. It didn't matter that I had paste inside here that I didn't pre mount before finishing it off because, well, that wouldn't be in any mess that would be invisible. It's all inside, so I'm gonna have to do now is just that would check this unhappy with how everything is lined up. I'm going to move the post out of the way a little bit, so that I can put heat in here. Committee is that is a much bigger piece of silver relative to the least start fitting, so it's going to need more heat from the torch. We had to get up soldering temperature as it gets such temperature. I'm going to down put the study fitting down in place for a little bit feet into that, a little bit of heat into the tweezers as well. So we'll be drawing heat away their heat sink and then once the so to melts and to make talk shot the way. Hold it still for a few seconds while the soldier goes solid again on everything is then stuck together. Okay, everything is now one piece of silver, so that needs to go quench pot on, pick apart again. You're later says father subsidization this time, because this Peter Silver has really been heated up. Once some of the cop with surfaces very being turned into a peroxide will be cleaned off, taken off in the pickle, so that could be quenched and move this one across. So much for access to is that you're saying to that one. So start fitting in the trees is it's easy, so to paste. Okay, that's the last study hearing. So those both need to go in, pick apart to clean up. I understand it. Be time to give him a polish. I'm going to put them in my tumble polisher. Give my lovely of you shine. You could instead use a polishing cloth. If you don't have access to a double polisher, it would just take a fabric more elbow grease. 11. Ribbon Earrings - preparing the earwires: 5.5 centimeter length of no 0.8 millimeter stowing civil around wire forward, the ear wise. So it was a little bit of preparation that I have to do before I consoled him in place. I want to slightly flattened, flare out one end off each one piece of wire so that there is a larger joint surface area between the wire on the back of the hearing to give a stronger soldier join. I'm going to do that, flaring out by hammering with the flashing hammer I'm going to hammer on top of the still bench block, on top of other cushioned there, the cushions there to give its support to the bench book. I don't such a keep the noise down and we have one out of the way, so I need to work among this time. It's just this very chip that I need to a hammer. I move. I'm about to the light. May I see that this one's catching the light very differently from this one because it's got a flatter area at the end there. When you do the same to this one now, okay, however, the ends of that still feel quite rough, although once everything socially in place, I might not feel it. It's certainly wouldn't look particularly neat and, well, I suppose I'm a little bit fussy. So what I'm going to do is just use a needle file. The flat needle files just to smooth around the edges, cited one side inside the curve. They just turned the wire around. It is same with this one. That's all it takes so much to ear wise, ready to solder on the back of the earrings. 12. Ribbon Earrings - soldering the drop earrings: now that I prepared three ear wise is one of them There it's the turn off the drop earrings to be sold it. Andi, I'm going to try and do both. Soldering the tips off the cold wire closed on soldering the ear y in place at the same time. On some going to do is position everything so that the oops go so that the here y is in between the two pieces so that you ends of the rectangular weir. However, if you find that difficult to set up, then you can solder the tips of the shape closed in the same, waited for the study hearings on then soldier the ear wire on the back. Like so, both methods will give a beautifully wearable, strongly soldiers hearing. However, it's nice to challenge, first of all, putting us inside Andi. I think it would actually give a cleaner, more professional pass a little bit more with Advanced told finish. So I'm going to apply a little bit of a medium soldier as I'm going to be doing both of these At the same time. Both the soldier sort of joints and used to at the same time. I could actually go straight to Easy, Soldier. But my easy soldier syringe hasn't got a whole novel find model on the end of it. So I will be using Meet him in such because it was just a little bit easier to apply. Andi also show you that you can actually still use medium or hard if you've only got one. So showing to do so I'm gonna position this is, uh, can't lift suffer a little bit on. And I'm going to first thing. My child. The Wanderley set. Andi just place. They were in the okay, So place the ear y so that it's midway across the wits of the rectangular weir. There. Andi, it's coming out. But she straight maybe a maybe three degrees off. They're off this straight, but nothing that can't be bent back after its all being soldier together. So exactly same as thestreet. The rings were solving those clothes. I'm gonna heat up down this, And first I need to put a little bit of heat in the the cheap in because that is steel is drink. Hey, join heat away from silver's. That heat sink was yes. Really. Drop it into the air. Why here? Not too much, Because that's sort of a very small piece of silver relative to the big What we've got here . I could just see soda flowing here. Flash of this, the silvery soldier on and everything so did together nicely. EELV. I moved ever so slightly. Sometimes the silver moves as the heat has an impact on it. So move never, ever so slightly, but nothing that can't be solved with a pair off Nigel Place after it's been cleaned up. So that is vengeful French pot on going to do the same with its Yeah, until if this a bit who always weeks it does. Who's we'll see you 50. Interact with the tweets is not my fingers on the same as before country. Apply a bit off medium soldier in sight. Put that well, the brick, the wire insight. I was checking the city's midway across when everything's lined up nicely. This one's being a little bit trickier to to sort out. I'm going to do just take it back out again and push those and past each other so that they are No, I like you sit nicer together. Better. I think I figured out what happened. And this is why you see, there are so many holes on this poor soldering break that say I'm eventually going toe to replace will be soon. Well, later. It's because, um, the trick is soft so that every time you push the pin in and out, it's a loosens the whole little bit of ice, the whole bit bigger. So this is the fourth time I had used that particular hole, the fourth hearing being soldered and so they hold had become a little bit a little bit bigger, and it was too loose to hold opinion place. As you can see, move theory pushed the the pain in in a new apiece. Actually used a new ping. So that's I wasn't trying to push in hot pink little bit kind on my fingers. Now done that. It's all in place. I can get on with heating and melting a soldier. So that's the last of the four earrings Sold it so that again will go in the pickle to clean up after its being quenched. Andi. Although the stud earrings are now finished, they just need some polishing. The's stop hearings needs the ear wise finished before I can punish them 13. Ribbon Earrings - finishing the earwires: I've taken the drop earrings out of the pickle now on and I like to do say so I called my tell my students is the wiggle tests. Just see you for you can actually force the soldier joint apart. Might seems it would take serving of guts to do that deliberately try on break your work. But believe me is far better for it to come apart at this stage. Then, once you've done a little bit more work to it or even worse when someone wearing them So it is his worst. Taking your taking your life in your hands and giving them a bit of a cruiser wiggle to double check that those are now really nicely soldered. I'm very pleased with those how they sold it. Um, so we're going to do is, um, finish off. He's here. Waas First thing is, and again, this is a good test of your soldier joint. He's pull like so, by the way, when you're doing this section just gripped the hearings at the top here. You don't want to push down too much on here until these have bean polished up a little bit too hard on them a bit. Putting them in the tumble party shall will definitely give him a little bit more or hardness. You don't want to squash this shape with this? Say, show. Put him up here. Pull that. Why? Straight. Okay. Are you going with? But this one, this is the 1st 1 sided, whether why moved across a little bit. So this country crunch back that way. Okay, that's what it took. A nice. It's icy and lined up. So next thing I'm going to stoop of the wire cutters Fundy for this is still check. I think I want them that way around is double check that they both waas are the same ranks , this one. It's a fraction organ in this one. We re talking a millimeter, but, um, still going to snip it off. Just be fussy. That will end up in the scrap pot, making be recycled. Andi Okay with those. So what I'm going to do now is file ends, so just kind. Leaving a file the same way around each time, twisting the hearing, if your fingers as much as your eyes, right. Sure that that end a wire. It's nice and smooth that this isn't going to scratch. Use it goes to the hole. Your ears. Well, that was quick. Happy with that. Now we're going to do is used the same pliers. So I use a form this shape to form the ear wires. So I'm going to do is hoat But that distance down the wire, but shorter than what was too long. Just pull the why back down Like so do the same you see as a one. Although scope end it a little bit this time on, don't check se yet. This is still too long. I need to bend this front section of light for bit more back on Applies, it goes Just gonna pull this bit round over, bit us up a little bit of that. That more still fresh in to know back it goes on again. They're going happy with that. So now when I put c put back home the suppliers I can just use this, sir. Poor poor rounds this back section here. There we go, starting to look a lot more like a pair of earrings now, so two things I still need to do before from Polish on one of them is that I'm going to hammer this front section the A Y here to give it more strength. And he's replenishing Hammer on this still bench brought to do that what it takes. Same with this swim that makes the U shape or not, Spring here is going to hold its shape, no better. And then the very last thing is I need to do is use the flat nose pliers. I'm going to use the wits that applies is a guide us to how much y toe hold. So starting from the and was he hearing there? Just put it back quits a little bit. You can see it really does change the gifts. I think a much more professional professional look the same to this one. I always use the same pair applies this job in that way, I make sure that my ear wise all the best match, so have dropped hearings. They can join there's stud earrings in my tumble polisher and are shown to you when they are loved in shiny 14. Ribbon Earrings - final thoughts: So then we have another two pairs of earrings on the study. Hearings are certainly much longer than any other path study showing you so far. I really am very pleased with how they turned out Andi twists and turns, I think, as a little bit of fun to design as well. This is another class that's quite easy for you to adapt. The easiest way to do so is changing the texture. You don't have to use a text decorated with rolling mill on Texas sheet. You could use texture, punches or hammers. You could also leave the design plane, but I think this is a design that actually works best if it does have a texture on one side the wire. That way, as you twist and turn the wire around, you're going to get a really nice contrast between plate silver on the texture. I hope you've enjoyed the class. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make. 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