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10 Videos (1h)
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings

      0:57
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - equipment

      4:42
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - materials

      1:30
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - sawing

      10:11
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - annealing

      2:53
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - texturing with the rolling mill

      5:53
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - filing

      15:32
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - drilling

      3:26
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - the wirework

      14:56
    • Scalloped Drops Earrings - final thoughts

      0:43

About This Class

Welcome to the Scalloped Drops Earrings class! This class will help you to become more confident with the rolling mill, one of the best investments you can make for your jeweller's workshop, and also teach you how to create a pretty scalloped pattern around the edge of a piece of silver sheet.

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My rolling mill is one of the pieces of equipment that I use the most in my workshop, helping me to recycle my silver and to change the shape and gauge of my silver wire - techniques I will teach you in future classes. I also use my mill to add beautiful textures to my silver sheet, and this is the rolling mill technique I will focus on in this class. I will introduce the main features of a rolling mill and show you how to use it to add a pattern to silver shapes, and also demonstrate how the mill changes the shape of these shapes. We will then be doing a little wirework to allow the scalloped drops to hang from the earwires.

A downloadable information sheet to help you get the most out of your rolling mill is attached to the project section of the class, and don't worry if you don't have access to a rolling mill as the earrings can also be easily made by texturing the silver discs with hammers or texture punches instead.

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 for intermediate jewellery makers.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document that covers all 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 #9 in the #52earrings challenge

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A lovely way of creating a wavy pattern around the edge of silver - I can see lots of ways of using this idea, thanks!
This class is a gem and something that nobody but Joanne could create!! I love the textured earrings, but Joanne I ordered a rolling mill pattern but I can't get a rolling mill, so how would u suggest getting the texture of a "feather pattern" onto the silver without the rolling mill?
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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 coast of the UK with 15 other wonderfully creative artists. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach jewellery design evening classes and weekend workshops and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.

Visit my Etsy shop, JoanneTinley, for jewellery making ebooks and laser- engraved texture sheets for embossing patterns into sheet metal.