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11 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings

      1:33
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - materials

      1:58
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - equipment

      1:53
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - soldering the jumprings

      12:34
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - rolling mill

      10:47
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - finishing the stud earrings

      2:53
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - hoop earrings: annealing

      2:57
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - hoop earrings: shaping

      4:36
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - hoop earrings: earwires

      14:35
    • Scalloped Ribbon Earrings - final thoughts

      2:32

About This Class

Welcome to the Scalloped Ribbon Earrings class! This is a two-for-one class as we're going to use the same techniques to change simple jump rings into lengths of silver that remind me of fancy ribbons and then create two very different pairs of earrings - one simple pair of studs and a fancier pair of hoop earrings.

The secret ingredient in this class is a rolling mill, one of my favourite pieces of equipment in my workshop. I love thinking of new ways to use it, new designs it can help me to create! This is also a great class to help you 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 although the soldering needs to be set up carefully, once you have set it up it is not too fiddly to do as the soldering bricks support the silver nicely.

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 #37 and #38 in the #52earrings challenge.

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4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Good class for making and soldering jump rings and using the rolling mill. As always clear instructions and video tutorials.
my mind is buzzing with ideas. And today's top tip? - dimensions of wire versus diameter of jumpring. Fab. Thanks Jo.

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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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