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Silversmithing for Beginners - Simple Hammered Rings

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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15 Lessons (1h 27m)
    • 1. Simple Hammered Rings

    • 2. Simple Hammered Rings - equipment

    • 3. Simple Hammered Rings - soldering equipment

    • 4. Simple Hammered Rings - materials

    • 5. Simple Hammered Rings - how much wire do you need?

    • 6. Simple Hammered Rings - preparing the wire

    • 7. Simple Hammered Rings - soldering

    • 8. Simple Hammered Rings - filing and sanding

    • 9. Simple Hammered Rings - annealing

    • 10. Simple Hammered Rings - flattening the ring

    • 11. Simple Hammered Rings - texturing

    • 12. Simple Hammered Rings - using square wire

    • 13. Simple Hammered Rings - bonus: working without a steel ring stick

    • 14. Simple Hammered Rings - bonus: silicone wheels

    • 15. Simple Hammered Rings - final thoughts


About This Class

This class will teach you one of the most popular beginner's projects - how to make a simple hammered ring from thick silver wire. This is a perfect beginner's project as it is quick yet teaches a lot of the important skills that you will need to go on to more advanced projects. It also doesn't need very much silver which helps to keep the costs down!


I'll take you through all the steps from choosing your materials to soldering the ring closed and adding a texture, showing you the same hints and tips that I teach my students in my workshop. The class includes two bonus sections that show you some alternative techniques using different tools.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects. The second downloadable class document available is a chart listing ring sizes

This class is part of a series teaching you all the basic but essential silversmithing skills that you need to create beautiful jewellery. My aim is to get you confident with sawing, filing, texturing and shaping your silver, and to add in some beginner stone-setting techniques too.





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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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