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12 Videos (1h)
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings

      1:59
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - materials

      0:53
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - equipment

      3:49
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - soldering equipment

      3:38
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - sawing

      8:01
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - filing

      6:11
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - sanding

      7:07
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - preparing the stems

      4:57
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - soldering

      8:27
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - finishing the stems

      11:00
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - shaping the leaves

      2:40
    • Simple Leaf Drop Earrings - final thoughts

      1:24

About This Class

Mix together a simple leaf shape sawn from silver sheet, some soldering, hammering and a little help from a few pairs of pliers and you end up with a beautifully simple and oh-so-wearable pair of Simple Leaf Drop Earrings!

This is a great class to help you learn (or refresh!) your sawing skills and for helping you to progress your soldering skills too. Unusually, the ear wires in this earrings design are soldered to the front of the main design rather than the top or the back as an important feature of the design.

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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 an intermediate class as previous experience of soldering is useful.

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 #43 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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