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8 Videos (30m)
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles

      1:31
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - materials

      1:18
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - equipment

      1:25
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - a few pieces from the soldering kit

      7:25
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - balling the silver wire

      7:57
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - forming the twists

      2:18
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - finishing the earrings

      6:34
    • Smoky Quartz Sparkles - final thoughts

      1:04

About This Class

Welcome to the Smoky Quartz Sparkles Earrings class! This class will teach you how to use a small blow torch to create beautiful twists of wire to thread above eye-catching beads to create beautiful earrings. It's lovely quick class and I know that you'll come up with some great variations on the design! This is a no-solder project but you will need a small blow torch and a few other pieces from the soldering kit to make the wire twists above the beads.

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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 great for beginners to jewellery making as it will help you to increase your confidence in using a blow torch and teach you some of the basics of shaping wire.

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 #19 in the #52earrings challenge

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I love these. I use a lot of jump rings between beads to give that highlight and pop of silver that's so very lovely, but I think I'm going to have a day of torching these, hopefully very soon. I think they'll work wonderfully in pendants and bracelets 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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