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16 Videos (1h 34m)
    • Smooth Circles Earrings

      2:51
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - materials

      2:47
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - equipment

      4:15
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering equipment

      3:38
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - cutting the discs

      5:16
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - doming the discs

      8:38
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - melting the silver balls

      6:44
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering the studs 1

      7:17
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering the drops 1

      8:26
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering troubleshooting

      4:26
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - filing and sanding

      19:59
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering the studs 2

      4:33
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - preparing the earwires

      2:01
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - soldering the drops 2

      4:28
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - finishing the earwires

      7:22
    • Smooth Circles Earrings - final thoughts

      1:37

About This Class

A class with not one but two equally lovely pairs of earrings for you to make!

The Smooth Circles Earrings class teaches you how to create a pair of drop earrings and a daintier pair of studs starting with a simple circle. I'll show you a simple way of recycling some of your scrap silver into silver balls and then share some tips on how to soldered them securely into the middle of the discs. I've included some troubleshooting as well to help with those times when the soldering doesn't quite go according to plan!

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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 #46 and #47 in the #52earrings challenge.

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I'd never have thought of doing the filing AFTER the assembly. I love this design and have lots of ideas already.

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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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