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11 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Starflower Earrings

    • 2. Starflower Earrings - materials

    • 3. Starflower Earrings - equipment

    • 4. Starflower Earrings - soldering equipment

    • 5. Starflower Earrings - sawing

    • 6. Starflower Earrings - filing

    • 7. Starflower Earrings - shaping the ovals

    • 8. Starflower Earrings - drilling

    • 9. Starflower Earrings - soldering

    • 10. Starflower Earrings - finishing the earwires

    • 11. Starflower Earrings - final thoughts

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About This Class

The Starflower Earrings class teaches you how to create a beautiful beaded pair of silver earrings complete with an unusual set of earwires.

Dangly earrings are lovely at any time of year - they go beautifully with summer dresses and are just as perfect for winter parties. In this class I'll teach you how to saw sheet metal, fold it into shape and also show you some fine soldering skills to attach the earwires.


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. However, I will take you through a simpler soldering method as well.

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 #50 in the #52earrings challenge.

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Joanne Tinley

Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer


I have been making jewellery for as long as I can remember, and have been passing these wonderful (and addctive!) skills on through my classes for nearly 20 years. 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.

My studio is in Southampton, on the South Coast of the UK. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach regular and popular jewellery design workshops, and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.

Visit my Etsy shop, Jewellers Bench Shop, for jewellery ma... See full profile

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1. Starflower Earrings: my name's John Tinley, jewelry designer and UK on Welcome to start off Our. The main part of the hearing design in this class starts out as a long oval on It might look at first glance is its friend before to go for a pair of earrings that they're going to dangle far too low. But I'm actually going to bend the oval three cheering round to form what we look like from side to be a teardrop shape. That's a nice way of making the hearing many a little bit more three D so that you've got a nice designed to look at from the side and back from front. The class is going to go through some hints and tips to make soaring through silver sheet a little bit easier. And there's a pdf help she to touch the first materials. If you refer to that skill as well, I'm also going to take you through some soldering skills on discuss a couple different ways that you can sold to the ear ones in place. Since these earrings different ways, depending on your previous experience of soldering on how confident you are with it, I'm going to give my silver and teach fish a dark fish that really allows textures on the silver to pop out. It shows off a lot more clearly, sometimes on. That's actually the reason my chosen to you sit in this project, the silver that I'm using in this project in texture through the rolling mill, using one of my own design of late and great texture sheets. And it's a part of a school stuff she flowers on leaves, which is why the project was his name. But because the president wants small, I wanted to use that patina that darker finished to make it maybe a little bit more obvious . The other reason I'm using it is the speeds are chosen to use off fairly delicate pale green on the darker finish on the silver will allow those to show off. This class is part of the 52 hearings challenged. I set myself 2017 design and film tutorials for 52 different kinds of hearings. Have a look on Instagram and Facebook for the HASHTAG 52 earrings. If you see behind scenes what's coming next. But for now, let's have a look of materials and equipment, so you're going to need to make this stuff from hearings 2. Starflower Earrings - materials: These are the materials that you're going to need to make yourself our earrings. I've got a piece of approximately no 0.6 millimeter thick sterling silver sheet has been left over from another project. I sent it through the rolling mill to thin out and to lengthen because it was a lot thicker than this Onda. A lot shorter. So to make it suitable for this project, I sent it for the rolling mill quite a bit. I've also used the rolling mill to give it quite a subtle texture of leaves and flowers. The texture comes from my small star flower texture sheet, my later and great texture sheets on. That's obviously what's given the hearing, Senning of which links off no 0.8 millimeters 20 gauge stones of around wire to make the ear wires, and there was going to be attached onto the texture Silver section by means off 25 millimeter jump rings. Again, these are being made out of no 250.8 millimeters studying silver around. Why I'm going to write a little bit of extra decoration to the ear wise with beats. A pair of beautiful soft green pier night faceted Rundle beats on to help hold him in place On the ear wires. I've got two tiny, approximately 2.5 millimeter sterling silver beads. You want silver bto? Actually soft enough to squash a little onto the ear wives. Larger crimped beats would also work well for this. 3. Starflower Earrings - equipment: This is the equipment that you're going to need to make the earrings. I'm going to use the blue plastic template Onda a ultra fine point sharp here. Nice small nip Sharpie to draw a nice, long, elongated oval shape onto silver. And then I'm going to cut two of those overalls out, using the jewels sore, and they're going to form the basis off the earrings while some soaring. I'm going to support the silver on the wooden bench. Paige Onda Leather Christian underneath remember catches over the dust so that even that can go the scrap part for a sighting at a later date. The flat needle file is going to be used to smooth and refine the edges of both of the ovals on. I'll also use it towards the end of the project to smooth and tidy up the ends of the air Wise, I've got a pair off step Mandel pliers, and I'm going to use those to smoothly bend each of the long ovals into the shape that you saw in the hearings at the start of the class. And the next job is to use the bench drill to drill a no 0.9 millimeter hole through the tips of the ovals when they're bent over and held together, the rest of the tools are for making the ear wise. We have. Why cutters to cut the wire Onda ruler to help me make certain on cutting to pieces the same length The Nile on your plans front uses smoothing kinks out the wire. But I've got two pairs or flat nose pliers as well that I'm going to use to finish off the air wise. I'll also used to step Mandel pliers to form the U bend in the ear wise towards the end of the class. The last tours you can see here are the plan. Ischinger Hammer. I'm going to use that to hammer the front part of the ear. Wise kid makes strength. I'm going to put the metal on the steel bench block with the leather cushion underneath to support everything as I hammer. This is a soldering project, so we also need to have a look at this soldering equipment that we're going to be Oh, 4. Starflower Earrings - soldering equipment: this'll is the soldier equipment that I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings and sore pendants, Everything sitting on a couple of slate tiles, a heatproof surface to help protect my desk on my work sits on a couple of soldering bricks , soldering blocks while some heating it up. One of these soldering bricks is made of a softer material than the others. Because it's softer, it's picked up some dips and some cracks in it. It's being used over the years, and these could be very useful for supporting work that isn't completely flat. The charcoal block is there because I melt small piece of scrap on top of that on. Do they form nice of my balls as I am used to decorate my projects when I need to pick up my work or to support it whilst I'm soldering? I used reverse action tweezers that you can see here and have also got a pair on a stand through 1/3 hand, and it's there when I need 12 on extra hands to help me out. The blue handled stick is a soldier pick on and that I used to push soldier move it about to make sure it it's exactly what I wanted to be. Soldier usually comes in strips or sticks. Andi, I've got three different melting temperatures here that I using combination for different projects. The soldier gets cut into small pieces or Palin's you ting. The red handles snips as I keep those little pieces in the labeled boxes that you can see do. Make sure that you label your boxes because once a soldier is cut up, you won't be hard to tell which is which. Melting temperature. My curl over the ends off the sticks of solder so that I can tell which melting temperature they are, the more cold over they are, they're higher. The mounting temperature, bright yellow liquid is a flux. Solder won't actually flow out through the joining unless you use a flux with it. Andi the paintbrushes. What? I used to apply the flux to the joints in my work, so he was also available in a paste form, its ground up soldier that's already mixed with a flux, so you don't need a separate flux. In fact, if you were toe adds the yellow Fluxus, I've shown you it would stop this soldier pace from working properly. It's most commonly available in syringes with small tips that she can see here. You can also buy it in tubs and pots, just like with the traditional sticks or strips of soldier, so that paste is available in three different melting temperatures. Easy, medium and hard. I've just got easy and medium here. The easy is the one that's 268 degrees sent rate for amounting temperature. The medium is 730 degree centigrade. As you can tell, the easy solder paste is a favorite newer in the medium soldier paste. When you have a new syringe, it's best to pull back on the plunger after you finished using it. Otherwise, the soldier pace going to continue to snake out of the tip a little bit, and you don't want to waste it because this is actually the most expensive way of buying soldier. I like to use the solder paste on projects like chains on door, so hollow beads sometimes might use it on sucking rings if I'm in a bit of a hurry, because one of the advantages sort of place is that the soldier usually stays exactly where you want it to be. Unlike the sort of Italians that can jump off as you start to heat the metal up, small projects like hearings only need a small blowtorch, and I've got two different makes of those here. Both of them are easy to refill with the gas that comes in aerosol cans since the same type of gas butane gas that you use to refill cigarette lighter at the back of a picture, you can see a slow cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution, go to safety pickle in it. When you heat silver up, the surface becomes not darker and dirtier looking that some of the capo in the study silver reacting with the heat and auction flames before cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans that copper oxides up. Before you put your work in the safety pickle, it needs to be cooled down or quenched in a pot of water. Andi, you need to put your work in and out of the safety people with brass or plastic tweezers, not the stainless steel ones that I showed you before and thus, but definitely not least our have safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes look after 5. Starflower Earrings - sawing: I've used the plastic template on Sharpie to mark the first over. Yes, I want to. So out off the silver sheet I've used this one on the template is template by cool tools on is available quite beautiful places both in the States and the UK. So if you do finder myself with one of these, then it's this one that I'm using here quite a long one. But remember that theme section? This silver section here is actually going to end up being half of this overall length because they're going to fold it in half the bend in the middle to take up some of the metal. So it's going to be less than half cough that link. Um, of course, if you don't have all these templates and about just one of these, then of course, you can instead draw out or used depart on the computer to draw without yourself. This this one here I'm using Andi. He's students saw to solve the shape out that is attached to the class materials. A pdf with hints and tips of getting about south. Did you ever saw and what you're soaring? Easiest possible, But just so basically most support most the silver on the wood from soaring out. I'm going to try to keep the blades upright because that makes Etess turn corners. If you're at an angle, you actually cut the top. Never before you cut in the bottom, and it makes it more difficult to turn late. Andi, you think, sits down with the cuts on. Did you don't want to put pressure on the blade on down? Explain why now I get started so I can do take a plate up just a little bit. It's not cutting. It's just pushing for notch into the sheets That way doesn't slip right. Yeah, the So when you're sounding a little bit of ah ah, high pick sharper noise than it does. Usually that's because I'm cutting the finished sheet that I would with a blade of this size. It's a two orders to forge such zero blades. Andi, Um, you want to use a smaller, thinner blade with more teeth to it for us if you are cutting through a therapy, said metal. Standard rule is two or three teeth to the thickness of your cutting, so this of approximately 4.6 is the thinness that I would really cut with this blade, but it does mean concerned that high pitched. But if you still listen, it's still a very smooth, rhythmic sound service again. What, You're not here. What, you don't want to hear those take any stuck. That's happened because I just put a little bit of pressure on the blade. You don't need to let the blade do the job before you. So maybe good way , - way , way you get that stuff. The first Oval Cuts Out said. Well says they were just creatives In the process, you have noticed as I sorry, I keep my fingers quite close to where are soaring, which may have obscured your view a couple of times a year project to that. But I need to make sure that you keep in your fingers first, where you're working so silver supported, he says. Such wobble about I know, so I see the cut line gets longer and longer. It gets easier for one side. Sorbitol lift up a little bit, so you want to try and prevent that from happening and makes it more difficult to saw if it's happening and also more likely that the sore plate is going to break. So next job is tomorrow. Count the oval again on the remainder. Of course, one thing that's like dig before choosing well, I thought I was choosing which over to cut out with to make sure they didn't choose an overall. It was going to mean it was too big. Cut two of them House of this this length. So I'm going to cut this second overall out now about speed. Film up a little bit, so you don't have to spend quite so long watching me so out. - So again, that's the start of the hearings. The next job is to file, but using legal Francis smooth. 6. Starflower Earrings - filing: silver rivals are now so worn out, but they still look quite rough edges. My soaring is is pretty accurate now, but the saw blade doesn't leave marks along the edges. And actually, it's a little bit of that. That's a bad the shapes. Oh, pretty much identical. Just once, I'd expect, with the amount of experience of Syrians, I've got out now. But what if he was? Aren't files are arranged refining shapes, so best ways have found, finally, shapes like this. It, if they got a nice curve to them, is to sweep along the length of the curve because I think coverage is your final to follow the shape. I'm fine. It's and keep that's needed that, but do. But if use your fingers to feel their unusual bumps after bumps there, if there's a particularly big bump that you might want to take your phone across it that way, I just work quieted a bit, son more before going back. Sweeping across anything to look for is how smooth and shiny your edges on. If I move that about in light hope for the heats and say you're going to be able to see the difference And yet, in that there were patches that all really nice and smooth And those, uh, Shinya on They are where I filed and then there are patches that are rougher so much there they're still and along here haven't found two all of section here. Those are still the marks left by the humus saw. So I need to make sure that all of the edges looking that nice, shiny and also the it feels and nisman curve that I haven't got any bumps in their your fingertips about saying to check with those. So I'm gonna get so I do not know. - My sethi edges smoothed on both of them but filing toe pushing birds over the edges a little bit on the easiest were found getting rid of those that get it again with the new profile holding a file at about 45 degrees ish to the edge, just sweeping across people Bit. That's all it takes. Working my way round oval, just saying the other side what's a little bit I can't do You use your fingers. Just make sure you're feels on my since smooth If you want to do it with sage Further If you weren't happy with how sweet there, then you could use in every paper to Robert Side as well. But they feel nice and smooth for that. So that's the ovals prepared the next job used to shape them. 7. Starflower Earrings - shaping the ovals: it's time to shape the ovals into the curved hoops is going to hang at the bottom of the earrings on, and I'm going to use this Paris step. Mandel applies. You can see here, so there's three. The thing steps here to allow three different shapes of girls. Hoops are really good for foreign bales so sometimes called bail forming fires on this side is flat, and it's also cushioned by a piece of rubber tubing. On this rubber tubing. It's worn away. Andi eventually has to be replaced. Best thing I found replace. It is a short section off the tubing that's used in aquariums in the tubing fourth E tubing for the generation system. So that's what this is. 11 meter links has lasted quite a long time, just dropping off different sections as I need to replace this bit here. Now, I've also drawn a Sharpie mark about half way along each of the ovals help me position everything correctly. Start by the way, these overalls are about 48 millimeters long. So you gonna do that one out of the way. Still distracted by it is I'm using the smallest curve here. Andi, I'm going to hold the silver serving Seeger that But the line is the middle line is in the middle. Uh, that that curve that section I'm also starting of supplies rounds. They consider it more also going to try make certain that the over is lined right angles to the plies says I'm bending everything nice and evenly. So we're going to do then just use my fingers thumb close to the pliers on bend first that side round. At this point, I'm going to swap the metal round because if I started to bend it around here, I'm gonna get a, um, even bending because I'll be doing site different directions so tight around on, bended the same way. So also started the bend. Then I know it's going to continue evenly, but I want to make sure it started even as well. So it's only going to do now is I want to get those tips to meet, have meat matching and when they do meet matching, then it's going to be symmetrical. Front and back start on it evenly so that side needs ending. Groundless, but more so trying to to see. You can see it as Well, so I can see now that when I push these two together, they meet nicely. But the tips there, you know what she take yourself. We'll show you. But I meet even in the chip on and it looks even front. I'm back when I pushed him together as well. So they don't stay together at that. That shape at the moment that will come. Um, when I've got to jump ring, going to the wholesome, gonna drill the top, holding everything in place. But that would do for now. So we need to do the same with the 2nd 1 So again, making sure if he's set up isn't evenly Start to bend it quite carefully. So make sure that I'm doing things evenly. And then I can start making certain that these chips a meeting nicely let me go. So those both of the ovals went around. We'll make it so a better view to both the bench round. So my next job is going to be drilling holes through the tips 8. Starflower Earrings - drilling: I set the bench still up with a North 0.9 millimeter drill bit in here on. That's going to give me a large enough hole in the silver for no 0.8 millimeter jump ring. Or, rather than no 0.8 millimeter wire used to make a jump frame that more than pass through those holes. And because I want the holes to be lined up nicely on both, the front under back section was folded over oval. I've put something around the chip that shouldn't mention in the, uh, the equipment section of peace off Scotch tape. It's it's nice, clear tape that cease to tear doesn't leave any residue on the silver, either, which is why I like to see it. But I like to use it, and I like to, because I could see through it. That does make it easier. Although it's not holding the two sides really, really close together, it's making it a lot less likely that anything is going to slip. So I'm gonna push you Trying made it tight at either side, so she's not springing up as much as it would do if it was. If the tape wasn't there from something else of Deng's. You can see it's just about to see you get it. Focuses got too much behind it, but I put a ah, there we go. Put a doctor with a Sharpie where I want to the hole to be drilled so it's in the middle. Yes, sir, he noted that way up. See, I want everything to hang essentially, and it's about two millimeters down from the tip of the oval. So my job now is to drill a hole in each of those on. The trick is to take it quite slowly and gently, so I would take the time to line everything up nicely before I actually turned the job it on for both of them on I would take. It's quite slowly to really minimize any slippage, so let's get going. Okay, says one dunk. You can see hopes vibrate back into view. See the whole. It's just about see the hold. His home through on both sides that's one done something else was doing was also pressing it down a little bit more with my fingers to helping their That tip is a bit closer as I drilling through seems to the 2nd 1 right then. All done. So the next thing to do is to pass the jumping through. Andi starting included a soldering. 9. Starflower Earrings - soldering: I've come over to Soldering Station because it's now time to solder the jumping closed on door, so attached the ear wire onto the jump ring. As you can see, I've already put the jump ring through one of those folded over ovals on, and it helps to hold the oval into a nice teardrop shape. You can see that I'll see the tops there. Join is up with the top here, Andi. That's important because I went to solder a year. Why onto the jump ring? And if I can do it at joining that, I can sort of jumping close Andi soldier the ear wire in place at the same time. Now you may decide that you want to break this into two steps, and that's absolutely fine. There's no reason why you can't do that. So if you want to break the sounds two steps us just use now. But a medium soldier to soldier that jumping close. First of all, maybe such a chump of the fibers like so So you got the joining well away from the tear drop a little bit of medium sold on there and heat up to get making soldier to melt and flow out on, then set up the Here we are in place. Gang at the joint has spent well just half of the so joint in one place while you have it, join round of the jumping around here in the UAE itself. Here, use It's easy, soldier. A little bit of easy soldier to melt that, um And to join the two together so you can do it in two carts. But I'm going to show you doing it in in one first. Let me show you is putting the job. Bring through the second over here And that's where these two pairs off flat nose pliers come into play. So quick reminder on how to open. Close jump brings the best way to power supplies. What was it? Nine o'clock three o'clock. Joyous that 12 o'clock twists toe open. You won't need to open this thes a fab it so that you can pass it. Then through both sides I can make you what I find use was just pushing the tick closed again and see me doing that sort I could then move this run to the top on and same thing but in reverse applause. He decides to join, Twist close together with a little bit of pushing inwards, twisting closed to get a nice neat joining. So these jump rings don't tend to move around Much of those slip around because the two tips of the oval um here, Ah, holding them in position. So if you do need to move the join round so sits atop, then if you saw me doing just twists, I just push the tips together and you condone move this freely. Um, but that is actually the reason why, um, roundabout way Why I've got five millimeters jump rings because I you need a larger jump ring to be out to fit through this section. Here, you need a more gentle curve. A smaller jump ring will have a a sharper the tighter curve to it. That would mean you have problems getting it through the chips off the end of the oval. So but nice survive for millimeter one. It looks nice, and it's some pretty sparse. So but because the, um, the distance between the chips of the overall are holding the jump free nice and steady, that does make it a little bit easier to soldier. So machine now remove one A y. I'm one earring out of the way so we can just concentrate on this one. By the way, I cut to 5.5 centimeter links of the North 10.8 millimeter round wire for the Allies. Now, because I'm during this all in one, I can just use easy soldier. Uhm I'm going to use So the place my beats not father dirty syringes for easy soldier pace . Now, a so little going to do is just scoop a little bit of that on to the end off the, um go on to the end of the year wire like So Now I've got the solder paste in place. I went to melt it on the end there, and obviously I don't want to hold my fingers while I'm hitting up. Silver soon continues Piper Vice Section traces find a burning off. Okay, I don't want to get soldier to flow into the silver. I just want it stuck in place. So it's not going to go any further? No. I going to use this poor beating up penny to help set everything up, Andi, because this could be in for a bit wall now because it was sitting on the firebreak and I was heating. I'm using tools to move everything, just pushing, putting out, jumping down so that it's sitting on the on the penny there. It's not up in the air, said then. What I can do is oops, that's probably further out, I think so what more? The ear y in place, What she is worth this much is running about. It is worth taking a time. Just set everything up nicely. I do actually is move much out. There we go. That's better. That's allowing the ear y to lie flat and not tip over. It's been more supported now, but because I reload that jump ring to the right height, okay, just my he sure that everything's touching. Okay, so I've now wrote, Let's move these supplies out of the way. I've now got the soldier where I want it. It's not going to fall off or anything like that. I've got to the ear wire up against the join in the jump ring. On death, Eero is supported at the right height by the penny. Now the pennies only job it's supporting year while at the right height. So just said, But it's also going to draw heat away from the ear wire. So as I use the flame, we're going to have to compensate for that. I'm going to put some heat into this as well. So the first bit began to see the flame is making sure that everything is evenly heat it and then I'm going to concentrate on this area here. Andi, hope it'll goes together nicely. If it doesn't, then I'll show you how you with your right, - right ? I don't know what you saw that is, well, small. But as everything got the right heat, right temperature Rather put supplies more heat here. Toothy ring because sort of close the hottest part. And I wanted to sort of throw from the chip the ear y to the ring itself, as it's done now. And so it is nicely touched on to the end there, So that needs to go in the quench port. And then in the eastern tropical I went you've moved the camera, so you little bit closer, maybe a little bit more downwards, so that you get a slightly different view of me doing this for the second time. I set the second gearing up in the same way. But this time you could get a different view of Little Mawr Bird's eye view of it, if you like on And she said, just point out to you at the moment the join on the, um, the jump ring about here. So it's actually sitting a little bit further this way from Central. So when I sold a But initially, the ear wire isn't going to be central to the airing, but remember, you know, way to move this across. You can always move the jump ring on. If it turns out that the ear I salted on a slightly what spoke about a word wonky angle, it is not quite right is only why it can actually be moved as long as you're careful about how you do it. See, do keep. Don't put any kinks into y. So same as before, I'm going to heat up the whole thing. We're gonna put a repeat writ of heat in here into the penny so that she compensates for the fact that Penny is a heat sink. It's one straw heat away from the silver and then focus at this point here to get soldiers float from going to the ear wild side most it onto onto the jump ring Joined everything together and closer jumping at the same time. What shot, if you can, For the moment where soldiers close from here onto the jump friend. Okay. Hoping you saw that nice liquid flash of molten solder was it flowed from here. So that you can see is now all in one piece. Andi, I should have a look from this direction. You can see that the ear wire Is it a slight angle? But as I said, it's any way it can be moved around. So that need to quench pot, Andi, to join its hair in the pick apart to be cleaned up. And then when that clean, I'm going to finish off the air. Waas 10. Starflower Earrings - finishing the earwires: the're wise soaked in place. They're not going to come off Onda. Also, everything's been cleaned up the copper oxides of form when you heat up stunning silver being cleaned off in safety pickers. Solution. So what I need to do now is finish off those wise first thing I'm going to do is just make sure that the waas a nice and straight that there aren't any kinks in them. I'm using the night on your appliance to do that. I'm also just making certain that the Iwas ah sitting vertically up for the earrings are not lead one size tour. So just kind, I think, have been that one at what time. But I said in the soldering section, it's only why you can bend it a little bit. But don't grip it up here on bended because he's only not have any control over what happens here. So works need. Spending is right down the bottom here. So nice, nice firm grip at at that join there would do the job nicely. That was a good the same with this one. Make sure there are, I think got any kinks were necessary. Bends in it, make sure that everything is lined up nicely. Okay. And then the next job was he happy with that is suitable. Check that they are the same length six holding the, um the jump rinks, the jumping that were next to each other. So they actually be hearing some cells are held out of the waste, likely so that I could just double check that I I'm free. Certainly catch these the same length. That is worth double checking. Right? Next thing, I'm going to do his use. Need to file Jeff aliens off the he waas. So although are firing in the same direction, too much doing is turning the ear y round was I'm filing, So I am actually finding all the way around the E one across the chops. Well, you sure your fingertips just to make sure she's his nice and smooth one. Um, to approved that. So know them. I, um, going to give these a on teach patina? Go on oxidized 13 outside. Look, I'm going to purposely giveth, um, a darker look. And I'm going to do that using liver sofa. Andi, I'm going to do that with the beats and place on the year wise completely finished because I want the little beach, that little silver beach that's going above the pre night bead to be given the same patina as well. So we'll fits in from that beat is so small that trying to give it a protein when it's on its own would be nigh on Impossible. So it's Ah, it's be better stewards altogether. Um, so if I was not giving the earrings patina, I would stop at this point and polish because I don't want to polish the earrings with the beads in place, particularly faceted beads frosted, please. The court edges. The facets are appointed that could be damaged, especially whilst you're being polity while you while you're polishing the earrings. So at this say you have a choice. If, like me, you are going to give them a patina. Andi, I will link later on to a class that shows you how to do that. Then you need to continue. We can't continue fresh with the earrings on. Give everything patina. If, however, you want it to be shiny, silver stopped at this point, polished silver and then come back and follow the rest of have to finish off the year wires after your earrings are published. But as I said, I'm giving mine that antique patina, so I'm going to add The beads are now. He's beautifully faceted, playing like bees, said. I catch the light beautifully on, such as a soft, delicate green. So that's the bead in place on bond. Little silver beat as well, so that onto each one now at the moment off, see those beads and easy come up. And it means that they could perhaps go the way around the loop. That, sir, I'm going t to form the U Bend. I'm going to form to fish off the air. Wise, I don't want that to happen. I want to stay still on that. It will be I'm gonna squash down to enable that to happen. So I've got toothy flat nose pliers. That's how he's before you're going to do is hold across that Silver beach. Make sure he snuck up against that jump ring and give it to squash. Hey, it's now squash onto the wire. Sometimes you can force it upwards, but it's not going to us a slip up with, so it's now holding everything in place So that's the first speed in place. Exactly. Same to the 2nd 1 Hold it up against he told everything snug. Just give a gentle squash. I said, if you haven't got suitable civil beats and large silver crimp beads with the job nicely, next thing I want to do is use the, um, stepped Mendel pliers to put the u shape that bend into the air Wise, you don't have to use some things fancy. This is this. You can use 18 that's around. You can use the handle of another pair of pliers. You could use a pen. Bowel knitting needle doesn't have to be something that fancies this, but I've got its hands really used it to do this shape down here, so I may as well use it. I'm going to use the middle step this time, Andi. I'm going to do so. He made sure that I've got this lined up nicely. I'm going to you have hanging down that far. Stop the bend and then see, Actually, I'm going to show you how to make that long because I like that a little bit longer so fast you started the Ben. Do you think I do want to little bit longer. Then what you can do is just shoes. And I owned your pliers just to smooth out that wine again. Thank you. Try and make sure that of the Benz I'm any kinks, Um, have been smoothed out. Just double checking. There isn't her particularly nice. A front or back of some that I want to to keep said Don't need to have these runs particular way. So of what? These with further away from the pliers this time, Spend the wall around. Yeah, that's nicer. Then continue. Spend that round for you during the first months. Quite quick language to the 2nd 1 to match. So again, don't check that. It wasn't a particular side that I like to face. I think there is now I'm going to start forming the shape on and hold the two earrings next to each other at the moment this second year wise and it's a little bit too long. So I'm going to do pop it back on those pliers. This section here is too low. So, Ben that down just a little bit check again. That's looking better. That's looking good much So now what I can do a certain back home the manual and push that site all the way down to finish shape. So starting to look a lot more like my hearing's now, next thing I need to do is use the flat nose pliers just to flick out the end. Sorry, we're not too focused yet. Back into focus carefully. There. There we go. Flick out to the end of that year. Why do the same with this one? So I like to use the same pliers each time. So I'm using the which suppliers I know. It's always going to be the same each time. So again, just flick out that little bit. Makes a lot more professional. Well finished. Last thing I need to do. Very last thing is hammer. So I'm going to do is hold most of the hearing off the edge of French block. Just hammer that front section to strengthen the shape. So what it takes? What's happening is that because I've changed the shape of that wife from being round being flat, his father s likely to twist open to pull out of shape. So those are now my earrings hit what? I'm going to, uh to do is follow the instructions in the Give your silver, a dark patina class that I was linked to in the class materials. I'm go for the instructions that you use a liver sofa solution to give the's a darker finish, which will really change the look quite dramatically as you'll see shortly. 11. Starflower Earrings - final thoughts: So I've now added that dark patina, that antique finish to the silver Andi I brushed some fit off so that it has been taken off the most raised part of the silver to re highlight the delicate texture that I pretend to silver using my stuff LOWER ROLLING MILL, Texas I'm very pleased with how it looks. Not only is it highlighted that elephant texture, but I think it Rees I'll show off those soft green, a reduction green pre a night on the first to be sick shooted off really nicely. How that I have made another pair of earrings as well, using the same design using a slightly shorter on fatter overall, though, so it's slightly different shape. Pair of earrings. I've left them shiny, and as you can see, I've used around garnets. Instead. I just goes to show that you can have the same design of earrings but just changed a couple of things with the color of the beads. Finish on the silver. The texture I change is sort of. The earrings are reducing the first path. How that you see me making the class are maybe more delicate or dark, and parents about them where, as this second pair of earrings, just with the silver on a garnet, they've got maybe a little bit more about a fun look about them. Maybe it's the text. Wrong them. Maybe it's the kind of Garnett, but very different. Look, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make what beats you choose to use. I'm also hearing whether you decide to do soldiers only one step or Justin, too, if you need to. The instructions on how to put that patina on your earrings if you choose to do that and have a look out for the car, your silver video class or the instructions that you need in that also, if you have any questions, please do that. You know class discussion would be great if you could leave of a realtor. Happen as well. Thank you for watching