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15 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Wire Petals Earrings

    • 2. Wire Petals Earrings - materials

    • 3. Wire Petals Earrings - equipment

    • 4. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering equipment

    • 5. Wire Petals Earrings - sawing

    • 6. Wire Petals Earrings - shaping the wire

    • 7. Wire Petals Earrings - filing

    • 8. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering the petals

    • 9. Wire Petals Earrings - filing 2

    • 10. Wire Petals Earrings - texturing

    • 11. Wire Petals Earrings - preparing for earwires

    • 12. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering stud fittings

    • 13. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering the earwires

    • 14. Wire Petals Earrings - finishing the earwires

    • 15. Wire Petals Earrings - final thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to the Wire Petals Earrings class! The petals that form the earrings are made from short lengths of square wire, bent into smooth curves and given a texture with my favourite hammer.

In this class we will be making two pairs of earrings - a pair of studs and a pair of drops. Although both pairs of earrings obviously have similarities I will be teaching you how to make certain that your soldering is neat and strong, especially on the drop earrings.


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 for all abilities, from beginner jewellery makers upwards as the soldering just needs a little patience!

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 #24 and #25 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 14 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 coast of the UK with 15 other wonderfully creative artists. 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.

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1. Wire Petals Earrings: Joy designed K on Welcome to the white petals during class in this house off using square Y two different gauges to create a pretty pair of open Peschel shape Stutts and then a larger fancy a pair of hearings will be using Some of the skills are covered in previous video classes. But don't worry. I will still be going through a step by step with you. I'll also be adding in special hints and tips to help you make sure that your social joints are strong and meat entirely as possible. This class is passed. The 52 hearings challenges I set myself for 2017 design and film tutorials for 52 different paths of earrings if you'd like to see some behind the scenes photos and felt the HASHTAG 52 hearing. So if you're ready to start class, let's have a look at the equipment and the materials that you're going to need to make the hearings 2. Wire Petals Earrings - materials: I think of materials which we're going to need to make the wire petal. Deering's good Making the petals out of square wire as I think that the defined edges on the wire give a really nice appearance. The petals. I've got 1.5 millimeter on 1.2 millimetre square wire on both of these lengths of wire, I formed by recycling very short lengths of much thicker wire on passing it through the wire rollers in my rolling mill until it became long enough. Thin enough for this project are making £1 drop. Hearings on one have stud earrings, so I've got to study fittings. Andi silver butterflies to fish off the stud earrings. I've got no 0.8 millimeter wire to form the ear. Wise for the drop earrings, I'm going to be threatening some beads onto the North 0.8 millimeter wire before I turn the ear wise to decorate the drop hearings a little bit more. I've got some faceted, smoky quartz drumbeats. Onda, also some small faceted Amazon night be, but it's a combination of stones, really worked beautifully together was smoking court, I think goat with virtually everything. I've also got to tiny sterling silver beads that have holes is a large enough to threaten into the North 0.8 millimeter wire. But they have got based in the walls, so I can squash. Um, I'm going to threat these above the college beads to hold them in place to squash onto the wild. Holding in place. These are a little bit bigger than crimp beads, the type of beads that she threads onto beading cable and then squash toe hold things in place. But crimp beads. Woods do the job just as well, as long as you can threaten them onto the no 0.8 millimeter Why. 3. Wire Petals Earrings - equipment: These are the hand tools that you're going to need to make the wire petrol earrings. I'm going to hold the wires. I'm going to be cutting inside the joint leveller with the red hand dollars in See here is going to allow me to hold it firmly and also cut off precise sections quite quickly and easily. I'm going to cut the wire with the duelist sore. I'm going to hold everything on the bench. Paige with the April underneath to catch the dust that will be created to help me set up the joint leveller. I'm going to use the ruler, and then, once my length of why are cut, I'm going to bend thumb around different sized wooden Mandel's that you can see here. These ones are wouldn't domain, Punches says I sometimes use with my still Domingo block while I want to dome or cup texted piece of metal. But they're great for bending. Why around as well. Anything that is over suitable size will do Justus well, knitting needles, perhaps, or pen bowels. I'm then going to be doing some filing with the six inch flat file. After some soldering, I'm going to texture the petals with my favorite cross peen hammer. Almost, I hammered. Um, the why shapes are going to be on the steel block with the leather underneath to keep the noise down. I'm going to use a Sharpie to mark the top of the larger petals to indicate where I want the ear wise to be. I'm going to use the needle files too neat on up to the end of the petals are not too sharp . But the longer needle father you can see here has got a knife edge to it. It's that one that I'm going to use to prepare the top of the larger petal to make soldering the wires a bit more. So here, the rest of hand tools you can see here are to help me form and finish off the ear wires. I'm going to use the night on your pliers, the flat nose pliers on the wire cutters to actually work on the wire. I'm going to bend the wire around the stepped Mandel that you can see here. Although, as I've said before, a pen bowel would do the job just as well. What is going to use the needle file to round off uneaten off the end of the year, wise to help the ear wise hold their shape and sell a bit stronger. I'm going to hammer thumb with the plan ish ing Hammer again support the work on the steel bench block as I do so as I mentioned, this is a soldier in project, so let's have a look at the soldering equipment that you would need to complete the 4. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering equipment: I think this is the soldier equipment that I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings and 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 mountain 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. 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 reform cigarette lighter At the back of the picture, you can see a so cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution. Good 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 flame to forward cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans it a couple 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 pickle 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 them carefully. 5. Wire Petals Earrings - sawing: with the first stage of making earrings is to cuts the square y into lengths on said. I'm going to be using this bit of kit to help me to do that. This is a joint lover, so called because it is most commonly used for cutting like the tube on, and those bits of tube are quite often using joints or hinges in a jewellery workshop. So where it works is that it's got a side of you. Loosen this some food screw here. It's only got a slider that you can move closer to or further apart from the slot here, and it's that slot that that you will soar, goes down and then you can cut through. So once you set this distance here between the lying slots at the jeweler's saw go. So when the engine edge of the stopper here, once you set that distance, you can put a piece off wire or tube in here. Put the holder across, hold it down with your thumb, cut a length soft on once that makes this cutoffs and just move the material along until it touches the stopper at the end again cutting a section off So it's very useful for cutting the same same a length of same section off the the tube or wire again and again. No, I'm actually going to trim off a little bit off the end of this wire. First of all, because as I sent it through the rolling mill when I was recycling it from the shorter, thicker piece of wire those left over from a here bangle, the very end has become rather untidy. So what I'm going to do is set this toothy shortest distance. But the wiring put the gate across to hold it and cuts. That'll end off right? Okay. There's little piece of scrap you can see. It might be a suitable clear which is up there for piece of scrap that would end up going and scrap pot and maybe even get formed into a new wide. Yet again. No, I have got I've measured this. I've got about 11 centimeters of wire. So I've decided that because I need four lengths of wife on this, I'm going to cut 42.5 centimeter links of the wire. So I'm going to use the ruler to help me set the distance between the slot where the blade goes on the end of the stopper if you've watched and the other videos. Since I've used this tool in your time, you mentioned that more expensive versions will have a gauge along here. But they are a fair bit more expensive. I find a rule does the job just as well. So just using my finger here just to push the guide out a bit more shoe centimeters just a 2.5. Okay, that's about 2.5 centimeters. So put this. Why? Back in again? Put the thumb guard across, Aunt. I'm going to cut four sections of that 1.5 millimeter wire for 2.5 centimeter sections of it. One to I want to go that as a Christian or catch. That's in the moment. Uh, no. I did wonder whether I was going to have enough material here. Enough. The Why here To catch onto some guard Ritter, I have just that's four sections of why cut for the drop earrings on and and see the little bit of scrap. This I've got Leftover said. Nothing will go to waste that will go back into the scrap pot. Use something else. Put those ask the way. Now again, I need to trim off the very end off this spit of 1.2 millimeter wire. But second, same reasons process sending it through the rolling reluctance of Britain tidy. Yeah, a little bit there on this was set about 10 centimeters, just under 10 centimeters of the 1.2 millimeters square wire. When I started off. They have trimmed a little bit off again. So get any four pieces out of this, so I'm going to cut four. I'm going to go for 18 millimeters, maybe as much as two centimeters. Look, what about 18 millimeters. We'll put that back in again. Can cut four sections of this wife one to Okay, so I've got four sections of the thicker wife to be made into the drop earrings. Four sections of the thinner wire to be made into the studs on a little bit of scrap that again will be recycled. The next thing that I need to do is shape those pieces of wire to very amusing for the earrings so that we start to form the petrol shape 6. Wire Petals Earrings - shaping the wire: now that my piece of wire cut I want to give each of them a slight curve so that when I put together in pairs, they're going to format distinctive Peschel shape. I've got so wooden punches aside, I quite usually use in conjunction with my steel dome ing block. I use them to punch a hammer, the rounded end onto a piece of silver that's inside the diamond, brought to give it a cup or dish shape that handles on them. Also pretty useful. So what I'm going to do is bend the sections of wire around thes pieces of wooden downing. Now I'm no, I'm not going to be able to giveth. Um, upend That goes right the way around that curves completely following the shape of the Dowling because I'm not gonna be able to push in the right ends with my thumb. It's very difficult to do that. So it is just going to be These are going to be given a site curve. They're not going to become, um, half circles. Um, I think I'm going to choose quite a small sizes. About ages ago, I marked these with the distance across the diameter across that's about 11.5 millimeters. You such on their. Bend it around quite slowly but firmly slowly, because I don't want to twist the square wire as I bend it around. So hold it, place it at the back with my fingers, and then I've got my thumbs. Onley ends here, just push it around. So that's the the first shape. I put it next to one of the straight pieces you got to the shape it's got. I'm going to do the same with the other three. So hold it firm and push the ends around. We can start to see the Peschel shape starting to appear three full, going to use a smaller Dowling census. I think about that. Nine millimeters Andi suck your same thing, although this might be a little bit easier to bend because it's his 0.3 of a millimeter narrow. But it's so lightly, shorter again, sexually say my dad could see if I can bend that one rounders, but more. This one is a little bit harder to bend to just one Oops. Hold it in place. Afraid of that last bit. Okay, so you can start to see the petal shape appearing now. But sit a moment. They don't fit together that nicely. If I try and sold them like that, soldier joints wouldn't be very strong because they don't fit tightly together. But I need to do now is a little bit of firing to make sure that there was a much Tidier and therefore stronger soldier join. 7. Wire Petals Earrings - filing: I've put the shaped pieces of square wire into pairs into the petrol shapes that they're going to be soldered into. However, they are not ready for soldering yet. The soldier joins at the top and bottom of each shape are very entirely. They've got gaps. They're not meeting together neatly. And remember that one of things soldier needs apart from obviously the soldier flux enough heat and also the metal being kind is that they need the nice, tight, neat solder joints. Solder isn't a grew, it doesn't fill the gaps. It becomes an integral part of the piece of silver that you're working with. And if there's more than a hairline gap in the soldier join, then it won't be a strong join. It will fall apart. The soldier won't be out to hold it together. So what I'm going to do with each of the pieces is file top and bottom, so that they then sit when I hold it up. Like so it was sit flat, so I'm going to file in this direction here so that the ends of the wire no longer point that way. But they point downwards. In other words, when I finished firing top on bottom of a pair. They were sit neatly up against each other. I'm going to zoom out to show you the spit and show you how set everything up. I've removed the clamp on Bench Paige, so that was a little bit more space to work in. I've got a six inch flat file, a cut to a medium grade flat file on the bench here with handle hanging off the end so that this section sits nice and flat on the desk. That's going to make it easier for me to work with. What I'm going to do is take each piece in turn each piece of wire in turn. I'm going to hold it So this fits what On the file, and I'm going cheap, move it, gently file. However, I'm going to have to file on the desk to do that because you probably stole. Whereas I'm fighting. This wobbles about a bit much too much. If I got it flat on the desk, it's going to be easier to work with before. Files only work in one direction, and usually I'm holding a file on moving it forwards by keeping a file still on removing the wire back towards the handle. I'm still moving file on Dwyer in relationship to each other in the same direction. So the file is still able to work. Andi, just about. See some Shinya patches sat on that on the end that you can't see him on this one. So they've shown your practice by started. Farley. Every now and again, I'm just going to turn wire around just to make certain that I I'm funny. Haley, - you find to pick up a speed. It'll better to you when you get into the rhythm. I almost, uh, can definitely see some. Sean, You're practices on the end, the moment I share close up. When I finished a pair, it's the 1st 1 done. We'll do its pair The most difficult thing. Let's get started. Does he completely be here? It's a bit scratchy to start with because you've got sharp corners on the file, not flat ages. And those sharp corners get court little bits to get started. Once they've gone. It's a lot easier, and you can pick up speed and I bet Okay, all right. Help you with that one as well. So I'm going to show you a close up of they larger hearing larger petal that I filed on and the one that I haven't filed yet seeking gets a better understand your being doing on why I've been doing it. The petal on the right is the petrol that you just see me filing the petrol on the left. I haven't touched yet. Orders I've done to that is shaped the square wire, but I haven't only firing on that yet on. You should be able to tell very clearly that the one of the right is sitting a lot neater. I filed the ends on both pieces of wife and see the light moving about, shining on the edges there. Andi, if I can get them in focus of better, don't go. You can see what I mean about the end of the end of this one. It's nice, smooth and flat across that way was young to the one that hasn't been filed yet. It's still pointing the direction of whether why was bent, so that means that's thes two pieces. He's two rather small freely. Pieces sit nicely together, so they're going to create a nice, strong soldier joint. Where? As but gather again, these two. The circle gaps top and bottom on. Even if I flooded that with solder, it still wouldn't be a strong soldier joint. Now, don't worry that, actually, it looks as if this site is every society longer. Then this side off. See, I bent the left hand side of this petal over a little bit Mawr, so it's a little bit more rounded with a little bit shorter. I can tell that because the one on the top of this side of sticking up a little bit there's still plenty off have surface in common between the two. It's still going to be a really nice soldier. Join on one of the jobs time going to do after everything's been sold it and cleaned up in the pickle is just file on eating up chopping bottoms for any areas like that will be dealt with. So I'm now going to continue filing the other six pieces of wire, and once I've done that, I'm going to show you how to solve them together. 8. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering the petals: that's all eight pieces of square wife filed. Now it's a little bit freaky at times, especially with the smaller ones for this against me, for the stud earrings. But it really is worth taking the time doing this so that you get the nice tight soldier joins where the ends the world nicely finished on to meet together really well. So it's time to soldier them together. I spent a bit of time off seat lining these pairs of wire up, and I'd really rather they didn't move about when I was applying solder. So what I'm going to do is apply. Okay, Drop of flux to each one to each join, Do you? Not now. But I'm going to heat this flux up without the soldier being in place on the flux were temporarily hold everything together while secret soldier on. At least that's the plan. Most the time it holds everything together whilst I put the soldier on on now go back and he'd stop every now again, it does move, but if it eliminates some of the movements, that's gonna make my life easier. And I didn't notice that this one had moved ever so slightly just music pass at the bottom . So just go. That would check that they, ah, meet me up against each other. Because when the flux has been heated up on DIT changes, its appearance is going to be less easy to see the joints in much detail to see him now somewhere he teach one up in turn, - all right, I should hope to be able to see that soldier has changed appearance little bit. It's It's dried off a bit. One still looks noticed, sir. Moving is is one piece. It's OK. Just a darker line there that I consists. A shadow. I thought that the soul joint have moved apart a little bit, but that's fine. But they're saying the flux has changed. Appearance. It went a bit of a white ish dries, but Adherents festival more abuse to see on the bigger petals because there's all silver on more flux to watch on there. So I'm going to put um, piece off medium soldier on each joining again. It's worth taking a time during this. I usually pick up the soldier with the dump paintbrush after I put the flaps on the silver . But, um, I thought this time I would show you doing it with the tweets is oops, the way that one school this hearing is definitely going to be the awkward one of the full whoops. There we go. Come back to that in a bit. - Well , this one, I said, so usually with soldier helps. So hold everything together, but not always. So, of course, was hearing. So I decide to show me an example of that. They're pretty pieces solder on top off each of these joints. I'm on the this one soldier has just flipped off, and it's just on the side of the chip of the earring. But it's still touching silver at the Soldier joins, so that's going to be fine. And the reason officers using medium soldier is that that means I can still use Easy Soldier, which has a lower melting temperature to sold earthy stud fittings on the ear ones onto the earrings. So I'm going to take each hearing in turn when going to heat up around it, first of all on, then rush across the silver itself, making sure that I get the tips nice and hot in that piece. As I said this particular hearing is, uh, showing a bad example. Yeah, that's not better, Soldier. Move back. - That one's sold it. Why so neatly? That much good. And we run to the XX ones now. I just want to make certain that on this hearing we have to get my fingers away from here that these pieces are soldier, where I want them to bay on. And the silver is also where I want it to be. That worked out nicely. The top piece of soldier was touching, but the top of the earring, so that drew down across adjoining the bottom bitter solder wasn't quite touching when everything was the right temperature, so little poke with soldier pick moved it, so it was definitely touching the silver Andi. It's what it way into the silver across, assuring so even that that hearing that was causing real trouble that's was still sold it. By the way, this is one of the reasons why I always have either a soldier pick or a perverse action. Tweets is in the hands that isn't holding. They smoke like George so that I can move things about if I need to. So those now need to go in the quench, Approximate sure that they're nice and cool on in the pickle pot to clean up, and then I will need to be tidying. 9. Wire Petals Earrings - filing 2: a lot of petals are now out of pickle. They've been cleaned up, so the cough oxides that were on there and the excess flux it'll being cleaned off. However, the chips the petals, even though the nicely soldier together their faith firm soldier joints, even on the one that was playing me about it. But it's a nice firm sold to join. The tips of the petals are rather sharp, and they're going to be rather uncomfortable for a piece of jewelry. So what I'm going to do is just file the ends of those So they're nice and smooth. They can use a needle file or a six inch file to do this job. I picked up the six inch far first, so I'm going to do that. Andi, I'm going to do it's just use a file to sweep across the top. I feel that the same on the other side. Sweep across Andi. Use your fingers as much as your eyes. Just make sure it's nice and smooth because it doesn't take very much effort by his own. And this is also need turning up the facts that's on this piece. This site was fractionally longer So was a bit of the wild square wire sticking out the top of this, like just now files that off on. Duh it. Actually, you never know that that would be an issue. So I'm going to continue on with the other ones now. I said usual your fingers as much as your eyes. And if you done the first set of filing nicely and you prefer prepared to the soldier joints so she joins a nice and neat this part shouldn't take very long. No swim. What? Write them. So there is no nice A neat Andi. Although you could leave some play and smooth and untech stirred, I'm going to add a bit of a hammer texture tooth. Um, that will really catch the light beautifully. Andi, I don't respect your interest to the design. 10. Wire Petals Earrings - texturing: time for a bit of hammering. Now one of my favorite parts of any jewelry making project on and inventor using my favorite cost being hammer that's going to live a life line texture. Sometimes I will follow the shape off the wire so having lines radiating out to decide like this. But this time I'm just going to hammer straight across and I'm supporting the work on the steel bench block with the leather question underneath. Keep the noise down a little bit. - Okay , close up that moment be it should be here to see that the light is catching really nicely on there. Now this because it's across being hammer. The metal moves at right angles, the headed hammer so it moves that way. So with this type of hammer, you might have a chance of a stretching. The hearing outers orbit as its eight unnatural shape. That's really not an issue, but actually looking this, it's made virtually no impact at all. It's the same with this one. - So a little bit more on this. Okay, Texas much not quite nicely. So do the same to the little ones. Of course, you don't have to texture these tour, you could leave the nice and smooth and plain where you could use of a sore ball peen hammer of around small, rounded head hammer to give more a dimpled effects. Instead, - there we go for nicely textured why petals. All they need now are the stud fittings and the air wires. 11. Wire Petals Earrings - preparing for earwires: e You know, I want to turn that the larger wire petals into drop earrings with a length of no 0.8 millimeter sterling silver wire soldiers to the tip of each petal on that wire, it's going to be turned into the air. Waas. However, I want to make sure that the soldier joined is a strong as possible between the no 0.8 millimeter round wire. Andi, the sections of square wire that have been social together now might be out to sea for that way. That there is a very thin pen mark with the help you're with a Sharpie at the chips, Uh, on and on the tips that you can just about see a darker mark. Now, John, those on there because that gives me something to aim for when I'm filing, which is so the state of unsure you. Now this needle file is tape it, and it's also got for everything. It here, knife edge on what I'm going to do is file Just a few strokes at the pen marks John on the petals to form a groove that the ear Y is going to sitting a little bit. Andi as it six in there. It's going to be in contact with more of the metal on the petrol and therefore to form a stronger soldier joint. So to I said, just I'm using my back finger to It's a guide. They were. So I got the file as well and it's up against a pen mark, I just a couple. My three full. Okay, just enough. Such when you put your your nail chop. No, no catches at the top. So you can do a couple more strokes. Yeah, that's fine. I'm into the same with this one. I was up against a pen Mark. Yeah, again, that's fine. Just enough that when I put my finger No, that it doesn't move out its court in there. So those are now prepared for soldering and I'll have a much stronger so join 12. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering stud fittings: e bought the smaller pair of wire petals over to the soldering station again because it's not time to soldier stud fittings onto the back. Onda got such fitting here, already held in a pair of bent nose river section tweezers. I've put a piece of soldier just here, another one just there so they're ready and waiting for me to melt onto the end of the study fitting. If you see my other earrings classes with that study earrings, you know that I like to melt the soldier onto the into the stud fitting on, then holds the suffocating against the hearing to remote soldier. That way the soldiers. It is exactly where I wanted to be. A It's not going to move about twice. I'm trying to solder the two things together, got the earrings facing downwards, so the texture decide. Is that the bottom touching the soldering break? So I'm going to silver onto the plane, decide and I've positioned the petals so that they worked one tick close to the edge of the soldering brick so that I can easily bring my hand up closer. Soldering brick toe, hold the suffocating in place with traces. Some skinny dip, the suffocating in the flux that slightly out of view of the camera, hold it against the first piece of solder Andi soldiers know melted onto the end that start fitting. It's going to make sure make doubly, certainly got everything lined up nicely. Some heat into the petrol first and then put some fitting in place on the chip, leaving about a little bit. They would go spray small pieces of metal involved here, So since everything was at the right temperature, the soldier re melted and flowed out nicely. Now you may notice that there's been hardly any organization formed in the petals, apart from the tips were being firing beforehand. That's because they're being heated up and put in the pickled to clean up so many times there's actually not much copper left surface. I'm going to put that in the quench pot and move on to the second daring you can dip into flux. Hold it against soda. I'm not with Children place, remember, I have to hold everything still, until the soldier loses its bright liquid appearance and goes dull again on that shows you that everything's gone solid on Duthie. What was originally three pieces off silver is now one again that will go in the quench pot . Ondimba, pick apart to clean up Andi, I will show you how to solder the ear wise onto the larger petals. 13. Wire Petals Earrings - soldering the earwires: e come back over to Sofyan Station because it's time to soldier the ear wise on toothy chips of the larger petals. I haven't put the petals on the soldier and great yet because I went to prepare the ear wise first on dime, then going to move the petals about little bit, so I don't want to get heated up just yet, so I'm not putting them on the brick. If they were on the brick when I did this stage, they would start to absorb some of the heat of the flame through the solving brick I've cut to seven centimeter lengths off no 70.8 millimeter wire. It might turn out to be a little bit too long, fearing, so I'm making. But I don't want to find that I've cut the wires to short is better to trim off. A little bit off there was being formed rather than find out that you really would have lights into being a little bit longer. I've also got two pieces of soldier one here, one here, easy sold, remember, just like with the serving on such fittings on the back with smaller petals, because we used the medium soldier to soldier the square wire into the petals. I just moved the other piece off wire out of the way, so that doesn't risk getting melted. I just dipped this piece of wire into the flux slightly out of you. Hold it against the solder. I'm just going to melt the soldier in price and you go one done. I'm just saying with the other one and dipped in flux, coached against soda again that's flowing onto here. Remember, it's the heat off the silver, not the heat for flame that guts gets the soldier to mountain flow. So is heating up the length of the silver to basically attract the soldier onto it. I'm going to put the petals on the five right now on, and and to put the ear wise there as well. So I'm going to do sometimes is easier to move the petals, and so the ear wires because the pedal being as that your wife can roll about a little bit , it's moved them, so that's the touching in the right place. Basically, - I just bought the camera in a little bit closer so that you can see in more detail that I've got the block of soldier fixed onto the end of the year. Why here on here? In this hearing on it, it's firmly pushed up against the square wire petal. Andi. It's just a C inside that not just a little bit. So what I'm going to do now is heat up the whole of the Peschel here. Put a bit of heat into the ear y as well, but most the heat is going to be needed in the petal. Two reasons for that is the largest better measure, so it's going to need the most heat from the flame most time of flame on it to be able to get up soldering ton creature, but also sold up for those always the hottest part of the work. So it's going to flow from the ear wire onto special. - That's the 1st 1 done. So instead of a block sitting at the end, here is the phone on to the top of the petal here that's not quite moving at the moment. It's such the ear, Brick says. It's solving brick now, the shape that moving on one piece in a moment. It was the 2nd 1 again. Most heat into the square while petal, - I just had to make sure that that one was touching on. Once it waas and everything was at the right temperature again. The soldier has flown there, so these need to go into quench particle down on, did into the into the pickup, opted to clean up, and then I'll show you how to turn them into the first year rings. 14. Wire Petals Earrings - finishing the earwires: that way drop hearings and now asked the tumble partial. So it's time now to add the beads on to fish off the ear wires. First, say I'm going to do is use the nine on your pliers just to make sure that's the wise nice and smooth and straight, and they've got no kinks in them. This is also a really good test of the soul joints. Hey, so those are now ready to go? I also want to make sure that both of the ear wise are the same length. I know I cut them to be the same length, but, um, it's a way to us double checking. So, yes, I'm happy with that. If they weren't thing, I just trim the longer one off with the wire cutters got here. We're not going to need those. Put those out of the way. Andi. The next day I need to do is to threat the beads on, but I'm going to have the largest read to the bottom, so smoky court speeds the little faceted I was the nights on. Then the title. Super beats do the same with the other one course, whichever beats you use you need to make certain that the hole is a big enough to fit North 0.8 millimeter wire. There we go. Now, at the moment, these will move about, but I'm going to use the flat nose players to Ho Dong to that small silver beach. Make sure that everything's pushed down tightly towards this. So the shape just give it a squeeze, and that's enough to flatten the beat around the ear. Y rather no 0.8 millimeter here. Why, Andi Now those beach don't move. So singing, saying in place. I see just saying with this one just holding onto the Silver Beach, squash it down firmly whilst everything's pushed down to the bottom. Hope that one didn't squashed our family enough. Do that one again. That's better. It doesn't move if I force it to, but it won't start moving. Jump about six and a court. So that's that stage of the earring. Some now I can't use the step Mandel. That's of using quite a few videos. Now I'm going to bend the wire around the middle section here. Andi, when I'm holding the hearing will make certain that the Texas side, Biden Doe is up front, then it's like a good distance down start to bend. The why her brother Mandel check happy without thanks. Pop it back on again and pull this back links round from happy with the length of the front . I don't want to take up any more of that in the bend so that stay still by just pulled this back links around the mantle again. Has one done? Look 2nd 1 again. Make sure that the Texas side is pointing outwits. Start to put a bend, and I just want to much shut the to. I want them to be the same length. Obviously, this one is a little bit too long. Put it back on the Mandel because this front sections too long. I'm going to bend the front section around the mandal a little bit more. Use up some more. That wire that makes some of it shorter. Check again. Tiny but tired a bit too long. Still it She's worth spending it around a little bit. I'm checking it quite frequently. You get help you with that. So again that means I'm going to leave that front section alone on a bend system. Bend them around. I think those ear wise are actually a tiny bit too long. I think I'd like them to finish roundabout, where the beads. So So he's going to use the wire cutters to trim that section off. This is what piece of why it won't go to waste style war that up into a little silver war protesters that crater a different project. But I really need to do now is hold hearings up against each other so that I could work out the other section chip off again. That won't go to waste. At the moment. These bends air really quite flexible, like quite easily pull that out of shape. So what I'm going to do is hammer the front section of the you. I'm going to use the clashing hammer to do that. So hammering on the bench book supported all that. A question to keep the noise down, just hammering up front section. There, the same with this one. Turn the airing around the right way that would help. You see, these beads will still move if I force them to, but they don't, so they don't have about the road. So those sections you can see that moves about the light so they're being hammered a bit flatter, which makes these new shapes. But Springer, they're not so easy to get out of shape. Look, two more things I need to do to the very end to the wire. I'm going to use the fat nose pliers again just to flick out that last little section, some holding the end of the wire in the flat nose pliers se using and the easy the tip of supplies. Is it guys? How much spend out? Let's play this out on the very last things I need to do is folly into the wire because at the moment is very sharp and scratching wouldn't be very comfortable to wear a total has always use your fingers as much as your eyes. Just double check that that's nice and smooth. - There we go, Then another pair of earrings, polished and finished. There are nice, eye catching long pair, but because the shape is open is on. Solid piece of silver is still being really nice and comfortable to wear 15. Wire Petals Earrings - final thoughts: there we go to you. Paths of sites of earrings. I think if I had to choose the smallest studs for being my favorites, which is unusual for me as I love drop hearings. But these are just so pretty and lovely flattering shape, too. I hope that you enjoy the class would be great if you could upload photos. We can all see a mile of earrings that you've made. Do you remember to download the equipment list for class on would be great if you could leave review to help our students. Thank you for watching.