Colour Your Silver: how to give your silver jewellery an antiqued effect Premium class

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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7 Videos (10m)
    • Colour Your Silver: how to give your silver jewellery an antiqued effect

    • Colour Your Silver: equipment

    • Colour Your Silver: creating the patina

    • Colour Your Silver: finishing the effect

    • Colour Your Silver: the finished earrings

    • Colour Your Silver: your project

    • Colour Your Silver: what if you don't like the antiqued effect?


About This Class


I made two pairs of earrings in the Petal Earrings class and at the end of the video I showed one pair of the earrings with a darker antiqued patina or surface treatment/colour. This effect is sometimes called 'oxidised' as it can mimic the colour that silver goes when it is tarnished or oxidised. I don't use it on all of my jewellery designs but it can be a lovely way of highlighting a beautiful texture. I also like to use it sometimes on jewellery with lighter stones or beads, especially pink stones - I'm not a pink with bright polished silver type of girl!

This new class teaches you how to easily give your silver jewellery this effect quickly and easily and with the minimum of equipment.

Of course, if you need to make some jewellery first to be able to give it a patina then enrol on one of my other jewellery making classes:

Silver Stacking Rings: Making Beautiful Rings From Silver Wire

Silver Stacking Rings 2: Dress Up Your Rings

Bird on a Branch - Sawing a Simple Silver Pendant

Create Beautiful Jewelry From Scrap Silver - Petal Earrings








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 coast of the UK with 15 other wonderfully creative artists. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach jewellery design evening classes and weekend workshops and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.