Create Beautiful Jewelry From Scrap Silver - Hammered Donut Earrings Premium class

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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9 Videos (21m)
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: introduction

      0:48
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: equipment

      1:03
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering equipment

      3:38
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: materials

      0:51
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: cutting the donuts

      3:59
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: hammering

      5:02
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: soldering

      4:23
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: polishing

      0:42
    • Hammered Donut Earrings: final thoughts

      0:41

About This Class

This class will teach you how to make not one but two pairs of lovely earrings!

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And even better, these earrings use only small amounts of scrap silver left over from other projects.

Each pair of earrings starts off as two discs of silver with the centre cut out - donuts! I will then show you the effect of hammering the discs in different directions, ending up with two different designs.

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! 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 jewellery makers of all levels of experience from complete beginners upwards.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document that covers all 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.

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8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Another top-notch class, with more top tips from Joanne Tinley. Really timely for me recently bought a cheap disc cutter I also thought that this was an excellent demonstration of the change in the silver shape through hammering; and a really good way of making the tool work for you. Also really clear how you make the solder sit on the wires - I only twigged about applying the solder like that (rather than laying it onto the main part of the piece first) recently, and spent ages yesterday blowing little balls round my solder brick, wishing I could make it stick.

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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 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.