Silver Stacking Rings 2: Dress Up Your Rings Premium class

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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14 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Silver Stacking Rings 2: Introduction

      2:13
    • Equipment

      5:05
    • Materials

      1:50
    • How much wire do I need?

      4:41
    • Using a Disc Cutter

      2:58
    • Melting Silver Balls

      4:42
    • Sawing Shapes From SIlver Sheet

      9:20
    • Hammering

      6:59
    • Using a Doming Block

      5:02
    • Soldering the Silver Balls in Place

      5:28
    • Preparing the Rings for Soldering

      4:11
    • Soldering The Rings Together

      8:22
    • Polishing

      3:08
    • Conclusion

      0:42

About This Class

In my first Silver Stacking Rings lesson you learnt how to make simple but beautiful wire stacking rings. In this, the second half of the course, I will teach you how to add embellishments and decorations to dress them up.

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Stacking rings are one of the biggest current fashion trends, and one of my favourite pieces of jewellery to make. Once you have mastered the basics a fantastic variety of textures and embellishments can be added to your rings, allowing you to build up a collection of beautiful rings that can be mixed and matched for a different look every day!

This class will teach you how to saw shapes from silver sheet, how to use a disc cutter and doming block, how to add textures to your silver using different methods and how to form little silver balls to decorate your work with - this last part is especially fun! You will also advance your soldering skills, both in your understanding of what soldering involves and in that soldering the decorations on top of the rings takes a little more careful setting up. As usual I will take you through everything step by step and if you have any questions please just ask!

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects. Other downloadable class documents help you to work out your ring size and the amount of wire needed to make your rings, and remind you of the troubleshooting tips covered in the class.

Who is this class for?

This class is perfect for beginners, but if you haven't yet learnt how to solder simple wire rings you will need to work your way through Silver Stacking Rings part one first. You will learn many basic techniques that you can go on to use in other projects, and I am here if you have any questions.

If you have already learnt some of the basics of jewellery making and silversmithing then this class is also great for you! I have included the same hints and tips I give my private and evening class students to help you to improve your confidence in sizing rings and in soldering and sawing especially.

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This is a great class! Thank you and I'm looking forward to more classes with you. :)
Very clear instructions, excellent tutorial
clear and precise information and tips, with really useful charts and booklets available in the 'Class Project' tab Thanks very much Joanne :-)

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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.