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12 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Poppy Earrings - a beginner soldering project

    • 2. Poppy Earrings - materials

    • 3. Poppy Earrings - equipment

    • 4. Poppy Earrings - soldering equipment

    • 5. Poppy Earrings - cutting the discs

    • 6. Poppy Earrings - hammering the discs

    • 7. Poppy Earrings - melting the silver balls

    • 8. Poppy Earrings - preparing the earwires

    • 9. Poppy Earrings - soldering the poppies

    • 10. Poppy Earrings - soldering the earwires

    • 11. Poppy Earrings - finishing the earwires

    • 12. Poppy Earrings - final thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to the Poppy Earrings class! In this class I'll teach you some simple forging techniques that will turn clean discs of sterling silver into lovely ruffle-edged poppy petals. Once you've practised the techniques you can easily adapt the project into a small pair of poppy stud earrings or a larger poppy pendant!


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! To make the soldering a little easier you can, if you wish break it down into smaller steps and I explain how to do that in the class.

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 #26 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.

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1. Poppy Earrings - a beginner soldering project: Hello, My name's John Tinley. I'm a jewelry designer tutor from the South Coast UK on Welcome to the Poppies Hearings class. In this class, you're going to learn some simple forging techniques that will allow you to turn simple discs of stone silver metal into more abstract, rounded, softer looking. A petal shapes whether I'm going to layer those petals together to form to poppies one for each hearing. You'll also be doing a little bit of recycling because being mounting some silver into her balls and that is going to be used to adorn the center of the poppies. This class is passed the 52 hearings chance to set myself for 2017 design and film tutorials for 52 different kinds of earrings. If you like to see some behind the scenes photos and find out a little bit more about what's coming next that haven't help for the 52 hearings hashtag on instagram and Facebook . If you're ready to get started, then let's have a look at the materials and equipment that you're going to need to make copies 2. Poppy Earrings - materials: not only of the poppy earrings of a quick project to make, but they are very affordable project as well. If they don't need very much in the way of materials. And as you can see here, the sheets this I'm going to be using it scrapped, left over from other projects. It's no 0.5 millimeters thick, and that's a good thickness to use because, remember, you're going to be layering up two pieces of the sheet, and you're also going to be soldering a silver ball into the middle so you don't want to use, for example, 20.7 millimeter thick sheet because that would produce a pair of earrings that really would be starting to get it went too heavy. Anything that's thinner, the 0.5 certainly closer 2.4 would be a little bit too thin because you're going to be flaring out to the edges of the discs, making them a little bit sinner. So if you started with 0.4 millimeter thick, those agents could actually get a little bit too thin and start to become a bit ragged as their formed rather nice smooth curves. The wireless I've got here is no 0.8 millimeter or 20 gauge wire. And it's wise. I always like to use for ear wise as it's sick enough to hold its shape, but it's soon enough to go see your is comfortably. 3. Poppy Earrings - equipment: these the handles that you're going to need to make the poppy earrings. The earrings start out his discs cut from Sony. So a sheet on I'm going to cut them out with my disk. Attar. I'm going to use my old hammer with the disc cutter on while some cutting the discs. I'm going to put the culture on the cushion to support it and also keep the noise down a bit. Once a disks a cut, I'm going to need to shape thumb. Andi. That's where the dome ing block comes in. I'm going to use metal dome ing punches thisted time. In previous classes, you might have seen me use the wooden dumbing punches on. I use those. If the discs, the time cupping or curving, have a texture on them. This time, they just don't have a texture. So I'm going to use the metal punchers on. They're going to help me shape the edges of the discs as well. The other tools that you can see here are for preparing and finishing the year wiles. I'm going to use the plan Ishan Hammer to prepare and also give a little bit of extra strength to the ear wires and I'm going toe hammer the wire on top of the bench, block on again. Support that on top of the leather cushion. I'm going to be using the ruler to mark out how much wire I need for the earrings on the wire cutter to cover why the flat nose pliers on the night on your pliers there because I'm going to use them to help me shape the ear wires. But the main tour I'm going to use to shape the ear wise is the step to mindful that you can see here, although you can use anything that's around the handle of one of theme metal punches. So I showed you earlier, for example, or a pen bow. The final tour on the desk is a needle file, a flat needle file on. I'm going to use that to smooth and round off the end of the year wire to make it comfortable to go to your ears. This is a soldering project, so I will show you soldier equipment that you will need in the next part of the way 4. Poppy Earrings - soldering equipment: This is the soldier equipment, as 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 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, 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 showed 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 the pace 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 732. Recent weight. As you can tell, the easy solder paste, is a favorite newer than 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 is 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 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 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 pickle with brass or plastic tweezers, not the stainless steel ones that I showed you before, and thus, but definitely not least are her safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes 5. Poppy Earrings - cutting the discs: e. I need to cut four discs out for the earrings. One big one small toe layer up for each hearing. But before I do, I just want to talk to you very quickly about the discusses. I've got this. This culture is actually best part of a decade old, but it still cuts really beautifully because it's a really good quality one. My rule is that if I'm going to buy something that is going to cut my silver, be that sore blades or file drill bits or obviously a dis cutter, I'm going to buy the best quality that I can because it's going to do the job, but most efficiently, and it's going to require the least amount of cleaning up afterwards, so that's going to save you both time and money. However, you do need to think about costs per use if you're not going to be using a discussed her very often a tour. If you're only ever making joy if yourself or one or two friends, then cheaper discuss, it might be the better way to go for you, and you can also buy pre cut discs from good suppliers in a wide range of diameters and gauges of sheet. There's two things in particular that makes this such a good cutter, and one is that I move these out away for a moment. One is that the silver is sandwiched tightly between the two heavy half's of the discussion of the still discuss Attar. Some discusses have a handle, but the top here that you wind down to make sure it's it's pressed tight, but the reason why that makes it a good one is silver. I can move it if I may be deliberately, but the silver doesn't bounce about As you hammer is held nicely in place. Some of the cheaper versions are held apart, maybe as much as that distance on some of them. So this combats about all over the place. The beauty of this one is that I can, as you have seen in other video classes, I can hit the punches more than once to push it through with other ones in that one with other discusses. If they're held apart, you really need to do a really big work to get it through him. One Go so that the silver is that's 92 to move about. The other thing that makes thes politically goods is the cutters themselves. If I move that around, I hope to be able to see that the face here, the cutting edge is. So how's your face? Rather is sloping. It's not nice, crisp edges, and they're still a really beautifully crisp, even the best part of a decade ago. But the reason why the sloping face makes it so good is that it's a punching through the disc or at once it starts to cut it on one edge, one side rather. And then that cut works its way around the disk, so it's never trying to punch the whole thing out. At the same time, it's cutting it out a bit of time, which results in clean edges. Onda a really nice, crisp, crisp disk. And all of this means is this high can, as you can see here, cut really close to the edge that is actually at the top here. Harry Royce sin tiny pieces, silver. There isn't a gap there might look like it on the video screen, but that is actually a piece of silver, that that was how close I was able to cut to the edge of this This of this piece of silver like they do that because I had a nice piece of kit. So last thing I need to show you is the hammer. I'm using an old hammer because hitting these punches creates marks on the top of the hammer. All I don't want to use a hammer that I don't gone. She's on my silver because the marks get transferred onto the silver. So I always use an old heavy hammer when I'm punching both this cutters and using that the domain block on the punches as well. So chosen fucking from the other one you go have chosen the the two sizes of disks is I'm going to cut out. I've got a 6.4 millimeter on 9.5 millimeter disks, so I'm going to cut out the larger wonder first that goes in there. But with this outweigh with those part on. And I'm going to look, it's down this hole. Don't look down this hole on. Just move the sheet until it is so lightly. Ouch. A few see with a smaller punch. That funny noise. You're a smaller punch rolling out the way again. Was there close imposition that cut that goes in, Please make sure that you put the cutting edge down and then one nice clean disk. And he's saying to the other one, Same again, make sure the edges of so slightly out of you that's the two large disks going to do the same for the other way as well. And again, you can see how close I was able to get to the edge of that sheet so I could be able to get a couple of pairs of these hearings on there. It's one case in that hole. If a just cutter like this is ever a little bit tricky to wiggle apart, just give it a chapel, the side that will encourage it apart. Let's see if I can get a discounted a section in the middle. That was between the two discs I just cut out. It's about to get away with that, all right, just one last one to cut out. So we go. That's the start of the earrings, and you can see those distant take up very much in the way of silver a tour. The bits of silver, the little bits left over that you can see on the edges here and over here. Those the first pieces I'm going to trim off amount of silver balls. 6. Poppy Earrings - hammering the discs: Now that this is a cut, it is time to shape thumb. Andi, I'm going to use the steel dome ing block to do that. Onda selection off quite small dome ing punches. These domain punches range from eight millimeters up to 14 millimeters. I'm going to work on the two pairs off disc separately, so I'm just going to move the the smaller ones out of the way. For the moment, I'm going to work on them in pairs because whatever I do to one disk, I want to make sure that I do to the other one as well, so that we end up with a matching pair of earrings. I'm going to concentrate on Coppin A disks first and then flare the sides out Aunt two cups . Um, I don't want to put them into small a cup first, for example. They fit these large ones fit quite nicely in this dish here, but there's to greater distance. I put it in between the bottom of the desk on the bottom of the cup here, so the silver would actually be having to move quite a big distance, relatively to the size of the disk. That move quite a big distance to be out to be copped on. That could result in the cup be increased instead of forming a nice, smooth curve. So we're going to do First of all, that one will be a better one is start off in a bigger disk. So I bigger cup rather so that the shaping is a little bit more graduates. That might be better for the disk. I'm going to use the old hammer again because I don't have to worry about it picking up marks on dyuh. The bigger punch I've got here, I'm gonna hold the punch Nice in Central. It's happened a couple of times, and that's now got a nice my curve to it. I put the other one next to it. You just say it was a bit more curve. It wobbles about the same to the other one. I've had to move the camera outside, but further than I might normally do when I'm showing you punching or or even cutting out disks because I also want you to be out to see what I'm doing with the top of the punch as well. It's a bit down here explained that bit more in a moment. Okay, so that's that. This curve, actually, quite quite like that curve. I don't think I want to do that anymore. So put them back in that one. We have France punish after the waiters are rolled about on. Distract me. Well, I'm going to choose a smaller punch on now. We're start shaping around the edge now. Yeah. I usually make a point of saying toe, hold your punch. Nice. Essentially, because you want to make to make certain that you are hammering so that the actions even always, all the way around the disk so that you're going to have a nice, even cupped disk. What we're going to do for this part is actually deliberately habito angle on. This is why I moved the camera out a little bit so you can see this. So what I'm going to do, I've actually, but this is now central and moved the disc to one side slightly. If I can take that up so you can see it's no longer essential from the bottom of that dish . So I'm focusing the punch on the edge of the disc on what I'm going to do it over the hit. One hit down and then one hit it angle. I'm going to move the disc about so time hammering on different parts of the edge and hate down and out, and that's going to end up with a fled edged disk. So just do one section so you can see what I mean. So I just moving the disc, using the punch to move the disc. So that's the edge is that the bottom is not city centrally hit down and then at an angle. Andi. What? You should be able to see that all right, move a couple of things out the way, so the camera isn't so distracted. What you should be able to say is that the edge has been flared out a little bit. You can see it catching the writers a bit more differently. I'm going to do that more around, so it loses its crisp roundness and it becomes a bit more wobbly, a bit more petal like Put that back in move. It's so what? Another bit of the edge in the middle of the cup. Oops! Flying about and again does that sometimes, but should be out to see if I put two discs side by side. Even from this distance, I show you close up in the moment. But even from this distance, you can see that that that edge has become a bit more flared out, going to a little bit more to that one, and then I will show you close up help with the shape of that. So I'm gonna zoom in, show you a close up of the two discs. So she best sees I moved that there's a question about the disk on the left. Has Bean copped my? It's up a little bit in cities being cups. There's no longer flat but the edges air still nice and crisp. Where's the one on the right? The edges a little bit wobbly now that being hammered or flared out. So I'm now going to concentrate on getting the one that I haven't flared out to match. I keep moving it around in the dish source. I've got a different area, different part of the edge underneath the punch that one's going jumping about two. Okay, it's actually bested. It is shaping a little bit of time because you can always go back to a sexually already hammered and hammered, Hammer it a little bit more. Have a look and see if those match this one still needs a bit hammering and see. Actually, that this one from the view that I've got this one's actually little bit bigger. This is someone that's being hammered more. That's because this one hasn't been habits as much. The edges haven't been flared out as much a little bit more Okay, so I'm happy with ease to larger discs, never going to be able to get them to much exactly because they are, handmade says. It was going to be a little bit of difference, but they match up in terms of size and also in terms of facts that it's a nice even that's spreading out of the size that is all the way around. I need to do the same with the smaller discs, but I need to use smaller cups on the domain block and also smaller punches as well. When I do these, I'm going to make sure that they are curved enough so that they sit in sight. The larger discs nicely on the city, a little bit proud they're going to be a little bit more curved once or for the discs have bean hammered and shaped. I'm going to melt the silver balls to go in the middle. 7. Poppy Earrings - melting the silver balls: e come over to the soldering station so that I can melt some silver balls to go in the middle of the poppies. I'm actually going to melt a few balls so that I can choose from them the two best matching ones to go in the middle of flowers. I'm going to use the steps from the so drink. It could do that. Just cutting up a few bits of the scrap that was left over from cutting discs. Melt thes four initially and then see if I need to do some more, probably will do some more because that always get used for something amounting silver on a charcoal block that's going to absorb some of the oxygen on. That's going to mean that there's less cop rock sites formed, and they're going to be easier and quicker to clean up. Remember, the hottest part of the flame is just in front of the blue chip. That's part C. It is hot with start to heat up that they're set apart. I'm going to focus on the silver, say so just starts to pull up all on its own. I keep the flame on the silver until it looked as if it starts to Spain on a wall. Surfaces growing nicely. We went to the next one that gets redder and redder. Starts your bright at the edges. Such a separate that to someone's fine pop thes in quench foot. I cut a little bit more silver to a few more smaller ones, I think, to give me the best choice. - I find it quite mesmerising. Watching these melt on board up still seem quite magical, even after all these years. - Remember not to pick the boards up until they have stopped, started to where they've lost their brightness, ongoing dollar. And then you hit Mike Unquenched. Um, if you try and pick him up too soon, you could actually swash them. So, of course, about 10 of silver balls there aren't going to clean them up in the pickle or civil being quenched on that aren't used to best ones to go in the middle of the poppies on start to soldier, Everything together 8. Poppy Earrings - preparing the earwires: I've used the wire cutters on the ruler to cut off 25 centimeter lengths of a 0.8 or 20 gauge round wire. I'm just going to do a little bit of hammering and firing now to prepare one end of each wire. Well, I'm going to do that so that I have a wider surface area that's in common between the back of the earrings and the ear wise, because that's going to give me a stronger soldier join. And it's also going to result in a much more smooth professional finish. I'm going to Hama on the still block on top of the leather cushion, because that's going to mean basically another hammer faces. Thesis. Ylva is going to be sandwiched between two hammer faces so that as I hammer on the top, the underneath what's in contact with the bench block is also going to act is a bit of a hammer as well, and give a nice, smooth finish on both sides of the piece of wire. Something's going to use the flashing hammer on just a few hammer strokes just on the tip. If I move, insist one hasn't been how much this one has. If I move about the light a little bit, you see this catches a light freight differently as far. But that's because it's being flared out that share that tip. You did seem to this one that once done the same Andi instead of really finding to do as well just going to use the flat Needle file just to make sure that, sure, there are no rough Brits on there and it's nice and smooth. So sweep across one side and I then turned Teoh flip the wire over. So I'm not going to Fars know. Quit angle, flip wire over Instead. We should know bars on that. That's the ear wise prepared. The next job is obviously to sold them in place. 9. Poppy Earrings - soldering the poppies: all the separate components of the earrings have now being made. I just need to choose the bulls that they're going to go into the middle of flowers on soldier. Everything together also cut out my move, the ear wires out of the way from it. My cussed out. Two more off the disks from the same piece of stones of a sheet. I've done that. So you really see the difference that the copping or dome ing of the desks on Duthie hammering and flaring out of the edges has made. The discs are now actually a little bit bigger, not very much, but even a millimeter meets difference of this size on They are definitely no longer flat, crispy disks, and I actually wavy of Peschel like of the edges on dive shapes, Um, so that a smaller desk sit nicely inside the larger ones and sit a little bit proud with those that way. Now we don't need those. They set a little bit proud so that the two cupped discs aren't going to be social together completely. That just kind being sold it together in the middle where they sit and they're going to be two distinct petals. I've got the balls that I'm mounted as the pickle over here, some of the top still a little bit discourage. They maybe could have stayed in the pick a little bit longer. But I wanted to show you the contrast, because when you pick up a look at the other side, the bottom of the desk society flat bottom or is in contact with the charcoal brick is nice and clean because there was a fire securitization there because it was up against charcoal and charcoal absorbed some of the oxygen ization. So those are clean enough soldering. So what I need to do now is choose two balls that are a nice match in size and also look nice or a nice match to the discs that I'm going to sort them into as well. So those sure aren't bad. Those two aren't about much, either. That's another of those. So try smaller ones first. Yeah, I think I like like those ones. I show you with the bigger ones. So contrast both of those cited work, but I actually prefer the The ones with smaller ball was composed two months with the bigger bore in the middle, so I'm going to go for this. Remove these ones out of the way. They will get used for something else. I'm sure you look at my list of video classes is quite a quite a number that use thes. Never boards Now on the rustic Hamed's earrings. They use a lot of them, so they're always come in handy if something. So to move their slightly apart on, just reposition everything a little bit better so that the small disks Sentras. I can make it inside the bigger ones. Other balls. Area Central's I can make it to the flowers. I'm going to use solder paste to soldier the layers together, solid soldier in the Palley inform the sick. For me, cutting to the small Italians and separate flux would work just as well. But the soldier pace has not yet. It advantages that thing that the pace were actually hold the layers together temporarily when I sold them on De Everything's so like us likely to move about. I'm going to solder thes flowers together in one go, so I'm going to solder the smaller desk in the middle of a bigger one on the ball into the middle of smaller disk all in one go. I'm going to use medium solder paste to do that on dime, then going to use easy solder paste, two soldiers, the ear wise onto the back of the earrings. However, if you want to take it a little bit more step by step, then I suggest that she's solder the petals together with hard solder and then put the ball in the middle with Meet him soldier on, then finish off again with the easy sort of the ear y. It comes down to how much confidence you've got in your serving skills and how much experience you've got with soldering already. So I'm just gonna move the ear. Waas passed the way gang because I don't want anything to happen to those. We're going to move the balls after the way whilst I get the disks ready. What's just trying to squeeze a bet of me? Him, So to paste in the middle of very large disks, a tiny bit more just going to spend most of its time just making sure that everything's positioned. I wanted to pay because once it's all soldier together, that's it. This is the chance to check whether the top disk is sitting nicely in the larger one at the bottom. Hey, happy with that. Put a little bit off. Meet him. Solder. We go on the back of one of the bulls. Same with the other one. Just gonna moving parts slightly. Seiken soldier One find. Okay, so we've got back into view and then the other one. So that and I do some solving the 1st 1 It's not causing any damage to the 2nd 1 that's waiting that I got so to pick in one hand blowtorch and the other says everything. If anything does move about, I can go in those safely publish It was something while poking my finger. So we're going to heat up around one flower first of all, and then start pushing across it. Yeah, well, I do. So sometimes it's useful to have things. Don't go completely according to plan, so you can see that things can be put right. That bull had moved slightly that size tryingto put it back in position. Everything lifted off. Let's try that again. - That one moves a little bit too. But just using the soldier pictures suppress it back down again. Did the job. So those are the flowers soldier together now they need to be quenched. Need to be pickle to clean them up. Andi. Then I'm going to sort the wise on the back. 10. Poppy Earrings - soldering the earwires: the flowers and now cleaned up. And after the pickle on and you see they have state, there's one piece for 11 piece each hearing. If any of the layers had popped apart when you either quench them or put them in the pickle , then just let them clean up. Give them a bit of a rents, applies a bit more solder and heats them again. It's not unheard off, and it's also it's not the end of the world. You can resource them together. The reason why they might pop part is that the soldier hadn't been allowed to flow long enough. What I mean by that is that soldier would have melted a bit, but it wouldn't touch your flown out of such to flow into the silver to be up to hold the different layers of silver Together. I've given the petals with a check on bond. As you can see, I have put a Sharpie mark on the back of each year in to indicate which way up I'd like them to go on. Something now is just putting them on this older, softer break that's got some did dips and some cracks in it I'm doing that so that they can sit flat because off see the different layers on the wall in the middle are sitting sitting crowds of putting all something that flat and then try to sold them. They what will about of it? So I just hi things that were the center of the flower in one of those? Well, if there's some who's dips, was the same with this one as well to make sure it's not going to be about. Oops, that was special. So, of course, one of the, uh, prepared ear wise already in a pair of first section tweezers. You see the end here that's being hammered and flared out. So I'm going to do and take us out with tweezers. Seated do it's holding. Helping to my friends is just scoop a little bit off easy soda onto that says he's so to paste. But I'm back into tweeters again. I'm going to initially just heat up on the ear wire to amounts that soldier into place and then hold it on the back of the hearing to remote soldier and sort of the ear wind back the hearing. It's a soldier, that soldier had melted onto the ear. What you could do all of my election. You could put the soldier sort of paste on the end of the year wire, hold it in place and heat and melts that pace that solder paste. So that's the two pieces are joined together, however, at first it this way. That way, if my my hand moves a little bit, then the soldier place would be smeared across the back. But it's in there. As you can see, it doesn't take very much heat, a very small piece of silver. But what I was watching out for is looking for a bright line off liquid solder that right silver around the edge of the ear, while there and I held everything still, until it is gone dull again on where is it going? Dull? I need everything sorted, and it was one part so that can go in the quench parts. Andi, can she say with number two? It's a little bit, so to paste. Well, the end Would it in tweets is why she lined up. I put a little bit of heat into the flour first because that's obviously the largest bits of silver. That's going to need the most time from the flame to get up to the temperature we needed. So there's another one so did in place again that is going going to be quenched, cleaned up in the pickle, and then it will be time to turn the ear wire and finish off the earrings. 11. Poppy Earrings - finishing the earwires: earings of being nicely cleaned up in the pickle. So now it's time to turn the straight here. Wires into hooks that will hold the flowers in your is first thing I'm going to do is use the night on your pliers just to make sure that the ear wise and I since smooth that there are no kinks in them. We like the supplies as they can smooth out and shape the wire without leaving marks in it kink in that one. This is also really good way of testing that everything is held together nicely because if it wasn't pulling, it's like that with E the air, while so within nine your players, which which definitely pull them apart. Next sound going to do is just lined earrings up at the bottom better, and that's just double check at the top. But the Iwas are still the same length, which they are. It wouldn't be unheard off for there to be a a slight, different Syria's Muchas that if the ear wives have been soldered slightly different distances down the backs of the earrings, but they're now fine. If they weren't the same length, I just trim the longest one off. Too much up to the shortest one. Next I'm going to do is used. The needle file has to file the end of each wire such nice and smooth. So them keeping the file more or less in the same place to spending the hearing round. Okay, so finding all the way around she's your fingers as much as your eyes. Just to make sure Cities where isis smooth hopes. Quite. There we go. I so need to return. These derives in two hooks so everything will be held in your is nicely. Andi. When you using the middle section of set Mandel to do this. So So what? To make thes hearings so that the iwas finish more or less level with the bottom of the flower. So that hold it hurts so bad her hold it. Um, worse the middle of the the wire. Just bend it round. It was the time. Maybe a little bit shorter. Looks as if this fits can be a little bit short. I would flight. So going to push front it of the wire down from it, more so a little bit short on my planned. So I'm going to just pull it open again the night on your pliers. It's amazing how forgiving the wine is. Spend it around again. Have a happy with that. Yeah, I can focus for you. I guess so. The Wallace finishing more or less with the bottom do the same with this one. It's time going to turn this flower for this year while rather a little bit solo. Uh, it's a little bit of time. It's definitely too long. So this section needs to be bent around the mandolin, but more which is in place. Push it around, check again. It really is worth doing it a little bit of time and checking frequently to make sure that you've got a matching pair earrings help you with that. So not gonna bend this section roundly walks. I'm happy with that length. I'm just gonna hold everything in place and she's my finger on the button. Just you push round ranch time it more okay. Looking a lot more like Pavey rings. Now, two more things to do. 1st 1 it's I'm going to use the flat nose pliers just to hold very end of the wire. So the end of the wives just here. I just don't feel it. I'm using the whole wits of suppliers. I'm just going to pull that. Why backwards was pushes. Which of her flick on the end makes everything a lot more professional. Finish the same. The 2nd 1 we go on. The very last thing is a bit of a hammering these bits and pieces out the way. At the moment, the's it waas could be pulled out of shape easily. So I'm going to do is just hammer the front section here to give a little bit more strength to the shape so that it totes in shape. Best untold shape better. I'm going to use a plan Ishan Hammer to do that, some holding the hearing so the flower is hang off the side of the steel bench book that was damage it. I'm just gonna hammer that front section so that front sections being that's catching the life a little bit differently than it was before. That front section there has bean hammered, you flattened so that you shape of there's a lot more spree. Now it's going to hold its shape, so those earrings just need polishing, and then they will be ready to wear 12. Poppy Earrings - final thoughts: the poppies air out of the polish and now and they're lovely and shiny. And I think the marks left on the silver by the forging helping to catch the light really nicely was over forging techniques. So shown you in this class are relatively simple, they are quite versatile. You could use them on any shape. Really doesn't have to be a circle you could use into flare out the edges off a hartley cut out of sterling silver to give it a softer look or an oval. You don't have to stick to circles. You can also very easily scale the project up. These poppies would also make a lovely pendant. I hope that you enjoy the class. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make. So please suit uploads photos to the project section of the class. We great as well. If you could leave review to help other students on. 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