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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - an intermediate soldering project


    • 2.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - materials


    • 3.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - equipment


    • 4.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering equipment


    • 5.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - cutting the discs


    • 6.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - hammering


    • 7.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - doming


    • 8.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - filing


    • 9.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - starting the earwires


    • 10.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering 1


    • 11.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering 2


    • 12.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - finishing the earwires


    • 13.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - making the headpins


    • 14.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - adding the beads


    • 15.

      Double Oval Drops Earrings - final thoughts


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About This Class

Welcome to the Double Oval Drops Earrings class! If you've watched any of my other jewellery making video classes you'll already know that I like to get the most out of my tools and equipment - after all, they've cost me money so they need to pay their way! One of my favourite (yet more expensive) pieces of equipment is my disc cutter. It is very good quality and is still doing as good a job now as it did when I bought it ten years ago, but to get best value for money I like to use it for more than just cutting simple round discs.

This class is one of a few that I have filmed that will teach you how to get more from your disc cutter. I'll show you how to turn round discs into ovals that we will then solder back to back to create a lovely 3D design. This class will also help you to improve your delicate soldering skills.

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 an intermediate class as the soldering will take a little patience! However, In the soldering sections of the class I will discuss some ways you could simplify the design.

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 #34 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. Double Oval Drops Earrings - an intermediate soldering project: I have my name's John Tinley. I'm a jewelry designer and shooter from South Close UK and welcome to the double over drops hearings Class the Syrians. France will show you how to get a little bit more variety from your discussed, but I start off with two discs hearing, and I'll show you how to use a hammer to stretch those circles into ovals. We'll also be practicing on soldering skills as there is a little bit of delicate soldering that's needed, and that's what makes this class intermediate one. However, if you are still building up confidence suffering skills, I will show you the slightly easier, simpler version of the design. This chance is part of the 52 airings challenged I set myself for 2017 to design of film tutorials for 52 different paths of hearings. Have a help The hashtag 52 hearings on Instagram and Facebook if you got season behind the scenes photos and confiscation idea of what's coming, so if you're ready to get started, that's have a look at the equipment and materials that we're going to need to make a series 2. Double Oval Drops Earrings - materials: the's of the materials that we're going to need to make the earrings going to be cutting the four ovals that we're going to need out of a piece of no 40.8 millimeter. That's 20 gauge sterling silver sheets are quite often news. No 200.5 myr meter for small earrings. But I want to use thicker metal in this case because that will mean that there's more metals to spread out while son hammering and some going to get longer ovals. Not 0.5 millimeter sheet, which not have as much silver to move about. So the overs would be a little bit more squat. No 0.8 millimeter is going to give me a little bit more metal to manipulate with a hammer. I'm going to be making the ear wise. Usual from North 0.8 millimeter, a young 20 gauge sewing silver around wire. Andi, I'm going to be making a pair of head pens for the beats to dangle below the earrings out of a 0.5 millimeter wire. The beads, since I've chosen, are two lovely flow right teardrops lovely bluey green color, and they have the whole running from top to bottom Seiken straight head pin through 3. Double Oval Drops Earrings - equipment: These are the hand chores that we're going to need to make the double over drop earrings. The ovals were actually going to start life as discs, so I'm going to be cutting those out with my disk. Attar. I'm going to have the leather cushion underneath the discounter to support it and keep the noise down a little bit. I'm going to hit the cutting punches with an old hammer. It would then be time to give the discs a texture. I'm going to be using my old Swiss style hammer, my cross peen hammer. Andi. By using that hammer, I'm going to stretch the circles into ovals, and I'll explain a bit more about that when we get to that section to cross whilst hammering the silver is going to be on top of the steel bench block with the other question underneath again to keep the noise down. I would then be Domingo, the ovals RB, using my domain block again, sitting out on top of another cushion while I'm going to use wooden punches rather metal ones, because metal ones would smooth out the hammer texture that I would just have put in. I don't want that to happen. The wooden punches are not softer and kinder on textured pieces. All of the other tools you can see here are for preparing and finishing off the ear wise. I've got nine on your pliers, flat nose pliers around those pliers and wire cutters for cutting and shaping the ear wise . I'm going to be putting distinctive. You bend in the ear wires using Set Mandel, although of course, you could use anything round to help you do that. Instead, perhaps one of the wooden punches says, I'm going to be using Andi. I'm going to be using the needle file to smooth and round off the end off the wire so it's comfortable too close to your ear. The last tour that you can see here. It's a planet Shing Hammer. I'm going toe hammer part of the ear wire to give it a little bit of extra strength. Again, I'm gonna be hammering the silver on top of the bench block with the leather cushion underneath. This is a soldering project, so it's also have a look at the soldering equipment that we're going to need to use 4. Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering equipment: thing is the soldier equipment that 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. 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 home safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes. Look after them carefully. 5. Double Oval Drops Earrings - cutting the discs: Each of the earrings in this design has a pair of ovals. Andi. Each over starts out as a disc. I'm going to be cutting this out of the North 0.8 millimeter sheet, are going to be using 1/2 inch diameter Qatar or punch on a 12.7 mother. Meech is, um, Andi might have heard me say before that, So they're my discussed. Her looks a little bit reaching up. It is a very good quality one. It's just last decade old. It is what got a lot of Marxism use on it. It was really nice one, because the two parts hold the silver or the sheet metal, Whatever you're cutting out nice and firmly together said it doesn't move about as it's being cut on Duthie Cutting head off the punches. ISS sloping, says nice and sharp edges on D rather than being flat, which we try and punch out the discord. At one time, it's slopes, so you start to cut at one point on the cups, then spritz around the circumference, which gives a much better finish. So those two things combined to mean that I can cut really nice disks very close to the edge of the silver. I'm trying to make this about C in C in that at the moment when you see a darker bits up in here where the edge is the age of silver is still inside the cutting error. Just later. Protect. Yes, I had chosen the right hole. I might get going to move that piece of silver until the edges are just out of you. Okay, so that when I tweet that in and use the hammer to hit it through my justice, have you got to see how close to the edge it cuts through. So we're cut three more disks says I have two full each hearing each time, just making sure that those edges are just so lightly House of you three, Class one. Okay, so four discs 24 gearing. You can see a re make good use of that piece of sheet as a little bit there that I might be able to use to, um, cutting off small a pair of earrings out. You never know. But most of these bits will end up in my scrap hot waiting to be recycled into a new piece of sheets on wire for another project. The next things I need to do is obviously remove the plastic coating that's on there. I tend to leave from there as long as possible to protect the surface and scratches, but I'm not going to remove that Andi hammer the discs, which will make them over. 6. Double Oval Drops Earrings - hammering: I got 4/2 inch diameter discs. Nice shiny silver have taken the blue plastic coating. Officer. I can get the best hammered effect. But before I start hammering, I went to explain why I am using this particular hammer. It says My favorite hammer. It is a cross plane, so a straight head cross head hammer sometimes what a Swiss style hammer, maybe sometimes called a Goldsmith hammer on this. What she started out with a thick ahead. Andi. It's been ground down into now ahead, but more point. And that's what gives its lovely texture. It's one that I actually inherited, so it's it's one that's older than I am, and it gives a beautiful texture. But the reason I'm using this one is that metal moves at right angles to the head of the hammer. So if you've got a round head right, angles to the head is in every single direction, so there isn't going to be that much movement on silver. However, if you've got a straight head or across bean head, then right angles is going to be that directional. This least the metal is going to spread in that direction. So if I hammer one disc of my hammer across a disk in one directions. Airlines on the hammer of running across like that, the disc was start to spread out. No change from being around to being oval. Now how over it becomes would depend on two things. It will depend on how much hammering you do, because if you read you a little bit of hammering, the metal is only going to be spread out a little bit. If you do a lot of hammering, you can deliberately spread the metal out even more. But the other thing is to do with the thickness of the metal and the project section of class. I said that I quite often news no 0.5 millimeter sheet for small earrings. Andi. That's because you know what the earrings be quite light. No 0.5 millimeter sheet is going to give you a lighter pair of earrings. But the main reason is it. If it's of a small piece of jewelry, like a pair of earrings, you don't need the strength that a thicker piece of sheet is going to provide. The earrings will be strong enough, with just no 0.5 millimeters sheet However, no 0.5 millimeter discs half inch disks obviously don't have as much metal in them as no 0.8 millimeter. This means that a disc cut from no 0.5 millimeter sheet won't be spread out as loan into such a long oval as the same size disk cut out of your 0.8 millimeter sheet. That's the reason I've chosen no 0.8 millimeter for this so I could get some longer ovals hammered out. So nothing of talking to start with a hammering, just going to hammer out the set. So lines are going across. Quite strange. I can actually feel the metal moving underneath my finger a little bit, but it spreads out. - So to show you Carson now there we go. I've pushed their bottoms up against the needle files that you can see. The bottoms are lined up nicely, so you can see clearly that there has bean that effect on this one that would have hammered the lines going across like that. He has started to spread out. Now I'm going to hammer. It's a little bit Mawr service. It spreads out a little bit more, and then I'm going toe hammock the other three too much. - It was one. So if I just show you that one again when he has lengthened down now, so good. Speed the film up a little bit now Andi Hammock the other three. - So we've got four textured and oval shapes now, not circles. You have seen me with high speech, both checking their lengths, pushing them up against the needle file to get lined up. Says so on, also holding them back to back on def. They needed to be lengthened a little bit. I can't carried on hammering little bit. Now there are those of a slight variations in shape because I'm not machine, that's what to give something that's handcrafted, its charm. That said, there are some subset elect variations in. You may also have noticed that every now and again I turned the over around before continuing hammering on. That's because everybody has got a natural tendency center leading with the hammer neither one side or another Andi, because this type of hammer stretches the metal so much. If I hammered just with the disc aligned that way, then I could have hammered harder on one side the disc than the other and therefore ended up with something that wasn't quite over because it might have stretched out one side. What was hammered more heavily than the other side and turning the disc around eliminated that problem. If you have watched the curvy earrings, the hammered, curvy hearings class your see, where I actually used that effect to deliberately curve the what started off as a long, straight strips of wire on, they end up being curved or through hammering with this hammer. So the next thing I need to do is curve those shapes giveth. Um, Aslak don't effect. 7. Double Oval Drops Earrings - doming: So it's time to dome the ovals now, and the reason I'm doing that is so I'm going to be, as you're seeing for the photo of the finished pair will be soldering the disks back to back with. Also, the over was backed about, not circular discs, a more with the ear wire in between. If I do that when they're flat, is going to the well, pretty dull really was. If I do it when they are curved dome that he'll bringing everything to life with a bit more . Andi, I think, make things look a lot nicer. So I've got my doping block. I got some wooden diving punches room, but I'm using the wooden ones and seven my metal ones. The measure ones would hammer out and flatten out this texture, as I've just taken the trouble to put in. I know what the texture and partly to shape the disks, but the texture is nice as well in its own right, when you are Domi a shape, whether it's a circular disk or another shape, you don't want to go for too small a dish straight away. In other words, you don't want to trying to move the metal too far too quickly. So although this fit sing this dish, there's two bigger distance, relatively to the side of the piece of silver between the flat of silver on the bottom of the dish. So if I push in there, Hamid is in there straight away. I could end up getting the around the edges, little bit crease, but even it certainly wouldn't look neat. So what's far better to do is start off born a dish that's not more gentle and then build up. I also like to start off for the punch that is, uh, bigger. A little bit bigger in the shape is on punching, so we'll make sure that that's central. Hold the punch the well. I found him with a musing. O tama, you can see just that has given it a nice curve, but more shape. So I'm going to do the same with or of them from making earrings. Whatever I do toe one, I want to make sure that I do it with the other three as well. Here. Everything else rustling about on the desk as I'm hammering looks need to make sure it's the right way up. Textured side up. Okay, So forth. Um Gosha a curve to them. Now I'm going to move into a smaller day. Something going to go into that one. By the way, when you're choosing your punch using what? To make sure that the outside the punch doesn't come into contact with the ages of the disc . It'll okay again, compared to this one's now around it more curved. Rather, Sandoval's is not around with more curved copped to free last one. Here we go. I think I'm actually going to leave it like that because it is still rosary gentle curve. But if I know holds, um, back to back, then you can see it has given collaborative shape and there will be a bit of wire in between two as well. So another no 20.8 millimeters in between two. If I curved it mawr than you wouldn't Seymour so much of their the surface here s so I think I'm going to leave it at that stage. So next thing if I need to do is prepare the backs a little bit so that it's going to be easier to soldier everything together 8. Double Oval Drops Earrings - filing: in this past the video class. I'm going to do a little bit of filing on the back of each cupped oval so that we end up with a stronger soldier join that's holding everything together. Remember that I'm going to be soldering a piece off no 0.8 millimeter round wire in between each pair of ovals on. I'm going to soldier it onto one over first of all and then puts the second over on top if everything is still rounded. There's not much of a joint surface area between the two, and so the soldering join isn't a strong as it could be. Just a little bit of soldering on the back of here would mean that you want something round going on something flat and so to rounded things going together, and that's going to give things. There's so little bit of extra strength. So it's worth doing. So she used the flat needle file that I showed you the equipment apart of the class and just would you tell the back it's the forward motion of file. It does the job. You can see hope the right catching differently on the center that has a little bit of a flat surface where it's a little bit shiny er on. That is all that we need to do the same to the other three to that's one. There we go. So that's all of the ovals for pageants is shiny obits on the back of each of them says all of them had. Next thing I need to do, you start preparing the ear wires on, then start soldering everything together. 9. Double Oval Drops Earrings - starting the earwires: stop paying the ear wise in the section of the class. On the ear wise, we're going to start off as a lynx off no 0.8 millimeters stones of around. While it's 20 gauge wire, I'm going to form an eye loop at one end of each piece of wire. Andi, it's the I loops that that B is going to hang below. So the I Luke is going to be just hanging below one end off the oval disks when they're soldier together. Now we're a former I loop because my fingers are a fabric bigger than what we're working with. You might not be hard to see every single part off the I loop, although I am going to turning to, so you got two chances to watch it. But I've attached to the class materials a downloadable photo step by step guide of how to make the I loose. So if you're not comfortable with making them already, then download that guide on that will talk you through and show you the process in a lot more detail. So I'm going to work with the whole wheel of why, first of all, because I want to turn on I loop and then use the oval Time kept with me as a guide to then work out where to cut. So going to be using have around those pliers and I'm going to hold the wire so that it is about 1/3 of the way down the pliers. Remember the further towards the handle I go, the bigger the loop. It's going to form Andi. The wire is for lush inside the cutters. It's not so inside the pliers, it's not sticking up. A tour is nice and flush. It was sticking up a little bit. It would actually form a little bit more of a teardrop shape rolls around, so gripped with my finger and some coast where I'm working. So what control over the wife. I had it here, this bit of work, to do almost anything that like to bend about anywhere. So hold it that I'm just going to allow the pliers to twist around and pull the wife through my fingers. So twist and you consider usually take applies out of that state, which is to show you you can see it. It started a form, a loop. We'll continue to twist around. We were surprised by ground if you need to until that cut end touches this long stem neatly . But I want to get that Luke brother sitting on one side of the why I went to sit it on top . So to do that, I'm going to pop just the tip of the pliers inside the loop. Remember, you got a close up step by step photo to refer to just twist supplies slightly to put back . And then we go just going to use an ion jal pliers just to make sure that that's I said for a lot. Andi, we're going to do now. A long piece of wire that's ah dangling down Just moved that out of the way. So what I want to do now? So I got to see loop. Just know that oval on and going to estimate how much y I want to cut off convention. How about there that will give me enough. Why? To have a bit of a drop binge the wire over and have a nice old tail at the back. So they cut it off about the air. Maybe, but about there, um, if I cause you talk a fraction longer than I think I'm reading eat, then I can always trim it off later. But I'll see what I can do is and more in. So so use the night on your players just to make sure. But that's nice and straight, and one with the one piece of equipment that I forgot to shape. For a ruler, it is always useful to have a room. Handing should check the length of that. See you we're affair to So what do you use a little a little bit of the wire to form the I loop of the bottom. But that long section is 66 millimeters arms. It's just over 6.5 centimeters. So I'm going to do now his form a second loop and then cut off the same length of why going . Just use a night on your price to make sure that the wise I sent straight and again about 2/3 of the way down the pliers. It was held infirmities flush trist until you've got a nice, neat Luke and I was going to pull that back on the top a little bit too fast, twisted back again. Why? I got tangled up a little bit. Think I just make sure that that's my straight. We're going to use the first part prepared here. Why? To help me trim off the 2nd 1 Okay, so I've now got four ovals with the backs filed a little bit, so I'm gonna get strong, soldier Joy. I watch the ear wise as prepared as much as they need to be now. So it's going to be time to take everything. I was the Soviets section on, sort of everything together. 10. Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering 1: I thought the ovals on Duthie here. Waas. I started to make over to the soldering station on by set to the ovals up here on the soldering brick s so that I can easily puts the iwas across some like So, when I'm solving off senior holding of my fingers holding with reverse action trees is Andi . You can also see that on all of the ovals. I have drawn Sharpie lines down the longest middle like of the of the ovals. And I've done that so that it is very good guide as to where to hold the whole dear wives some soldering everything. So me, please once just away again before we actually get down to soldering, I want to talk a little bit more about where I'm going to position these wires. Easiest thing to do would be to have the loops at the bottom of the ear wires hanging off the bottom on. That would be easiest because that'd be the easiest way of being up to still get access to the loops, having full access down here and be able to lift them open easily so that you could attach the bead on the hedge pain. But what I'm not going to do is soldiers and a little bit further up so that some of the loop is going to be hidden in between the ovals. Remember, there's going to be another oval on top of Hewas. Well, it's still going to be possible toe lift up that loop a little bit to open it up a little bit to be out to hook Hong the look on the top of the hedge pen. It'll just be a bit more fiddly to do so, but I see that's actually going to give a nice, sir pair of earrings because you're going to have a little bit of structures, awareness of a gap between the oval on the bead. You're not going to see as much of the loop, which I think it's a something. It's gonna give a nice finish. So go for the option that you prefer. If you think that doing it like so it and we little bit Figley then have the loop further hanging off the end. It's still give a really, really nice pair of earrings, but go for the version that you prefer. The first things I'm going to do is melt some solder onto the middle of Theseus ovals onto that filed section that we did earlier. So no move the ear wise out of the way so that they don't get heated up too soon. I'm going to put a drop off flux in the middle beach over and then scrape the excess flux off lion off my paintbrush. I've got my pal Ian's here. I'm going to be using medium solder when the reason for that is that it there needs me free for doing easy soldier on the other over because I'm going to be solving one off to the other and is usually sometimes most difficult thing is getting the soldier out of the box and then officer paintbrush onto I want your silver soldering pick and help with that, going to be quite generous with the soldier. My pieces sold a very, very small. I send the sum to strip through the rolling mill to send it down before I cut it. So so I can constant, graceful pieces. So because it's graceful, I'm using quite a few. Remember, this is the type of project where the excess soldier is going to get hidden. So I got actually about six very, very small pieces of medium soldier sitting there, and what I'm going to do is melt some into place at this stage so that when I put the head pants, I when I put the ear wire across the back, it doesn't remove those bits of soldier after way. So they're heats up around each over so that the flame doesn't go directly on a silver straight away, that where I'm going to dry off the flux quite slowly. Remember, if you drive the flux off quickly, the flux can bubble up quite a bit on Then those pieces of soldiers were carefully put in place. Couldn't move off some color child. Prevent that from happening. The flaps has actually dried off. Now I can see that it's turned from the liquid yellow into blind white powder, so the bits of so drop going to move about too much. Now what? I quickly flame actually onto silver. You hear that the melt into a puddle on the back, just like that. And then the same for the 2nd 1 2nd 1 telling a bit quick her because, of course, it's really picked up some heat from the heating up. 1st 1 that's really flames ready to get up for that. Okay, so I've now got some solder is exactly where I want it on. Although Sharpie markers virtually burnt off, I still can just about see a shadow of it left on each oval. So it's still there. The guide have now got the first ey held in reverse action tweezers on my Bronco soldier it so that the loop is half on half off the oval, just like so. So it's I heated up the soldier. It started to melt again. It started to flow through it further along the ear wire. How it is here, the in place that's the 1st 1 done needs to 2nd 1 too much. I can't move it a little bit further up here surface but more in the middle of the screen. Okay, Soon as I could see that soldier had phone across here along the wire, I moved to flame away because it was being very easy to put too much heating aunt to melt the ear y. Instead, it's going to move the camera in so that you can get a closer. Look at the line of solder around each ear Y. And I'm going to need to put both of the pot made earrings in quench particle down and then the pickle pot to clean up, because at the moment, there, too dirty to what you might oxidation on them to be able to soldier on properly for the other ovals on top. So you should be able to see here on here on its exactly same on the other side And that you were saying, Nice liar soldier showing you that the ear wise on their held securely in place. Now just with one over that is actually still start of a really nice pair of earrings, so you could leave it at that state if you wanted to, But we're going to take it further, make them a little bit fancy essay, end up looking just as nice from the back as they do from the front 11. Double Oval Drops Earrings - soldering 2: The first bit of soldering is as the pickle you can see. They're now I firmly soldier together. We're gonna come off on their cleanup for soldering. I put the second ovals again with the Sharpie lines across the back on the fire bricks. Now, the next job Sonny to do is to again melt some soldier into the middle of each Is that works particularly well with these ones. So we move those out of the way we're going to be using Easy soldier this time because it's got a lower melting temperature so we won't get up the temperature for the medium soldier on these ones. Too remote. So again, going to put but off flux in the middle of each hearing. Andi, then get rid of the excess flux off the brush shirts. I can use a brush to pick up the soldier, and then I got with Italians of soda for pieces of soda in with the easy, So the box and and put the same amount soldier again. So about five or six of these very small pieces of soldier in the middle, these ones were behaving every bit better than the medium soldier Italians and not hiding inside the brush makes a nice change straight so to their they get rid of that. So exactly same cited with the medium soldier of the first ovals. I'm gonna heat up around them, get the flux to dry off slowly certain pieces of soldiers. Italians don't jump off and get the soldier to melt into puddles in the middle of the ovals that wanted move Get back into place again. No one wants to space behave. Every year I can see that the flux has dried now, so start moving across the over solder melted. So we want to the 2nd 1 So that's both of the earrings prepared. They've got soldier in the middle. So So I'm going to do now. Taking each one in turn is hold the first bit of soldering in over section trees. Is Andi lying atop across the top of the oval? Um, I was gonna be far easier than having that down and trying to balance the over on the top. So that's everything, right? Right around in the tweets is useful. This is worth taking a time just to make sure that you're happy with how everything lines up before you apply the heat. Now you have noticed that it is far more difficult at this stage to see whether the soldiers flowing. Unless you look down from this angle, you can see it if you don't this angle. But if you doubt this angles and you can't see whether the ovals are lined up nicely. So what I was having to do was to go by the color of the silver. Remember, Silver takes on a really nice reddish tinge about the same kind of red, actually as the the gas supply. No, on the back of my my broach, or so it takes a tinge of that color red when it gets the right solving temperature. So I knew that when the silver Wasat that color. Then I said an excellent chance of the soldier having melted and flown out. However, there was always a some chance that after I took the torch away to give the soldier time to cool down and I solid again that when I lifted the piece of wire up the bottom over might not come with it. If that was the case, then I would have put it back down again applied some more heat and giving it another go, but says you can see yeah, nicely soldered together. Andi, if you have a look down the middle of thumb find, move it about a bit. Should be able to see some soldier holding everything together. The soldier looks a lot brighter and cleaner than the oxides silver, so that one is ready to move that one out of the way. Is that one up a little bit? So it's easier for me to access and get the second over prepared, held in section two pieces. So again, I'm happy with how that's lining up. Move it out the way ever so slightly. Second, Britain, more heat in here. And then there were back down again. Heat again, Right? That hasn't come up nicely. I wondered if that would actually move this up a little bit so I could see it more directly on windows that twisted over. But actually, that's fine. So you see, sometimes it doesn't quite happen perfectly. Just going to move. I like tweeters to come from this side. I like to use the bent nose to pieces, so just using second part tweezers, so I could turn I over around the right way again. Andi. Okay, give us nothing. I come. I think I need to apply a little bit more soldier to this one. So I think so too, Has actually flown to either side is the middle. But it's not much soldier in the middle. I think that's why I'm having trouble. So So we worse during that? Put a little bit more. Fuck, sir. Of course, As I'm putting the wet paintbrush on the of the flux, hot metal was sizzle. Little bitch on and it's another couple of pieces off medium soda. I think it's good for you to see that these things don't always work perfectly great at that first theory, so did beautifully straight away. But it's also just as useful, I think for you to see that it doesn't always work perfectly so that I can show you how to put it right. So peace up around here again. A little bit more solder melting into place fabric from say, you really see that? Say, bubbling up there. There we go. Definitely enough soldier in the middle now I hope has no solved in the middle now, so just hold that across again. Getting lined up on bond that time. Lucky hammer, Gary. So time looking here. A So those both need to go in the pickle on and know enough to need to be quenched. 1st 2 calls them down. You never put anything hot straight in the pickle. Quench pickle. Little cleanup, Andi. Then I'm going to turn the ear wires so that those are fished. 12. Double Oval Drops Earrings - finishing the earwires: hearings have been cleaned up in the pickle sees. I try to move those overalls. IBM pushing quite hard. There is every not moving everything. Soldiers nicely together. So it's good. So what's any still in this section of the video is finish off. These ear wires on dry were then after doughnut. I put these in the Tampa polisher to Rikers when I shine before I had the beads on the bottom. So first I'm gonna do is use the nylons, your pliers, so make certain that the wise are nice and smooth and straight and again, this is another good test of so joints because I am putting quite hard on the wise on I Want to Do Next is Hoat. He ovals together on bond. Just a check that those here wise are the same links, which they are quite surprising. They don't always end up the same length, even when you've cut to pieces that started off the same length. By the time you turned Italy, put the bottom of my being variation by time, you sold it a little bit more very variations, so the fact that they still might shop is is rather nice No. Those are the beach that I'm going to be hanging below. Um, I want to the ear wise to finish so lightly below. I maybe show you will see something of what? Solo on my fingers. I want the ear wise to finish slightly below the ovals. I don't want them to come past the bottom of the beach. So I think so much you're going to do we have a start to bang the Why about here? I'm not going to trim off the white the moment I'm going to bend it around and then trim off the excess. Show me that beat us the waste. It doesn't get damaged. Andi, I'm going to use the middle section off the step commandos to bend the wire. I don't think that there's a a nicer site. Does he want size And you? Nice. On the other. It's always worth checking so that you have a nice aside at the front. Andi, I stopped bending the wire around, went to told way around Andi. I believe that one of the moment move onto the 2nd 1 It is always I end up spending because checking to see whether it's the nicest SunnyD on that one isn't really. I always end up bending. The 2nd 1 is which slower in the first. So the 1st 1 sets the length really on, then stopped in the second the line them up again to see whether they matching this one's. So let's get back into focus for you. This one's a little bit longer. So as it's a little bit too long, it's this part of the while. This is too long to that party to bend around just a little bit. It's worth doing just a little bit of time before I line them up again. Yeah, that's good. It's like a fish spending this one round by putting a while back. This was so we're checking. Go and I will use the wire cutters. I'm going to trim the wire at the same level as the bottom of the I loop well, there and again use the 1st 1 as a guide for the second. So lying them up here and trimmed second wire off with the first wife already fishes. Okay, those two tie bits of wire with end up in the scrap part of the uses of the s All right, let's see. I'm going to do is Hamma that front section of each hearings? I'm gonna have it on the steel bench box. You can see the other question. I need to get a nice down a bit. I'm just hanging the decorative parts of the hearing off the edge. I need a punishing hammer. Just a hammer. This front section, which gives a lot more strength to this U shape. Okay, so this front bit, it's a little bit if I may. What about in the light of it, about six. Was it flattened out? It's catching the light a bit differently. Andi. Now when I give a push on that you shape, it feels a bit, well, spring. It's going to hold its shape better. So the last two things I need to do before these go in double Portia is a finish off the very end of the air wise. So I'm going to use the flat nose pliers to bend up just the same wit sensitive supplies themselves. Just been that, but bend in it over finished parents more of a professional finish the same to the other one. Spend it backwards slightly on The last thing I need to do is use the needle file to file in space off the ends here. My alternative to a needle far, by the way, is a on some sites, it's going to cut bone. Other words. Other sites. It's called a burke up, its basic clear for tool that's got a small metal cup at the end, and inside that cup is essentially filed teeth. You can put that on the end and twist it around on a sacrificial the end of the wine. I see as well it doesn't matter what she use. I just prefer the Eagle file as I've always want a hand. The reason I hammed, by the way, before I started manipulating the end of the year, Y is it? If I hadn't then that you shape wouldn't be particularly strong, and it would have been too easy to pull the wire out of shape. Use your fingers as much your eyes to feels it's nice and smooth, which they both are, So those need to go. The tempo is sure to be shined up nicely on. Then I'll show you how to add to the beads onto the ends 13. Double Oval Drops Earrings - making the headpins: I'm not gonna show you how to make your own hedge pins by melting one end of a piece of wire. Hedge pins are a short length of wire that have a stopper at one end, and that prevents the beads from slipping off them so you can thread a bead on to the head of a pin. It doesn't come off the bottom, and then you can wire wrap that hedge cling onto something else. So I got everything set up in a way that's nice and easy and safe for me to work. I'm right handed. So I've got a bundle off wires in my left hand. Thes are cut off pieces of the north 0.5 millimeter white. I showed you earlier. The shortest pieces about four centimeters. The longest is about five centimeters. The great thing about making a road head pins is that you can make the length of the wire as long as you like. I've also got reverse action. Tweets is top tweeters that you have to push to be able to open them. So I got those in my right hand on. What I'm going to do is take one later. Why at a time on hold it in the flame. I've got everything sitting on top of the slate so that it's all fireproof. I've got some fire bricks behind us here twice, a little bit more protection. I've also got my quench pot here on my right hand side. So to make each head up in, I'm going to take one out of the bundle holdings in the flame, let it melt and then drop it into the quench particle down. So everything set up in a way that's nice and safe. Easy for me to work. No, I usually make quite a few head pins to time. I'll have maybe 50 piece of wire in my hands to time to take one's time. We're only going to need to be to make two for this project, but it's still worth making. A few times he gets the hang of it, and then you can choose the two that all the best fit on the best flanks for your project to the end. Excite, turn the total Sean. Good. So the end of the flame here just about see it and see the blue comb. As I put the tweets is in the flame. You can maybe see a little bit of yellow flame coming out yellowy orange flame. I want to put a piece of wire just about here, just in front of glucose. I'm going to take one. Hold it just inside. You could see what it thinks. It starts going right. It's that quick. It's gone already. I do you some close ups of these in a while, but it's balled up the end already. You just need a little bit of a ball. Hold it in place. It's moved about a little bit, get most even board and then drop it in. Hold it just in front of glucose. It's pulled up. It really is that quick. Whoops does help. If you don't drop them, we'll go back for that one later. Her back for that one later as well. So time lucky. There we go. That's balled up, some holding and just in front of blue coat on just one second. Keep them in the flame, but just bounce back just a little bit. Personally. That's the way that I've found to get the best, smoothest surround this most sexual ball of the end about two that dropped being careful to use the tweezers to help me? No, not putting my hand too close to the flame. One. Okay, so as you can see the wire balls up on its own, it's little bit won't like when you're making little balls out of scrap Silver's. I've melted on the charcoal block for other projects. It's the same principle, silver or all metal as you melt it. It just balls up all its own. But because you're melting just the chip, the why just a tip. Bulls up. And if you let it that ball, travel up the wire to become bigger and bigger until eventually it does fall off. If it does fall off well, the fall off bit ends up your scrap pot to be used to something else. And just use what's left of the piece of wire to melt and make a site shorter. Head up in the still be a to use for something. I'll show you a close up of the head pendency and see the balls is a mounted on the bottom . They go. There's a nice little bunch of hedge pins or with little balls melted on the ends of them. There are a few hours or variations in the size of. Also, as I said before, I'm going to choose the to the closest fit for use on the earrings, so I'm going to be making. As you can see, there is a bit dirty where the soil was being heated up. Remember, that's the copper oxides. Sterling silver has got 7.5 cent copper in it so that copper reacts with heat and auction the flames, of course, to form the cop rock sites. So I need to clean that off in the pickle pot, and when they're clean, give them a little bit of a polish with a polishing cross and then they'll be ready to use . 14. Double Oval Drops Earrings - adding the beads: the double ovals are now out of the tumble on there Really nice and shiny. As you can see, Andre, what I need to do now is put the beats while the head pins that you saw me make earlier. Andi touch those happens onto the I loops, just poking out through the bottom of the ovals so chosen to heads pigments, asked about just I just made that Ah, pretty good match for baseball boards at the end here and of also double checks that the wire fits through the beads that I've chosen. So they hurt those who now now I'm going to be turning wrapped loops at the top of each bead. I'm just like when I turned the I'll oops at the ends here. What I'm going to be doing is quite small, right? It's beautiful. It's smaller than those groups there so attached the class materials. I've got a downloadable, step by step photo guide on how to make those rap loops. So I do have a look at that on DSI, which needs to in a lot more detail my point me to use the round nose pliers. Andi, I'm going to Hoat quite close to the tips because I don't want a very Greek loop. Um, right next to the beach. Andi, I'm going to bend the wire over those bits out of the way so they come was not distracted. Bend the wire over. So it's about a a right triangle. The move supplies around so I can twist the white up over down the other side and then applies round so I can hold my handed a different position so that you can see more clearly what I'm doing. Pull the wire across so that the wire is now go bring for all the way around and it's gone across itself. So if I put applies by kin just to hold everything firmly I'm now going to do is pool tail . It's a wire and coil twisted around little stem, which I left there. If I move that about the light, glad to see that the why is now coiling around there, so that sounded to do is very carefully. Just trim off her success wire. I say very carefully because I don't want to trim off the roll bit of wire. It's good to have a nice lips quite get in there. It's good. Have a nice shop. Her of cutters. Nice, uh, chick to them so you can get in, Then I see. So that's the first beat. Ready? Tangle. Andi, what is 71? So talk us through it again. Again. Going to holding applies. I get back into focus for you holding the pliers so that the just a tip applies. It's quite close to be nicer stuff up against beat when the while over, then up over down the other side. And I'm only any move supplies at this point so that I can then have it focusing, facing the other direction so you can see what I'm doing a little bit better without my hand being in the way Twist the wire across on Then again, cert turning the wire around. Okay, searches it's e do one more Turn on that. Services coiling around stem again trim that it will be to wire off those two little piece of why here Well again. End up in the scrap, Parche. So don't I need to do is hanging low speeds from bottom of the earrings. I'm going to use flat supplies for this job. I want a hearing a time. Now remember that we've got Yes, I want to get in focus at the moment to apologize for that. We've got the eye loop poking out the bottom. So if I double check which side the either proceed the open side. So the joint is on here. So I'm going to do. Is hoat that side? The group with the fact those pliers, the frontlines particles still get in there and twist puts. I've opened up that loop a little bit so but then and play. And she, uh, it's a bit friendlier than it would be if the loop was hanging down a bit lower. We can see I've done it. That's no in place. That's going to use the flyers again. Yes, to close that looked down. So everything's held on nice securely. Same again. That would check. It's this side on this one that would check which is the open side. Good. Open it up hooks to be done. It's about so a little perseverance with beads dangled beautifully. Second, to move. Really nice thing. Catch the light beautifully as you wear them. They were now ready for you to where and enjoy 15. Double Oval Drops Earrings - final thoughts: so feelings now complete on They are lovely dangly have earrings. The lines takes two catches a light beautifully, but it's always nice to have a little bit of color from beats. I've used lovely spurring like colors of the bluey green floor. It, of course, you could choose to use anything like from what? Because lamp work to sparkle crystals. If I spoke, crystals will make these hearings into a beautiful design for a polity. It's not so easy to adapt the texture on these hearings as the straight head or cross peen hammer that gives the texture is the same one that changes circles into ovals. But you could, of course, decide to use different sizes to start with, or perhaps changed copper instead. For a completely different look, remember also that if you don't have access to your own discussed ER, you can buy pre made discs and a lot of different sizes in both copper on silver for good range supplies. He could use those instead. Remember that there is a slightly easier version, these earrings that I spoke briefly about in the soldering section of class. You could just have one over soldiers onto the ear y instead cut out some a soldering for an easier design. But great if you could have a go but doing both sides so you can really practice your soldering skills. His practice is the only way even to improve them. It would be great if you could share some photos of what you made. I always like to see other people's work on. If you could leave a review for other students as well, don't be very helpful. Thank you for watching.