Barcelona Ring - create a pearl ring

Add a rolling mill texture and a half-drilled pearl to a simple hammered ring

About the Class

Once you've learnt how to make simple hammered rings, add to your skills and learn how to dress them up with beautiful textures and pearls!  

The Barcelona Ring class is a great introduction to working with half-drilled pearls. These come in a beautiful range of colours and sizes, but do require different setting techniques than cabochon or faceted stones. The class also covers some rolling mill techniques as the oval underneath the pearl has been textured with one of my own range of texture sheets (see the "you will need" section) However, the oval doesn't have to be oval, the texture doesn't have to be with a rolling mill and the pearl doesn't have to be peacock grey! I'd really love to see what variations you can come up with.

The class includes a downloadable list of all the equipment that you will need, plus a guide to the materials needed too.

This class assumes that you already have a good understanding of all the techniques covered in the Simple Hammered Rings class, and both classes can be found in the Rings course bundle. The Barcelona class can also be found in the Intermediate Silversmithing course bundle.

If you need any extra help as you work your way through the classes do join us over on The Jeweller's Bench Café group over on Facebook - the perfect place to ask for advice and to show off what you've been making.

You will need:

2mm round wire or suitable alternative, 0.7-0.9mm silver sheet, small piece 0.8mm round wire, half-drilled pearl

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects) *Soldering kit - see here for more details
*Texture sheet - I used the Barcelona Fan Tiles Motifs from the Jeweller's Bench Shop
*Pencil and sharpie
*Oval template
*Jeweller’s saw
*Bench peg
*Emery paper
*Doming block and leather cushion (or folded tea towel!)
*Wooden punches and hammer
*Nylon jaw pliers
*Wire cutters
*2-part epoxy glue
*Rolling mill
*Drill and 0.8mm drill bit
*For polishing - a tumble polisher or elbow grease and a silver polishing cloth.

An explanation of all the tools and materials that you need is included in the videos, and a downloadable equipment and materials list is available with the class.

1 hour 21 minutes long, 16 lessons

Course Curriculum

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor nearly 20 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to show safe working practices and to discuss health and safety aspects of jewellery making, but in the end I cannot take responsibility for how the tutorial information is used and how safely you work. Take the effort to set up your work area safely right from the start!
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