Embossed Leaf Necklace

Learn how to use paper to decorate your silver!

About the Class

Get confident with sawing, soldering, texturing and shaping your silver! The Embossed Leaf Pendant class teaches you how to texture your silver using a rolling mill and, of all things, watercolour paper!

This is a great class for helping you to improve your sawing skills. The design shape starts out as a craft paper punch, and so this class can be adapted to a wide variety of shapes and types of jewellery. The one I've used is from the Woodware Craft Collection but as I bought it many years ago it may no longer be available! Any craft punch you like will work well for this project, or you could cut your own shape using a craft knife.

The class also covers two different ideas for attaching a chain to your pendant, so you can choosing the best look for your pendant.

This class is part of a series teaching you all the basic but essential silversmithing skills that you need to create beautiful jewellery. You can choose to enrol on this class separately or on the Silversmithing for Beginners course bundle and access the full series of classes.

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:

0.8mm to 1mm thick sterling silver sheet large enough for your paper shape to fit, 0.8mm sterling silver wire and a chain suitable for finishing the necklace.

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects) *Soldering kit
*Paper craft hole punch
*Rolling mill
*Watercolour paper
*Jeweller’s saw
*Bench peg
*Needle files
*Emery paper
*Wire cutters
*Pliers - round nose and flat nose
*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 8 minutes long, 14 lessons

Course Curriculum

"I couldn't believe that simple paper could texture silver so well - but it does! Great class, thanks."
Jane P.
"HI Joanne, I really love your classes. You have a very soothing way of explaning everything and it's fun to just watch you work. Thanks for your great classes and keep them coming!"
Clara F.
"Joanne is very detailed in her instruction."
Anne W.

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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