Petal Earrings

Saw a simple pair of earrings from scrap silver

About the Class

Get confident with sawing, soldering, texturing and shaping your silver! The Petals Earrings class is a perfect project for beginners, especially if you want to improve your sawing and soldering skills.

The Petal Earrings feature in the Colour Your Silver class too, one of my growing collection of free tutorials. Click here to find out how to use Liver of Sulphur to add a rich dark patina to your silver, perfect for highlighting textures!

Petals Earrings class is available as part of the Silversmithing for Beginners course bundle, a series of classes designed to get you confident with all the basic skills needed for all jewellery making.

You will need:

Approximately 20mm by 20mm silver sheet 0.5mm to 0.7mm thick, plus 0.8mm sterling silver round wire for earwires.

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects)
* Soldering kit - see here for more details
* Teardrop templates (a wide variety can be found here)
* Texturing hammer
* Steel block and leather cushion (or folded tea towel!)
* Sharpie
* Jeweller's saw and bench peg
* Drill, 0.9mm drill bit and wooden block to drill into (a bow line drill was used in this class)
* Wire cutters and flat nose pliers
* Small mandrel
* Emery paper
* Needle files

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.    

The teardrop shapes used in this project make beautifully flattering earrings, but once you've mastered the skills taught here you can make any shape earrings you wish!

40 minutes long, 13 lessons

Course Curriculum

"Brilliant class showing exactly how to make a lovely pair of Sterling  Silver earrings, needing only the basic silversmithing techniques. Love it"
Pamela B.
"Clear instructions, Joanne holds your hand through each stage and makes  you believe this is achievable. Thank you for another wonderful class."
Jennie G.
"Brilliant  as always"
Teresa H.

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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