Tiny Flower Stud Earrings

Learn how to make the most of your scrap silver!

About the Class

The Tiny Flower Stud Earrings class is a wonderful and quick project for beginners as it covers so many essential jewellery making techniques - you'll be cutting discs, texturing with a hammer, using a doming block and of course learning how to solder small joins as you add the stud posts on to the back of the flowers.  

You will also learn how easy (and fun!) it is to melt scrap pieces of silver into perfect little balls! I want you to start to see how useful even the smallest pieces of sheet or the shortest pieces of leftover wire are. If you'd like to learn more about reforming and reusing your scrap silver do have a look at this quick free video on reforming wire.

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

You will need:

Small pieces of silver sheet between approximately 0.5mm and 0.7mm thick large enough to cut two discs (mine are 9.5mm), plus a pair of stud fittings.

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects)
* Soldering kit - see here for more details
* Disc cutter
* Heavy hammer suitable for hitting other tools
* Texturing hammer
* Steel block
* Leather hammer (or folded tea towel)
* Magic Scotch tape or similar
* Doming block
* Wooden punches

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.    

My Tiny Flower stud earrings are started as two 9.5mm discs. Feel free to adapt the project to make earrings of whatever size you wish according to your tastes and the materials you have available. This design would look just as lovely as a pair of drop earrings or even a matching pendant. Remember that the bigger the disc you want to use, the thicker the silver needed to make sure that your design has enough strength.

32 minutes long, 14 lessons

Course Curriculum

"Well done class that even a beginner can tackle. Joanne breaks it down and shows how sometimes things don't work out the first time and how to  fix them."
Barbe S.
"Joanne takes her time to explain each step of the process with clear detail"
"Joanne  Tinley is an awesome instructor.  These fun, easy-to-make ear studs  will soon become your favorite go-to jewelry pieces."
Cat N.

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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