Linked Drop Earrings

It’s time to get freaky with those soldering skills!  Keep coffee to a minimum, and have a glass of wine handy to pick you up when you have a meltdown….. don’t worry it’s all part of the learning process.

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Kick Ass Handouts

Nobody wants to work with their laptop on their desk! That’s why we created downloadable handouts full of detailed instructions and step by step photographs to help you on your creative journey.  Our Saw Pierced Pendant class has 31 pages of easy to understand handouts, supporting materials and tools list.

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Engaging Videos

Crystal clear, direct to the point, and with a little humor thrown in for good measure. Our aim is that you learn as quickly and as effectively as possible whilst making you feel like you’re right here with us in the studio. The Saw Pierced Pendant class has over 1 hour 40 minutes of easy to follow, succinct videos to help you get creating confidently in no time at all.

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Clear Explanations

We understand that concepts don’t just need explaining in terms of how, but also why…it’s only by truly understanding the why that you’ll be able to develop the thought processes necessary to work effectively alone. We’re super happy to have you as a student, but what would make us happiest? You, being able to create, all by yourself.

If you want to get creative, and take the skills you're learning even further....... you're definitely in the right place

Whilst these earrings are fabulous in their own right, it’s not the earrings that I want you to pay attention to, but the simple linking mechanisms.  These can be incorporated into limitless designs, from linking bezel or prong settings (which you’ll learn about soon), to linking saw pierced elements.  You can even get creative with making your own chain links.  This really is a super important skill to get to grips with.

I’m not going to lie to you, this is going to be reasonably stressful, jump rings will melt, and jump rings will fall off, but with a little practice and patience, I promise you, you’ll be glad you persevered.

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Join Our Metalsmith Academy Membership

 

All from $39 per month!
(on our yearly plan)

You’ll not only get this class, but all our other online classes too, and much much more!

Linked Drop Earrings
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Practice makes perfect!  We included 3 design options within the class, but this is one of those classes where you can really get creative with as you combine it with other techniques.  Think about linking stone settings, incorporating saw piercing, and linking in a horizontal rather than just a vertical fashion.

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Tools and materials you'll need at a minimum

  • 14 or 16 gauge sterling silver sheet (Brass or bronze will also work)
  • 20 gauge sterling silver wire
  • Safety glasses
  • Bench Pin
  • Jeweller’s saw frame
  • Torch – a butane torch will suffice
  • Quality saw blades such as Pike or Rio Grande Laser Gold
  • Flex shaft motor (also known as a pendant motor)
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • 1mm drill bit
  • Flat hand file
  • Selection of sandpaper
  • Polishing compound
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A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.