Saw Pierced Pendant

If you ever thought "I just don't know where to start"

The answer is right here, and I couldn’t be happier to help you. I want to show you step by step that the art of saw piercing is much easier than you think! As one of the most regularly used tools on a jewellers bench, saw piercing is the perfect place to start your metalsmithing journey. By learning the right techniques from the start, whilst we work on fun projects, we’ll help you build your confidence in using a jewellers saw in no time at all.  

In this class, you'll get to...

  • Gain confidence with saw piercing
  • Become familiar with basic jewellers tools
  • Understand how to lay out a design for piercing
  • Learn how to use sandpaper effectively
  • Understand metal thickness
  • Gain confidence using a flex shaft
  • Learn how to use files
  • Understand that your saw isn’t just for sawing
  • Learn how to polish detailed piercing work by hand
handmade saw pierced pendants
How to get started making jewelry - with saw piercing
How to make jump rings for jewelry making

Why we created this class: When it comes to metalsmithing, saw piercing skills is one of the things you'll want to develop pretty early on your journey. Thankfully we have a mountain of tips and tricks up our sleeves for you in this Saw Pierced Pendant online jewellery making class. Even folks who have been making jewellery for years leave this class having a better understanding of how to create professional-looking saw piercing work. If you're looking to start making jewellery, then this is the ideal place to start.

Getting started making jewelry - saw piercing
Saw Pierced Pendant
Metalsmithing skills, saw piercing work

Practice makes perfect, which is why we included over 100 royalty free designs for you to practice with in the Metalsmith Academy.  You can even combine our saw piercing templates with other techniques such as those explained in our Bezel Set Pendant class or Octopus Set Ring class (also included in your membership). 

As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

Express Bites

We are listening to what you’re struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that – our stalking skills are on point!

Template Packs

If you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like – zero credit required!

Tips and Tricks Library

Solutions to the problems causing you drama! Not only do we share our tips and tricks, but you can upload and share too!

Creative Kickstarters

Every two months we’ll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what’s a challenge without some ass-kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you’re in the right ballpark).

Student Roadmap

A firm favourite with our current members, you’ll never have to worry about where to start or what’s next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step-by-step process.

Community Support

If you’re feeling down on the motivation front, don’t worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.

Supplier Discounts

Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios…. just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.

Direct Help

Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

We love to give you everything you need to get up and running in our classes, so we're always sure to provide tonnes of inspiration for you.

We want more than that though! You know what makes our hearts the happiest? When we see our students getting to grips with finding their own inspiration and developing their own unique styles. But I understand how hard it is to know where to start when it comes to getting inspired: creative block kicks in, and two hours later you’re just staring at a blank page.

I promise you though, it’s just about knowing HOW to look. Inspiration really is everywhere, and we want to show you just how easy it can be to find. So to help do just that, we put together this free e-Book just for you.

Jewelry design, how to find inspiration

What our Metalsmith Academy members are saying

5 stars all the way, looks a bit suspect right? Just to make sure, I’d suggest Google reviews too!

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

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.

Jewellery making tools

Want to learn more about the tools you really need to get started metalsmithing?

Frequently Asked Questions

As many times as you like as long as your subscription is active

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.

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

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