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WEEK 4 - WORKING WITH METAL SETTINGS

SECTION 1 - MASTERCLASS

WORKING WITH METAL SETTINGS

 PART 1 - DRILLING HOLES IN SETTINGS

PART 1 - DRILLING HOLES IN SETTINGS

 PART 2 - POLISHING SETTINGS

PART 2 - POLISHING SETTINGS

 PART 3 - MAKING SETTINGS INTO EARRINGS

PART 3 - MAKING SETTINGS INTO EARRINGS

 
 PART 4.1 - GOLD PLATING - KIT WALKTHROUGH

PART 4.1 - GOLD PLATING - KIT WALKTHROUGH

 PART 4.2 - GOLD PLATING - ULTRASONIC CLEANING

PART 4.2 - GOLD PLATING - ULTRASONIC CLEANING

 PART 4.3 - GOLD PLATING - THE PLATING PROCESS

PART 4.3 - GOLD PLATING - THE PLATING PROCESS

 
 PART 4.4 - TIDYING UP

PART 4.4 - TIDYING UP

 
 
 

SECTION 2 - MASTERING THE TECHNIQUES

In order to master all the techniques you are learning this week, I am proposing these 2 projects for you to try at home. Here is the full list of tools you will need.

TOOLS - ALL PROJECTS

  • Microplating Kit (optional)

  • Hand-held rotary precision drill

  • Twisted or Shank Drill Bits (sizes 0.3-1.6mm)

  • Felt Pendant Wheels (for polishing)

  • Small Metal File

  • Standard Jewellery-Making Plier Set

  • General Sewing Needle

  • Collapsible-eye Beading Needle

  • Scissors

  • Super Glue (Gel)

 

PROJECT 1 - AMSTERDAM EARRINGS

 PROJECT 1 - PATTERN WALKTHROUGH

PROJECT 1 - PATTERN WALKTHROUGH

MATERIALS

  • 2 x 18x13mm Brass Chunky Pear Setting (Swarovski 4320/S)

  • 2 x 18x13mm Chunky Pear Fancy Stone in Emerald (Swarovski 4320)

  • 4 x 15x7mm Brass Navette Setting (Swarovski 4228/S)

  • 4 x 15x7mm Navette Fancy Stone in Amethyst (Swarovski 4228)

  • 2 x 16mm Swarovski Round Pearl in White

  • 2 x 14mm Gold Plated Brass & Crystal Rondelle

  • 2 x 9mm Gold Plated Brass & Crystal Rondelle

  • 4 x 6mm Gold Plated Brass & Crystal Rondelle

  • 4 x Swarovski fancy headpins in Sapphire

FINDINGS

  • 2 x Gold Plated 6mm Flat Pad Earrings Posts

  • 2 x Gold Plated Butterfly Earring Backs

 

PROJECT 2 - ARAGON EARRINGS

 PROJECT 2 - PATTERN WALKTHROUGH

PROJECT 2 - PATTERN WALKTHROUGH

MATERIALS

  • 2 x 18x13mm Brass Chunky Pear Setting (Swarovski 4320/S)

  • 2 x 18x13mm Chunky Pear Fancy Stone in Jet (Swarovski 4320)

  • 2 x 16mm Swarovski Round Pearl in Mystic Black

  • 2 x 14mm Gold Plated Brass & Crystal Rondelle

  • 4 x 4mm Gold Plated Brass & Crystal Rondelle

  • 4 x Swarovski fancy headpins in Emerald

FINDINGS

  • 2 x Gold Plated 6mm Flat Pad Earrings Posts

  • 2 x Gold Plated Butterfly Earring Backs