Simple Silver Jewellery Making Project 2 – Simple Pendant – Part 4 Video Tutorial

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This is our second project on Simple Silver Jewellery Making. In this lesson you can watch the last video of a four part project which shows you how to make a Silver Pendant. Here is the fourth Video Tutorial – Part 4 In this video you will learn: How to attach and solder a jump ring How to polish your finished piece   Click Here to watch the first video in this series – Part 1 Click Here to watch the first video in this series – Part 2 Click Here to watch the first video in this series – Part 3 Let us know what you thought of the videos, we really appreciate your feedback – just leave a quick comment below:

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Simple Silver Jewellery Making Project 2 – Simple Pendant – Part 3 Video Tutorial

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This is our second project on Simple Silver Jewellery Making. In this lesson you can watch Part 3 of a four part project which shows you how to make a Silver Pendant. Here is the third Video Tutorial – Part 3 In this video you will learn: how to anneal the metal how to texture the copper circle how to solder the silver to the copper   Click Here to watch the first video in this series – Part 1 Click Here to watch the first video in this series – Part 2   Let us know what you thought of the videos, we really appreciate your feedback – just leave a quick comment below:

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Tool Tips: Pliers

Tool Tips: Pliers

Pliers Every jewellery maker needs pliers. Pliers are different from scissors or sheers in that their noses or jaws always meet each other.  Pliers come in a baffling array of shapes and sizes. You can buy sets of pliers and still find you need a variety of nose that you don’t have. However, a set that gives you round nose, chain nose, flat nose, crimping pliers and cutters will be enough for starters. Make sure that you choose pliers with stainless steel noses; they are harder to mark than those made with a softer metal and so will be more durable and less likely to mark your piece. Consider the length of the nose and the types of piece you want to make and also think about the size of the handle. It needs to fit comfortably in your hand and as hand sizes aren’t universal, neither are the handles of pliers! The handles should be covered in a softer material; this is to improve the handling and will also protect you from electrical conductivity when working with metal. Look for pliers with sprung handles as this will reduce the amount of work your hands will have to do. Round nosed pliers are essential for making loops. They generally have a tapered nose meaning that the size of your loop will be determined by the position on your pliers’ nose that you make your turn, the nearer to the end, the smaller the loop. So when choosing a pair, it’s important to think about the sizes of loops you might want to be making. Small noses = smaller loops. They are also effective when opening loops and jump rings. Because of the round ends, they aren’t very useful for gripping. Chain nosed pliers, sometimes known as snipe nosed pliers,...

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