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Beginning Sawing & Piercing for Jewelry Making

with Bonnie Heras

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About The Class

Earrings are an essential accessory and a fun piece of jewelry to make – learn the basics of metal work in Beginning Sawing & Piercing for Jewelry Making.

Bonnie Heras has spent 14 years studying fine jewelry and sculpture. In this class you’ll learn the complete process for creating brass and silver domed metal earrings. Bonnie will teach:

  • Transferring a design to the metal of your choice
  • The basics of sawing, piercing, and filing
  • How to finish and polish your design

You’ll learn the basics of metal earring production – from printing a design to annealing your metal. Bonnie will show you exactly what it takes to transform common metals into a finished product.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Tracing & Transferring the Template

    06:23
  2. 02

    Drilling & Sawing the Metal

    30:52
  3. 03

    Annealing & Doming the Metal

    07:59
  4. 04

    Sanding & Polishing the Final Product

    11:00

Meet Your Expert

Bonnie Heras

Bonnie brings over 14 years of dedicated study to the design and fabrication of her fine jewelry and sculpture as well as nine years as an instructor. With an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her extensive work in ferrous ... read more

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  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Beginning Sawing and Piercing Supply List.pdf
  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Sawed and Pierced Earring Template.pdf

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    December 2015

    Terrible video does not capture techniques as her hands are almost always in the way.

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