February 2012: Joanna and Margaret Make Earrings

June 07, 2012

On Thursday 2nd February I was joined in the workshop by two ladies who are good friends. Both ladies have been before and wanted to spend the day doing something different together: so we focused on making earrings. After demonstrating various techniques, it was time to get started. Here are some images of the day.

Sample earrings, silver wire and books to get the workshop started.

Margaret annealed the silver then rolled it with fabric to give a lovely texture. Here she is cutting the strip into small squares to make the earrings.

Texture samples using the rolling mill, punches and hammers.

Joanna made lovely hoop earrings with a hammered texture, and did a brilliant job of soldering stops at the ends and adding the posts.

Margaret soldered 18k gold wire to the top of each earring, and then added the posts. Plenty of soldering practise!

And finally Joanna rolled a feather with silver to give a lovely subtle texture, cut out circles, domed them and made a lovely pair of earrings. The image doesn't do them justice!

Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.