Soldering Patterned Wire Earrings by Terri McCarthy

 

Terri McCarthy, local artist, instructor and metalsmith is from Grafton, WI. In this video, Terri demonstrates soldering patterned wire to silver sheet and finishes her project by soldering ear wires to the back using sterling silver bead tubes.

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