Crosses Book


 Crosses Workbook – this is a booklet of 5 jewellery making projects with a theme of crosses. The projects are suitable for intermediate to advanced abilities.

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Crosses Workbook

Your Learning progression:

This booklet of projects is an optional extra to run along-side the main workbooks. It has been designed to offer a selection of different construction techniques, relating to the main workbooks. All the projects have a theme featuring crosses.

In this booklet the projects are skill level 2, 3 & 4 and follows on after the beginner’s book – it assumes that basics like when to pickle, drilling, sawing and making jump rings is already learned.

  • The claw set pendant is the introduction to prong stone setting, this first attempt could be made from copper and a glass or plastic stone as a practice piece to get started. It demonstrates a very simple way to create claw setting.
  • The twisted vine pendant shows how to use the wire twisting technique from book 2, adapted to make an interesting organic pendant. Skilled soldering ability is required.
  • The celtic cross pendant shows how to design a complex looking cross which is actually easy to cut out. An optional stone setting is incorporated in to the design.
  • The filigree cross pendant uses the rolling mill to adapt wire to create filigree components. Careful use of pliers is needed to manipulate the wires.
  • The inlay cross earrings demonstrates how to cut out mirrored components and flush solder sheet together. Careful finishing is needed for this project.


The material requirements are set out at the start of each project alongside a skill level guide.

The skills covered in this book include:

Annealing & Pickling

Assessing solder temperatures

Multiple Solder joints

Mirrored inlay technique

Twisting wire

Using pliers for forming & shaping

Cutting sheet with a piercing saw and snips

Making jump rings / findings

Texturing & flattening with the rolling mill

Accurate measuring and marking out

Accurate construction

Using bezel strip

Making rub over settings and simple prong settings

Adding patina

THE PROJECTS IN THIS BOOK ARE SKILL LEVEL 2 – FIRST STAGE through to SKILL LEVEL 4 – ADVANCED – Sign up to our mailing list for updates about new workbooks and a monthly free project download.



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