My brand new Flower Bud Earrings Tutorial is finished and available for instant download here.
This is the first of my tutorials I have classified as "metalwork" as it didn't quite qualify for wirework as we start with sheet metal. As an added bonus I talk about how to make your own ball-head pins using a butane torch. I've come to realize that I can do most of my soldering projects with this little guy while my oxy-acetylene outfit now sits, unloved, in the shed. Figures. We aren't soldering in this project, however; it involves cold connections and these little flower buds actually aren't that difficult to make. And with silver passing the $40 mark I am trying to tastefully incorporate some alternative metals like copper and brass.