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Next Steps: The Hinged Earrings

Next Steps: The Hinged Earrings

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This workshop is being held live and in-person
at our Texas studio!

Can't make the trip?
Live online seats will be available at this link!

If you have solid foundational skills and you're looking for an intriguing next-steps project, this is the class for you! Join resident metalsmith Francesca Watson for this intermediate project, where we'll talk about hollow forms, open frames, and bezel set stones. Then you'll design your own earring pair, including hinged earwires (not yet pictured) so you get four shots at understanding and practicing these surprisingly simple kinetic connections. Best of all, this entire class can be done with our favorite butane torch, so this is a skill that can easily be incorporated into a small home studio! And as an added bonus, you'll get 30 days access to the same videos our online participants will get... at no additional cost! 

This workshop is part of our Next Steps series and is intended for intermediate students who are comfortable soldering and using a jewelers saw. (Concerned about this? Call the studio or send us an email!) Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! Bring a pen and notebook for note-taking and eye magnification if required, but otherwise just come and have fun! 

Information about taking workshops with us
can be found at this link.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
March 10, 11 and 12, 2023
9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

Workshop fee (non-taxable): $400

Materials fee: $95
(taxable and payable in the workshop)

PLEASE NOTE: This kit fee is based on one pair of cabochons. Students who want to make a two-stone earring pair can either pay a pro-rated fee for a second pair of stones or bring additional cabochons to class.


Note: We recommend bringing your own eye magnification to help you see as clearly as possible while working. Because these needs are so personal, it's impossible for us to have the right thing on hand for every student. Need help with this? Call the studio or send us an email!


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