Earrings in a Day

Course Description

About this course

Lightweight earrings are the perfect accessory. Join us for a fun and fast-paced earring intensive and create something new to wear. Demonstrations will include some essential jewelry making skills using silver wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles. Make your own ear wires, and stamp, texture, and dome round and oval discs to add visual interest. Methods for adding beads will be shown to provide color and accents to earrings. This class is open to all levels. Students can expect to complete several pairs of earrings during the day.

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984, and has exhibited throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord. She was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center and many other schools. Joy also teaches workshops on jewelry making, metalsmithing, wireweaving, and various metal techniques at craft programs throughout New England. She also works as a goldsmith for a local gallery and is enjoying working with high tech tools such as the laser welder.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $25 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sterling silver wire in various gauges, NuGold wire, and sterling silver discs.

Students should bring 
  • Students can bring in beads, charms, or components they want to incorporate into earrings
  • Optional: Pliers, files, sanding sticks you already own. Metalwerx has tools available to use at class too.

Tuition

$145.00

Materials Cost

$25.00

Instructor

Joy Raskin

Date

December 15, 2017

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
Beginner
Location 
Metalwerx
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