Earrings: From Posts to Hoops

Course Description

About this course

Join us for a fun and fast paced earring intensive and create a couple new pairs to wear home! Demonstrations consist of basic wire forging as well as surface texture options for metal sheet and wire, and types of connections including posts, earrings wires, and hoop earrings. Students will also learn to make various types of ear wires and how to solder on a post, and forge a hoop. 

The instructor will bring her personal earring collection to show the endless possibilities for earring design, but a selection of her work can be found on her website moniquerancourt.com


Meet the Instructor

Monique Rancourt

Monique Rancourt is a Contemporary Jeweler residing in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 2008 Monique received her BFA with a concentration in metalsmithing and Jewelry from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Monique practices traditional metalsmithing and jewelry techniques, creating Jewelry that is inspired by historical references, specifically traditional body adornment of the Pacific Islands and Africa. Keeping these traditions in mind Monique pushes the limits of traditional techniques exploring form and pattern from the environment in which we live.

Monique currently works and lives at Lincoln studios and Teaches at Metalwerx in Waltham Massachusetts.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $40 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit will include sterling silver sheet and wire, copper sheet, and various tools needed to complete projects. 

Students should bring 
  • Sharpie and notebook
  • Apron



Materials Cost



Monique Rancourt


August 6, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

Basic and above
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