Simple and Elegant Earrings

Course Description

About this course

This demo-focused virtual workshop will act as an introduction to the vast topic of earring design and fabrication. Students will focus on simple and effective ways of using techniques that require no soldering to make elegant kinetic earrings! Forging, forming, wire twisting, and working with beads and pearls will be demonstrated. Students will also learn to make unique earwires, forged hoops, dangle earrings, and earrings that incorporate chain, beads and pearls. A perfect class for beginners or those seeking an earring design jumpstart.

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Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Paulette Werger

Paulette Werger is a metalsmith and teacher who works in Lebanon, NH. She sells her work both nationally and internationally and is owner of Metalpeople East, a jewelry and hollow ware studio.  She has taught metalsmithing at the University of WI, Montana State University, and at craft schools throughout the country. She serves as trustee for Society of Arts and Crafts and is a former board member of SNAG.

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

The instructor will demonstrate in Argentium silver and copper.

  • 2 feet x Argentium® silver round wire - 14g dead soft (Rio Grande)
  • 3 feet x Argentium® silver round wire - 16g dead soft (Rio Grande)
  • 6 feet x Argentium® silver round wire - 20g dead soft  (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x 2"x4" sheet in any metal - 22g or 24g (Rio Grande)

Hand tools:

In addition to the above items, you will want to have the following items available: 

  • hard work surface
  • copper or brass round wire 12-20g - for model making
  • texturing hammer (instructor uses Rio Grande)
  • safety glasses 
  • wooden dowels: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" - for forming (Home Depot)

Tuition

$150.00

Instructor

Paulette Werger

Dates

March 7 -14, 2022

Weekly on Monday

Time

1:00 PM -3:00 PM

Length

2 weeks

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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