Sparkly Tube Set Earrings
In this one-day onsite workshop students will get a thorough crash course in bezel tube settings while making fun sparkly earrings using sterling silver and faceted stones. Each student will have the chance to make up to three pairs of earrings: one pair of studs, one pair of dangly-drop earrings, and a third pair of choice! Demonstrations will include how to solder on ear posts, how to make your own ear wires, and how to set stones in the sterling silver tubes. Everyone will go home with wonderfully sparkly earrings, just in time for the holidays!
Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984 and has exhibits 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 and 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 Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center, and many other schools.
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.
There is a $65 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm CZ faceted stones, six tube bezel settings, sterling silver tube, as well a various gauges of sterling silver wire to be used to complete project designs.
- Students can bring in any 4mm, 6mm, 8mm faceted stones (matching pairs best but any stones are good) that they want to use in their earrings in place of CZs