Striking Silver Earrings @ Weston AIC

This fun and fast paced workshop will cover two techniques for creating silver earrings that are simple to make and striking to wear.  The course will begin with demonstrations on how to create links for two classic chain styles that will be adapted into a variety of earrings designs. Students will learn some metalsmithing basics including forming, texturing, and finishing sterling silver. Students will wrap up the class by discovering how to create ear wires in order to bring (or wear) two new pairs of earrings!

NOTE: This workshop is offsite at the Weston Art and Innovation Center (about ten minutes from Metalwerx).

Please visit their website for directions and information on parking. 


Meet the instructor

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Emily joined the Studiomate Artists’ community at Metalwerx in 2015. Since then, she has been enjoying the Metalwerx community, pursuing her quest for skill acquisition in techniques involving metal fabrication of jewelry and small-scale functional objects. Her favorite metalworking techniques include fusing, soldering, and texturing; lately she has been focused on developing skills in the art of filigree. As a life-long rock-hound, she also has a fascination with gems, pearls, and other materials’ potential as adornment for pieces made using classic silversmithing techniques.

In 2020, Emily joined the Virtual Course Team at Metalwerx, and continues to host many of Metalwerx’ virtual classes, working with an incredible line-up of instructors and dedicated students from around the globe. When it comes to Metalwerx, Emily considers herself to always be the luckiest person in the room!

Visit Emily's Instagram (@emilyglimp) to view her work and processes!


Materials & Tools

There is a $25 materials kit fee for this course that is payable upon registration. Kit includes enough sterling silver wire to make two pairs of earrings and use of all Metalwerx tools needed to complete projects.

Students should bring
  • writing utensil & notebook
  • glasses (if needed)

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