Earrings are one of the best selling, most popular forms of jewelry, but they have their own challenges for the maker. They’re a set and have to match, and people want earrings that are secure, with soldered connections that aren’t going to come apart. This online interactive Zoom class demonstrates valuable techniques for creating multiple matching earrings.
First, students will make a pair of earrings with posts. Anat will demonstrate how to make studs with a bezel setting and tricks for soldering on posts.
Next, Anat will introduce techniques for making a variety of hoop earrings, with and without soldering.
This class is a great way to practice soldering, learn more soldering, filing, texturing and forming techniques - and be able to continue making lots of earrings, even after class. The skills taught in this class will easily transfer to other jewelry designs, like rings and pendants.
• Soldering on posts
• How to harden posts
• Sweat soldering
• Create multiple identical hoops in a variety of gauges and styles
• Tapering ear wires from thick to thin, for good joins and for a comfortable fit
• Forging and forming hoops
• Make catches for ear wires on hoops
• Texturing, filing and polishing metal
This class is fromn 10am - 12:30pm, and then 2:30-5:30, with a 2 hour lunch break.
A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped.
A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.
Tools for this Class
This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. In addition to these tools, you’ll need basic jewelry fabrication tools, like the required tools for Jewelry 1 - Basics (soldering tools, files, etc). If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
Wooden dapping block
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Liver of Sulphur
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.
Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
This is a beginner level class that requires previous basic experience with soldering precious metals (like sterling), like our Intro to Soldering class (online or in-person) or Jewelry 1 - Basics (online), or Basic Jewelry 1 (in person, any version). It's a great follow up class for more practice with soldering.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA