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Cascade Earrings (online)

Friday, May 28, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Cost: $165.00

Swing into fashion with these cascading sterling earrings in this live online interactive zoom class.

Made of 3 articulating joins, each piece is free to sway gently with you. Anat will demonstrate how to cut out shapes, and texture them using assorted methods, solder on connections, and polish. This technique can also be adapted to make a pendant or even the same type of connections for a bracelet.

Techniques taught:
• Sketch out your earring design
• Solder on earwires
• Solder on jump rings for hidden connections
• Polishing pieces that move
• Forming earwires
• How to use a disk cutter to punch out circles ( demo)
• Textures for metal

When offered as a one day class, it meets from 10-12:30 pm and 2:30-5pm, wth a 2 hour 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 If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. In addition to these tools, you'll need some basic jewelry tools, like the list from Jewelry 1 - Basics (online). 

8-16 oz household hammer for making textures, like a ball peen or claw hammer
Texture hammer/s 1 hammer with two sides
Straight shears for cutting metal
Chain nose pliers
Bent nose pliers

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.



Basic jewelry fabrication skills required, including soldering, sawing, filing, and polishing precious metals. Our Basic Jewelry 1 workshop (2 day workshop or 8 week course) is the best prerequisite for this class.

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Anat Silvera

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times
Fri. May 28, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)


Cascade Earrings (online)

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