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Intro to Jewelry & Small Scale Metal Smithing: Earrings

This workshop will introduce the novice jewelry maker to many hand fabrication skills, while designing and making their own pair of pierced earrings… previous experience is not required. This class will introduce students to the decorative technique of metal piercing… in addition to annealing, design layout, roller printing of soft metals, sawing, forming, filing, making jump rings and hook earring findings, soldering posts and finishing. Some students may have enough time to sdd ("add") a decorative dangle to their earrings. Proper tool handling and green studio practices will be emphasized. Bring your manual dexterity, reading glasses (if needed), notebook and pen… all materials and tools provided. Attending this class will enable you to sign up for studio time in the AhHaa Jewelry Studio time.