Spend a day making a pair of earrings that incorporate movement through articulation. Working in silver, you will leave with a beautiful, unique piece of jewellery.
After an introductory talk and display of a number of examples, you will explore and create textures in copper. Discussion will then take place regarding the various ways movement can be achieved in earrings. After sampling the way movement can be achieved in brass and copper, you will move on to working in silver. For those with some previous experience, you will be given the additional option of creating earrings with interchangeable components.
Stone setting will not be covered within this one-day class – please sign up to a specific stone setting course if you would like to work with gems.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
- Soldering paint brush, solder, copper and silver wire and sheet, piercing saw blades and consumables are provided.
- Please note, you will be given a specific amount of silver – if you would like to work bigger, you can purchase more silver from our Craft Shop.
What students need to bring
- Any sheet or wire you may have and any silver ear findings
- An apron
- Shoes that cover your feet
- Hair tie, if your hair is long
Available to buy
- Available from shop:
- Silver can be purchased from the College Shop, which stocks a range of sheet, wire, rod, tube and findings. These will be available in set sizes and lengths, suitable for a wide range of projects.
- Copper and brass sheet and wire
- Available from tutor:
- Jump rings, earring fittings
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no open toes or sandals).