Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Make Your Own Earrings



Winkers, here's another great opportunity to get Hands-On-Bling. Get ready to craft your own wire earrings. Yes, I'll be taking silver wire, pliers, hammers, and other metalsmith goodies to create some Wink bling. So whether you're guarding off cupid or welcoming him into your life, join me and let's have fun!

Below are the details.


VALENTINE’S DAY WIRE EARRINGS WORKSHOP by Sol of Wink Artisans
Sunday, February 9th, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Back From Tomboctou Gallery & Imports
3564 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116

Workshop Price: $20 + Materials
Materials                       
Spiral Earrings $10
Paddle  Earrings $15
Both $20
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DESCRIPTION
We will use basic wire working & forging techniques to create a pair of earrings. Option one spiral earrings with a dangling bead. Option two is paddle earrings with heart beads. Materials purchased from instructor or participants can bring their own. Workshop is limited to six participants. Early registration is highly suggested to reserve a spot & supplies.

MATERIALS
Spiral Earrings Option
2 qty. 5” of 20 gauge sterling silver wire (half soft).
2 qty. red sinox crystal beads (or any beads you like. Make sure the wire can go through the bead perforation. No pearls as the wire will not go through).
2 qty. 2.5” of 20 gauge sterling silver wire for beads wire wrapping.
4 qty. sterling silver twist crimp beads that can go through the wire (can be substituted with 24 gauge round wire or with 20 gauge half-round  wire).
Total wire needed: 15-18 inches

Paddle Earrings Option
2 qty 4” of 20 gauge sterling silver wire (half soft)
6 qty red heart beads (or other beads)
6 qty. Sterling silver twist crimp beads that can go through the wire. (can be substituted with 24 gauge round wire or with 20 gauge half-round  wire).
Total wire needed: 8 - 12 inches

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Round Nose Pliers (Some will be available. It’s best to bring your own)
Chain Nose Pliers (Some will be available. It;s best to bring your own)
Flat Note Pliers (Some will be available. It’s best to bring your own)
Cutters (Available)
Chasing Hammer (provided)
Block (provided)
Rock Tumbler & Shot (provided)
Sanding Paper (provided)
Liver of Sulfur (provided)
Hot Water (provided)
Copper or Wood Tongs (provided)
Plastic Containers (provided)
Liquid Soap (provided)
Paper Towels (provided)

1 comment:

  1. fiction film when you wear them. Just a glimmer or silver in the form of a bangle bracelet or a gold pendant necklace will do just perfectly. The whole idea behind the shiny trend is to not overdo it. A good rule of thumb is to take one accessory off before you leave the house because we all have a tendency to overindulge in the jewelry department.
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