Intro to Jewelry Making: Earrings

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Taught by Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro is a jewelry designer, teacher and author living in New York City. Her jewelry line, Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals is sold worldwide at galleries and museum shops such as Anthropologie, Sundance, and the American Museum of Natural History. She comes from a long line of creative entrepreneurs, inventors, and free spirits who have encouraged her to explore many different mediums throughout her artistic life. Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting which dates back to the Egyptians, wherein she carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work as a celebration of the beauty of natural imperfection. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie’s studio in New York City.

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In this class, you'll learn how to link fun and colorful semi-precious stones using head pins and pliers. Walk away with a couple pairs of your very own fabulous earrings in silver or gold and the knowledge to create them on your own.

We'll also talk about places to source tools and beads both in person and on the internet. Plus you’ll have the skills to create many, many more.

(Class size: 10, hands-on, everyone will make approximately two pairs of earrings)

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