Join me in East Austin at Craft to create a variety of earrings from upcycled tins. The class will take place Saturday morning, May 6, 2023 from 10a to 12:30p.
An amazing material to work with, tin is filled with color, patterns and imagery that’s just perfect for making into gorgeous, lightweight earrings.
In this class you will have access to all sorts of vintage tin from my personal collection. Students will each choose a bit of tin they like and together we’ll walk through the steps on how to design, lay out, cut, finish, form and assemble a simple pair of earrings.
Once these basics are understood, you will be able to work independently making similar earrings from different tins or exploring more widely using some of the other tools available.
You’ll have access to a variety of shape templates, pre-cut pieces, and shape cutters. If you’re looking for a bit more challenge, I’ll happily show you how to rivet pieces together to make more complex constructions. Using these tools & techniques you will be able to create just about anything you put your mind to.
Students will each be able to make up to 10 pair of earrings and will come away from the class knowing how to cut, form and finish the tin as well as how to assemble and pair with complementary style ear wires. After the workshop I will also follow up with pdf files that outline the basic process as well as provide a complete tool list with links.
Light snacks and beverages will also be provided.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations previous to two weeks before the workshop there is a 100% refund or a full credit toward a future workshop. Cancellations within two weeks of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.