Simple and Elegant Earrings

Course Description

About this course

This live, virtual workshop will act as an introduction to the vast topic of earring design and fabrication. Students will focus on simple and effective ways of using techniques that require no soldering to make elegant kinetic earrings! Forging, forming, wire twisting, and working with beads and pearls will be demonstrated. Students will also learn to make unique earwires, forged hoops, dangle earrings, and earrings that incorporate chain, beads and pearls. A perfect class for beginners or those seeking an earring design jumpstart.

This course will consist of two sessions. There will be a no-class day between each session.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frame. A link to the Zoom room will be sent via email. 

Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that expire after 30 days.

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Paulette Werger

Paulette is a metalsmith and teacher from Lebanon, New Hampshire. She works in a variety of materials including high karat gold, platinum, precious stones, sterling silver, and pewter. Her work is exhibited and sold both nationally and internationally through museums and galleries. She has offered workshops on a number of topics, including conquering the fear of gold, pewtersmithing, keum-boo, surface embellishment, and Ashante casting.

Paulette currently serves as a board member for the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts, and formerly for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She works at her cooperative studio, Metalpeople East, which supports four metalsmiths with a common use of tools and space.

Materials & Tools 

Students will need to have the following materials in preparation for this online workshop. If you do not already have them, a suggested item and/or a vendor from which you can purchase these items has been provided below. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find or choose the item. The quantities you need for each item are listed first. Please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. Please order these materials as soon as possible due to longer than usual turn-around times. We recommend not opening the item packaging until the day of the workshop.

The instructor will demonstrate in Argentium silver and copper.

Students should bring 

In addition to the above items, you will want to have the following items available: 

  • hard work surface
  • copper or brass round wire 12-20g - for model making
  • texturing hammer (instructor uses Rio Grande)
  • safety glasses 
  • wooden dowels: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" - for forming (Home Depot)




Paulette Werger


January 19 -21, 2021


1:00 PM -3:00 PM


2 days

All Levels

No Class Dates

January 20

Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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