▪ Earrings - Cold Connect ▪

Earrings are one of the most commonly worn jewelry accessories. Whether creating something special for a friend, showing off some favorite beads or charms, or just because...earrings are a quick and easy accessory to make. There are infinite variations of hook style earrings! Make a simple hook, add a dangle and you’ve got yourself a pair of earrings!

In this fast-paced workshop you’ll create a few styles of earrings including hoops, Tribal swirls and some fun variations. You’ll work with metal discs, rivets and wire and learn cool easy textures and finishes.

Skill Level

It is recommended that students have basic jewelry making skills such as those taught in Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I. Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. However, all skill levels are welcome.


Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.

For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.

The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters that will cut up to 12 gauge wire
  • Ball peen or chasing hammer
  • Nylon or rawhide mallet
  • Mandrels of different sizes (knitting needles and round writing pens work well for this)
  • Needle files
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Steel bench block
  • Sharpie® or other indelible pen
  • Hand towel
  • Wooden dapping cube
  • Metal shears that will cut up to 24 gauge metal
  • Assorted texture hammers
  • Hole punches - assorted sizes


Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Schedule page.

In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.

What a fun class!