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Hoops, Hoops, Hoops


Donna D'Aquino


August 26, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

1 Day Workshop


Class Description

Hoops, Hoops, Hoops… The possibilities are endless! From the tiniest to the enormous, we all love hoop earrings. Dimensional or Flat? Stationary or Swinging? on a Post or an Ear wire? Textured or Polished? So many options… In this one day intensive we will explore all these possibilities and more! Some of the techniques that will be covered are fine soldering of ear wires and earring posts, creating hand-made ear wires, simple earring mechanisms, riveting, different approaches to creating movement and adding dimension to your designs, various surface embellishments and patinas. Students should expect to complete at least 1 pair of earrings, or a variety of experiments. It is up to you!


None. Students of all skill level are welcome. (PLEASE NOTE there will not be time to teach stone setting if you do not already have those skills.)

Materials, Supplies & Tools

Basic Kit included with workshop fee:

  • Hardened sterling silver ear wire, 6” 

  • Sterling silver ear post and ear nut, 1 pair 

  • Copper sheet, 2”x 1”

  •  Brass sheet, 2”x 1” 

There will be other kits available to purchase from Donna. Each will include materials to make specific earrings that Donna will have models of. These kits will cost from $10 - $25 and students can buy as few or as many as they want. 

Additional Supplies to bring with you:

  • Additional sterling silver and any beads and/or stones you want to use.

Class Dates

August 26, 2023