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Metalsmithing Level 1: Soldered Sterling Post Earrings

In this class, our very own Kelly McKay will introduce you to soldering sterling silver jewelry and you'll leave with up to two pairs of your own unique earrings! You will learn how to stamp/texture, prep, solder, clean, work harden and patina your way to fashionable finery -- to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

***This class uses open flames, sharp implements and metal tools. Some hand strength is required. If you need visual assistance (i.e. reading glasses) please bring them. Please wear close-fitting clothing, closed toed shoes, and tie back any long hair.***

This class is open to ages 14+.

Supplies Provided:

  • All tools
  • Solder (if extra is needed, students may purchase during class)
  • Sterling discs (if extra are needed, students may purchase during class)
  • Earring posts and butterfly clutch earring backs
Four pairs of sterling silver disc earrings, each with a different stamp shape or texture. Two pairs are on grey paper cards, two pairs are lying on a rough wooden table.

Photo of the side of a woman's face highlighting her ear with a sterling silver disc post earring stamped with a star.

Class Policies & COVID procedures:

Properly worn masks are encouraged but not required while inside Craft Habit. We do have masks available should you wish to wear one while spending time with us!

This class requires a minimum of 4 students enrolled, with a maximum of 8. Craft Habit will notify students at least 24 hours in advance if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment. Students will be fully refunded for any classes cancelled due to low enrollment.

Food and most beverages are not allowed during classes, due to safety concerns. You are welcome to bring water in a container that will not spill if knocked over. 

Class registrations are not refundable. If you cannot attend, you may find another person to take your place in a class. Please let us know their name in advance of the class starting.

Classes cancelled by Craft Habit WILL be refunded. We will do our best to reschedule classes, and we will refund class registration fees for any classes that we have to cancel for any reason.

To respect our teachers’ time, please arrive 5 minutes before scheduled class time unless advised otherwise. Late arrivals may miss important information and may not be able to catch up to the class. We cannot issue refunds for late arrivals. Please shop for your class materials in advance!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No experience necessary.
Instructor: Kelly McKay
Instructor Bio: Kelly finds herself inexplicably drawn to arts and crafts with a hardcore element of strong catharsis. She loves to hit things with hammers and spray them with fire.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.