In-Store Class: Handmade Earrings

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“Handmade Earrings“ beginner metalsmith class at Persimmon Art Gallery (north Auburn, CA)

Join local metalsmith Laura Bracken in this fun, small class where you will create one or more pair of hammer textured earrings in your choice of metal.  No experience necessary.  Light snack included.

Tuesday, May 11th, 1-4pm.   (Click here for registration information)

Class fee is $50 + materials if opting for silver or gold (see below):
All tools are provided for use during class.  Gemstone bead and Swarovski crystal embellishments are free. 
Cost for each earring kit is:

  • Free - Copper
  • Free - Bronze
  • Free - Brass
  • $15 - Sterling Silver
  • $25 - Gold-Fill (14k)

(purchased on class day)


Some of the things you will learn:

  • Cutting sheet metal
  • Forming/Doming
  • Hammer texturing
  • Filing
  • Polishing
  • Wire wrapping
  • Creating earwires


Due to limited capacity, to reserve your spot in a Persimmon class payment must be made at the time of registration.  You can register for the class here on the website, in person at the gallery (13466 Lincoln Way, Auburn), or over the phone (530-883-3557).  Any additional class materials not provided as part of the class can be paid for during class time directly to the instructor.  Cancellations made more than 48 hours before class starts will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 48 hours of the class starting time will be refunded 50% of the class fee if we are unable to fill the spot, and 100% will be refunded if we are able to fill the spot.

To ask questions about the class, please contact Laura at LauraBrackenOnline "at" gmail.com (or click here).

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (Click here for registration information)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Persimmon Art Gallery
13466 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone: 530.883.3557
Email: persimmonartgallery@gmail.com

Laura has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has been teaching jewelry making for almost as long.  

A few previous student testimonials:

J.A.M says: “I just spent 2 days at the Studio of the fabulous instructor, Laura Bracken.  She is just full of great tips & information.  Answered all my questions, even those unrelated to what we were working on at the moment.  I learned all about enamels & etching.  I came home, ordered my Enamels & started using them successfully.  What a great 2 days of learning!  If U need to learn just about anything concerning silver smithing, I highly recommend U get in touch with her.  The best instructor I have ever found!”

L.P says: “Took a class from Laura and it was the best!  Very generous with her time and information.  Outstanding.  Highly recommend!”

C.C. says: “This is seriously one of the best classes I've taken.  I really love how you are getting into options of how to do things and why. Thank you so much!”