Four in Five Hours

May 1, 2021

Schedule: 9:30 am-3:30 pm Sat

Instructor: Marianne Biagi

Registration Deadline: April 19

Registration Opens December 1, 2020


YES! You can create four pair of earrings in five hours! If you ever wanted to work with copper and silver wire to make jewelry, this is the perfect class. To start, we will explore the different types of metals, size and gauge, hardness and usage. Then we’ll learn how to use our tools and to begin work with copper wire.

After our practice hour, we’ll move on to the four different earring designs.
Each earring design will be the stepping stone technique to the next design. You will use your new skills to forge and texture metal, wrap and spiral metal wire, attach a design element by using rivets, attach jump rings and ear wires, and complete each pair.

Marianne will provide instructional handouts and reference books.

Materials fee includes:
-silver wire
-copper wire
-jump rings
-ear wires
-shell disks

Class size 9

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List
Measuring tape, grid ruler, fine permanent marker, masking tape, steel wool 4oooo, eye glasses if needed for close-up work.

  • Tuition $95
  • Materials Fee $20

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

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