Jewelry Making : Hand Forged Hoops


Jewelry Making : Hand Forged Hoops


Jewelry Making : Sterling Silver + Gold Hoop Earrings

Saturday, October 20th 1-4p

$80 + $20 Materials (sterling silver fill) or + $30 Materials (gold fill)

Make your own hoop earrings! Alix of Yoku Jewel will show us techniques including hammering, forging, plier work, filing, sanding and polishing.

Students will go home with two pairs of handmade earrings. 

Space is limited. This is a course suitable for beginner-intermediate silversmiths, no experience necessary.


Alix first began learning silver smithing techniques about 14 years ago in high school. She worked at Bead It, a Jewelry supply store in her hometown back in 2013-2014 where she continued learning and eventually began teaching classes. Since then she has studied at the New Approach School for Jewelers and has earned a Bench Jeweler’s Certificate. She’s also completed an apprenticeship with a fine jeweler in California. Recently she’s been inspired to teach and has taught a series of workshops in Southern California and Hawaii. 

She has a jewelry line where she mostly does custom work. It’s called yoku jewel (@yoku.jewel) on instagram. YOKU means bath in Japanese, and Alix named her line yoku with the intention to harness the feeling a bath in each piece… purity, relaxation, surrender, vulnerability, and peace.