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Melissa Muir

Teaching jewelry is more than just a job. It is my passion. After teaching computer and programming languages for many years, the transition to teaching jewelry was the most exciting and rewarding experience. As a way for me to get into the studio and learn how to use my own tools, I began a feature called Tool Time Tuesday. It is quite a popular program on my YouTube Channel ( So not only do I continue to learn about new tools and techniques in a metalsmithing/jewelry studio, but you get to learn them along with me. Yes, I am a tool junkie, and I LOVE it.

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About this course

In this workshop you will work along side me to a pair of earrings full of movement that can easily be customized by you. There is also one variation shown.  We will be talking shaping, rolling, texturing, soldering, stone setting and more. This course will have you utilize your disc cutter and ring benders, but no worries if you don't have those tools, you can simply use other items around your studio.  You also have access to a comprehensive resource section with links to helpful videos of tool reviews and other tutorials, as well as links to where I buy the tools and materials used in the course. This project is part of a full course, and based on request, I have broken each project out to a standalone workshop. You will hear references to the "other projects in the workshop" and this is why.

Crescent Drops

Use both the disc cutter and ring bender to create an earring base that can be full of movement by adding various embellishments. Practice your soldering skills in soldering wire to the earring base.

The entire course costs $45. Don't have time to sit down and finish the course in a week or so? No worries, the course is yours forever (as long as I can afford to keep them hosted). You can watch whenever you would like, for as long as you would like. Please, join me today.