Framing the Face: An Earring Design Workshop

September 21 - September 22, 2024

Framing the Face: An Earring Design Workshop


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $70

Jewelry has often been described as sculpture in miniature. It’s an honor to adorn the body, and earrings are a particularly challenging field for creative exploration. In this workshop we’ll talk about prototyping, weight, balance, symmetry and asymmetry, and any other questions you may have about making multiples to frame the face. We will discuss stones, findings, and movement, and how addressing all these details communicates your individual design style. It’ll be a lot of fun, and by the end of the weekend you’ll have a suite of experiments to wear and play with. Participants should have some experience and comfort at the torch, but otherwise need only come with a mind full of ideas and a willingness to experiment! 

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Ope Omojola

For Ope Omojola, Octave Jewelry was the natural outcome of a lifelong creative practice prioritizing materiality, color, and movement. A student of Anthropology, Ope first picked up a soldering torch at a weeknight class at the 92nd Street Y. Years of independent experimentation and exploration led to Octave’s signature style, creating jewelry that speaks to personal style, history, and sentimentality. Born in Nigeria, Ope lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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