2 Day Virtual Workshop: That's a Paddlin' Hinged Earrings with Alex Boyd

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • In the comfort of your home studio
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2 Day Virtual Workshop

That’s a Paddlin’ Hinged Earrings

with  Alex Boyd

Saturday - Sunday 

December 11-12, 2021; 10:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Order kits on Alex's website ASAP, no later than November 12 to ensure its arrival on time!


Course Description

This is a project-based workshop that Alex will give you step-by-step instructions to create hinged earrings that incorporate saddle-set paddles, gold bezel set cabochons, and safety catches for the ear wires.  These beautiful earrings can be yours forever, or as a gift to someone on Christmas day.  Can you imagine that surprised look on your love one's face when they see this beautiful present?!


Intermediate to advanced metalsmithing skills.

Artist Bio

Alex Boyd

When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja.  That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me,"  the raven cawed.  "I don't know what you re talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back.  "No matter.  It is your problem now.  The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her.  He has been making jewelry ever since.

Questions, contact Artist Assistant

Lisa Heller

Tuition Cost paid to MAGG

Member Fee:  $300.00

Non-member Fee:  $325.00

Order Kits:

Alex will make a bunch of different options with various stones and metal and put them on his website for sale. A link to a private page on his website will be sent to you a few days after you register. Kits range from $130 to $300 will be paid directly to Alex when ordering on his website. The cutoff for kits ordering is November 12th.

Materials and Supplies:

That's A Paddlin' Tools and Materials.pdf


In the comfort of your home studio with Zoom.

Alex has a Vimeo account for his pre-recorded demonstration videos.  He will send students a password protected video link for a month after the class.


Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually. 

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out you will be given an option to be added to the waitlist. 

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

For any questions or additional information email:


5353 Buford HWY NE

Atlanta, GA  30340

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