Women's History: Making EARRINGS for Teens & Adults
In celebration of Women's History Month, join Switzer staff to learn how to make your own beaded earrings. While the process is basic, your imagination and creativity can make your earrings as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be.
"Earrings came in and out of fashion in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in accordance with women’s styles. For example, in the 18th century, women wore large bonnets that covered their ears. However, when women began wearing their hair upswept in the 19th century, earrings fell back into fashion. When Victorian morals overtook England in the later 19th century, piercing fell under the umbrella of vulgar practices.
The modern emergence of ear piercing in the United States didn’t really take hold until the 1950s. For the first half of the 20th century, earrings were considered uncouth by many, though the clip on variety was more acceptable. The shift for “good girls” to pierce their ears was noted in the movie Grease, in which Sandy gets her ears pierced by her not so good girl friends.
Today, the widespread popularity of ear piercing has created a great market for earrings, which contributes to the comparative variety in design." ~ excerpt from The Foundry Journal Blog
This arts & craft program is geared toward teens and adults
This program is prerecorded and can be viewed at your leisure.
Please note: this is a virtual event and not being held at a physical location.