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Discover your creative side with a wide range of jewelry making classes. Classes ranging from beginner to advanced teach the art of designing and crafting unique pieces.

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The Art of Metalsmithing Jewelry Design - All Levels (5 classes)

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of designing and creating beautiful handmade jewelry using an array of metals. Learn essential fabrication techniques and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive jewelry design course. Join us at NYC Jewelry Lab for an immersive and hands-on experience in the art of metalsmithing.

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 12–4pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

The Art of Metalsmithing Jewelry Design - All Levels (20 classes)

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of designing and creating beautiful handmade jewelry using an array of metals. Learn essential fabrication techniques and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive jewelry design course. Join us at NYC Jewelry Lab for an immersive and hands-on experience in the art of metalsmithing.

Saturday, Feb 24th, 12–4pm Eastern Time

 (20 sessions)

$1,400

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The Art of Metalsmithing Jewelry Design - All Levels (10 classes)

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of designing and creating beautiful handmade jewelry using an array of metals. Learn essential fabrication techniques and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive jewelry design course. Join us at NYC Jewelry Lab for an immersive and hands-on experience in the art of metalsmithing.

Saturday, Feb 24th, 12–4pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)

$700

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Jewelry Making - Silver Package

Alzerina Jewelry @ 1535 East 14th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of jewelry making in this hands-on class. Create stunning pieces for everyday wear or special occasions in a fun and welcoming environment. Come and discover the joy of crafting unique and beautiful jewelry.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 11am–12pm Eastern Time

Jewelry II (Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your jewelry-making skills to the next level with Jewelry II at 92nd Street Y. Learn to create a stepped bezel for a faceted stone and expand your artistic horizons. Join us to elevate your craftsmanship and create stunning pieces of jewelry.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (14 sessions)

$650

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Jewelry Making Classes Coming Up in Los Angeles

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Basic Beading

Jewel City Beads @ 3820 Ocean View Blvd, Montrose, CA

Discover the art of creating stunning bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using a variety of beautiful beads and essential jewelry tools. Unleash your creativity and join us to master the craft of beading. All skill levels are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 1–3pm Pacific Time

Brass Jewelry

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and craft stunning pendants from nu gold sheet metal in this hands-on course at Element Art Center. Learn the art of design, cutting, sanding, and polishing to bring your unique jewelry pieces to life. Join us and discover the world of brass jewelry-making today!

Friday, Mar 8th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

Jewelry-Making Basics from A to Z

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

Earrings! Bracelets! Necklaces! Learn how to create your own custom jewelry, as well as repair old pieces. In a hands-on workshop that covers stringing beads, attaching clasps, wire-wrapping and looping, pearl knotting, bead weaving, and chain maille, you’ll make two pieces of jewelry each week, and take home instructions for future projects.  Bring to class a small towel and any jewelry tools you already own. Do NOT buy any new tools until...

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Online Afterschool Class - Beading Extravaganza

Dragonfly Designs @ Virtual Class

Students start from the very beginning of jewelry making with beading basics, then take their new skills a step further with loops, links, & connections, and then they will learn what else can be done with beads as they embellish everything under the sun from utensils to bookmarks. This class had no shortage of creative beading options! Important - the Beading Basics and Links, Loops, and Connections camps are a prerequisite...

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Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping - Level 2

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

In Level 2 students will learn how to use wires to frame and wrap semi-precious stones with no holes, how to group beads with no jump rings create heart or other shapes. Prerequisite: some practice w/wire wrapping.

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Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and master new techniques in crafting spectacular pieces of jewelry from vintage treasures at the esteemed Chicago Botanic Garden.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 12–2pm Central Time

 (8 sessions)

Bracelet and Earrings with Felted Beads

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Learn the art of creating personalized jewelry with woolen felt beads at a renowned botanical garden. Get inspired by the stories of a knitter, shepherd, and small business owner while designing your own unique bracelet and earrings set. All supplies and tools were provided.

Wednesday, Mar 20th, 6–9pm Central Time

Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Perfect for beginners interested in learning how to make one-of-a-kind jewelry. Learn basic fabrication skills, such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, finishing, soldering, riveting, basic stone setting and color on metal techniques. Expect to complete your own bracelets, rings, necklaces and more!

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Enameling: Glass on Metal

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Start with the essentials of applying colorful glass to a metal base, and then learn several techniques to embellish the surface by layering transparent colors and imagery. The possibilities are endless! Make jewelry, bowls, tiles, and more.

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Beginning / Intermediate Jewelry

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Learn basic jewelry fabrication skills such as soldering, sawing, polishing, and stone setting.

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Fundamentals of Gemology

92nd Street Y

Discover the captivating world of diamonds, pearls, and gems in this comprehensive course. Gain insight into their formation, mining, identification, grading, and pricing, while also exploring the impact of lab-grown gems on the industry. Delve into the intricacies of precious metals and explore the global and economic perspectives of the gemology industry.

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Hammered Earring (Virtual Private)

EatMetal, Inc. @ Virtual classroom - Zoom

Learn the art of creating stunning hammered earrings in this virtual class offered by EatMetal, Inc. Join the live demonstration via Zoom and gain hands-on experience in forging, soldering, and finishing techniques. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your jewelry-making skills with expert guidance and an open forum for questions and answers.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 4–9pm Eastern Time

Wax Carving (All Levels)

92nd Street Y

Get hands-on experience in the art of wax carving and discover the secrets to transforming one ring into a hundred at 92nd Street Y's immersive course. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, this supportive environment will help you develop your carving skills through demonstrations and personalized instruction. Take the first step towards creating stunning wax models for casting by clicking the link below.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (14 sessions)

$410

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Jewelry Making Wax Addition Technique

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ Remote Learning

Carolina Iwanow has created the wax addition technique to teach remotely how to design, fabricate and build incredible jewelry without having a jewelry studio. With just a few simple and basic tools you will learn how to make incredible jewelry from wax.  In this 5 class course - Introduction to Wax Addition Technique - Students will learn different techniques: shaping, building, folding, welding, twisting, forming. simple bezel...

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Polymer Clay Jewelry

92nd Street Y

Polymer clay is one of the most exciting new art materials of our time. Available in many beautiful colors, it is a fine plastic modeling compound that can be baked to a permanent medium. There is no need for major outlay on a kiln or expensive tools—just a convection oven and items you have at home. Polymer clay can be used for making jewelry, home decorations, scrapbooking, sculpture, miniatures, mosaics, baskets, dolls and more. Bring your creativity...

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Jewelry Making Classes Coming Up in Boston

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Casting

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Overview of ancient and contemporary casting techniques used in the creation of jewelry.  Techniques covered: Cuttlefish, sand, broom and lost wax casting.  Bronze is included in the cost of the workshop.

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Jewelry

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Focus on basic metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. Great introduction to jewelry making, however out small class sizes allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance with more difficult projects.

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Bead Making 101: Moretti (2 Days)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

In this introductory class, students will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. Dot applications, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning will also be covered.  Instructor demonstrations and class discussions will alternate with plenty of hands-on work time.

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Simple Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Multiplicity @ 1210 Avenue A, Katy, TX

Learn the art of creating beautiful and unique silver rings in this beginner class at Multiplicity. From measuring metal to safely using a torch, you'll master the techniques needed to construct stunning stacking rings. Discover the joy of filing, sanding, polishing, and adding texture to your creations.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 10am–1pm Central Time

Textured Dangle Earrings

Multiplicity @ 1210 Avenue A, Katy, TX

Discover the art of metalsmithing at Multiplicity, where you'll learn how to add stunning texture to metal using a Durston Rolling Mill. From designing your jewelry to sawing out shapes and creating artisan-grade ear wires, this introductory class covers all the essential techniques for creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Join us and unleash your creativity in this hands-on studio experience.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 2–5pm Central Time

Roundabout Bezel Setting

Multiplicity @ 1210 Avenue A, Katy, TX

Learn the art of creating beautiful sterling silver pendants using various metalworking techniques in this intermediate class at Multiplicity. Develop your skills in measuring and cutting bezels for different stones and soldering and embellishing jewelry. Elevate your jewelry-making knowledge and create a one-of-a-kind piece under the guidance of an experienced metalsmith instructor.

Friday, Feb 23rd, 10am–2pm Central Time

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Metals I

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic stone setting. You will learn the correct way to build a heavy bezel setting, and to set the stone...

Monday, Apr 1st, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Metals II

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging, fusing, hollow forms, and advanced stone setting are the focus. All Metal II students learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-1, free of charge. Metals II has different projects each semester. Students...

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Jewelry Technique (Drop-in)

Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School @ 1112 King St, Alexandria, VA

Discover the art of jewelry making at a renowned studio. Learn soldering, forming, and other metalsmithing techniques in a personalized class session. Unleash your creativity and create stunning pieces in a safe and supportive environment.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals

Pratt Fine Arts Center @ 1902 South Main St, Seattle, WA

If you already have a handle on basic techniques such as sawing, soldering, and finishing, Intermediate Jewelry/Metals will empower you to use these tools in a more personal and creative way. Through a combination of demonstrations, supervised work-time, and individualized instruction based on your own goals, you will hone your existing skills, add new ones, and grow more comfortable and confident in your ability to realize your own designs. The...

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals

Pratt Fine Arts Center @ 1902 South Main St, Seattle, WA

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but...

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Let´s Make a Ring

Pratt Fine Arts Center @ 1902 South Main St, Seattle, WA

Have you ever wanted to make a special ring for yourself or for someone else, but you lack the basic skills? This workshop covers everything you need to know to design and create a ring with a stone setting. If you have an interest in making jewelry, this is the perfect short introduction. This is a fun course for couples or anyone interested in making a unique Valentine's Day gift. Novices and the curious are encouraged to enroll.  Supply...

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DIY Studio: Beaded Wrapped Bracelets

MJCCA @ 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

In this class, we will use different cords and beads to create a custom piece of jewelry. We will learn the proper technique of beading and how to add beads to your cord. By the end of the class, you will have a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home.  All materials are included.

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DIY Studio: Metal Stamped Jewelry

MJCCA @ 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

Everyone loves to express themselves with words. Here, we will teach you how to stamp out your favorite messages on wearable jewelry.  In this class, you will learn the A-B-Cs of jewelry metal stamping, including learning about metal gauges, practicing stamping on different metals (brass, stainless steel and aluminum), proper filing techniques, texturizing your jewelry blanks to create a hammered effect, and more.  By the end of the class,...

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Romancing The Stones: Cutaway and Partial Bezels

Spruill Center for the Arts @ 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA

Expand your knowledge of stone setting possibilities with bezels that are partially cut away. For example, students will make a sterling setting for a square stone, where only the corners are captured. Next we will explore partial bezels with tabs or additional prongs, applicable to such stones as natural edge agate slices or teardrop shapes. Demos, discussion and bench time will also help students avoid or anticipate setting issues when buying...

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Introduction to Lapidary: Cutting Custom Cabochons

Clear Creek Academy @ 3648 Navajo St, Denver, CO

The transformation of a rough rock to a polished gemstone is exhilarating! Learn to cut, shape and polish rough semi-precious material into cabochon shapes suitable for jewelry. Individualize your designs with custom-cut cabochons–it’s easier than you think! Prerequisites: None; Experienced students may repeat to continue working and learning! Students will be working on clear quartz to start, which the school will supply.

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PMC Rings

Denver School of Metal Arts

In this 8 hour workshop, students will learn the techniques needed to successfully create unique rings that incorporate basic PMC ring making skills with the skills to create just about any type of ring style desired. Students will build on techniques learned in the PMC Beginning class to add a beautiful CZ stone to the ring they will build, finish and go home with. This project will take all day to learn and will have clean lines and a contemporary...

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Metals II Intensive

Denver School of Metal Arts @ 6810 N Broadway , Denver, CO

In this class, students will build on previously learned skills from Metalsmithing I and enhance their jewelry making abilities by learning how to make a 5-6 cabochon stone bracelet with a handmade toggle clasp, logo tag and a textured ring band with a cabochon stone.   New techniques that will be learned are making jump rings, sawing, drilling, ring forming and soldering, working with tubing, making a toggle clasp, practice making bezels to...

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Discover the Best Jewelry Making Classes Near You

Jewelry making is a craft that involves the creation of any type of decorative item that is intended to be worn. This may include brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and cufflinks, among many other items. There are various techniques and materials involved in making jewelry. While you might jump to thinking of precious metals and stones and necessary materials for jewelry, jewelry can in fact be made out of nearly any material. And while complicated processes and tools exist, making jewelry doesn’t need to be a convoluted process. If you’ve always wanted to try jewelry making but worried it would be too difficult or too expensive, beginner classes are a great place to start!

Why You Should Learn Jewelry Making

There are several benefits to learning how to make jewelry. Getting into the flow of a craft can also have a meditative effect that relieves stress. Spending time in an artistic endeavor that you genuinely enjoy releases dopamine. Studies have shown that this release of stress and increase in happy brain chemicals can even temporarily boost your immune system. Overall, investing in a hobby can improve mental health. 

Starting a hobby can help you plug into a larger community. Turning to other people for guidance can increase your skills and help you overcome roadblocks. It also provides you with a group in which to share accomplishments and celebrate milestones. Engaging with like-minded people can also help you find and make new long-life friends.

Some people find when starting a new hobby that they unlock a previously unknown passion. This passion and drive to work on and improve their craft can turn into extra income. For many people, this may accumulate in a side hustle where the income made is enough to cover small expenses, such as paying for the cost of supplies and tools necessary for engaging in the hobby itself. Others excel enough to create jewelry as a part or full time job. 

5 Ways to Learn Jewelry Making

There are various ways to learn jewelry making. Which method you choose to pursue is largely dependent on your personal schedule, budget, and learning goals.

In Person Classes

In-person classes are considered the most engaging learning method because students learn directly from an instructor through hands-on projects. Many students find that learning in an environment specifically designed around education can help them find focus and motivation. The downside of physical classrooms includes the need to commute in order to attend. They also commonly feature inflexible schedules.

Live Online Classes

Live online courses strive to replicate the interactivity found in in-person classes. Students and instructors are able to interact in real time over chat or video. Projects are hands-on and instructors can, with permission, view or take control of a student’s computer screen to assist with tasks. Students can take online classes from anywhere, without a commute. And online classes often feature flexible schedule options. 

On-Demand Classes

On-demand classes include free resources that allow students to study a topic at their own pace. Such classes can be found through skill-sharing websites, such as YouTube, Udemy, or Courses. This method of learning is best for students who can’t commit to consistent class schedules. The downside of such classes is they often only teach beginning techniques. They also lack an instructor for students to reach out to for assistance. Students are required to rely on their own motivation to progress through a course. 

Apprenticeships

Prospective students can also seek out apprenticeships where they will learn how to make jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler. This method provides the benefits of learning from a master craftsman. However, it is best suited for students with the intent to make jewelry making as a business. Apprentices will learn business practices in addition to jewelry making. They’ll also have duties involved with caring for the shop, such as cleaning equipment, tending to customers, and possible administrative work. Apprentices are often promoted to permanent staff roles within the same company they worked for after their training is complete.

Fine Arts Degree

While it’s not necessary to earn a degree in order to learn how to make jewelry, jewelry making degrees do exist. Degrees are best undergone but students who wish to become apprentices and seek a way to hone their skills and stand out among the competition. Degrees in jewelry making will often cover other topics, such as art design, metalworking, and sculpture. The idea of these courses is to give students the skills necessary to create professional art, but they are far more rigorous than needed for individuals simply looking to pick up a hobby.

In-Person Jewelry Making Classes

In-person jewelry making classes can be found virtually anywhere, though they may be easier to find in larger populated cities. While this list covers six major metropolitan areas, don’t be discouraged from searching for jewelry making classes near you wherever you live.

New York City, NY

There are a plethora of jewelry making classes in New York City. Jewelers of every level will find classes tailored to their skills. There are classes for a variety of materials, such as metal, glass, enamel, clay, and beads, among others. 

The Art of Metalsmithing Jewelry Design is open to students of all levels. The class teaches not only how to work with metal and set gemstones but also the basics of jewelry design and how to use the tools and equipment within a Jeweler’s studio. Class sizes are small, the course lasts over multiple sessions for comprehensive learning. Necessary materials are only provided for the first session, after which students are provided a list to purchase their own supplies.

Hobbyists looking to start with the basics may be more interested in Jewelry Making – Silver Package. This class is intended for beginners and lasts a single session. Students learn how to make jewelry using wire and beading for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The course provides all the tools and materials required.

Los Angeles, CA

Beginners and students of all levels can find jewelry making classes in Los Angeles.

Basic Beading is a course for beginners that teaches the use of basic tools and how to make bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with beads. The course lasts for a single session – perfect for new hobbyists – and the average class size is usually small. 

Students of all levels looking to step outside the norm of metal work might be interested in Glass Fusing: Big Ideas for Small Projects. The class teaches how to fuse glass not only for jewelry but also for other small projects such as ornaments. The class includes an additional fee that covers the use of materials. 

Chicago, IL

Rejuvenated jewelry is a popular subject of jewelry making classes in Chicago. Students of all levels are welcome to attend Rejuvenated Jewelry while advanced students may enroll in Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry for more difficult techniques working with more delicate items. In both courses, students learn to make jewelry by upscaling old pieces with new materials. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pieces for rejuvenation. In the all-levels course, students learn how to solder, wire wrap, and string pieces. Hobbyists looking to start with all new materials (rather than upscale) can learn similar skills in the Basic Jewelry Techniques course. All three courses last for multiple sessions and provide a supply list for purchasing materials on the first day of class. 

Houston, TX

Hobbyists will discover how to make specific pieces through jewelry making classes in Houston. Beginners can learn how to craft a Simple Bangle Bracelet or Simple Sterling Silver Stacking Rings. In both classes, students will be guided on how to measure metal and use a mandrel as well as how to solder, file, and polish their creations. Class sizes are small.

Students of all levels can learn how to create earrings by wrapping metal and creating patterns for various designs, including Beaded Hoop Earrings, Doodle Earrings, and Dangle Stack Rings. Intermediate classes for making rings and pendants are also available.

Washington, D.C.

Metals are the material of choice in jewelry making classes in Washington, D.C.. Beginners and intermediate learners can attend two different levels of metal making classes in Metals I and Metals II. In the first class, students learn how to work with sterling silver and are guided through the processes of sawing, forging, soldering, and basic stone setting. In the second class, students learn advanced techniques, such as fusing, creating hollow forms, and flush stone settings. Students in both classes are encouraged to create their own designs.

While not strictly jewelry making, hobbyists may be interested in Soldering like a professional. Soldering is a necessary part of working with metal jewelry. In this class, students learn different methods of soldering, safety techniques, and how to keep their work protected.

San Francisco, CA

Hobbyists looking to learn the basics will find what they need through jewelry making classes in San Francisco.

The Silver Dream course lasts multiple sessions and is open to students of beginner to intermediate skill levels. Attendees will learn how to work with silver through sawing and soldering. The course has additional fees for both materials and working with studio tools. 

Virtual Jewelry Making Classes 

Online classes have many advantages over in-person classes. Students are able to learn in whatever environment they find to be the most comfortable. This might be their home office, a coffee shop, or another favorite study area. Students also have more course options when attending online classes since they aren’t limited to only locally available classes. Online classes also don’t feature the costly commute prevalent of in-person classes, and they often offer more flexible scheduling. 

Online classes aren’t perfect options for everyone. With online classes, students often must supply their own materials or equipment. Students without a reliable computer or laptop would be best served through attending an in-person class with a computer lab. Some students also prefer the environment of in-person classes over online as they are more able to directly interact with their instructor and they encounter fewer distractions than learning from home. Some hands-on topics don’t translate as well to online learning as they do for in-person classes. 

Students from anywhere in the country may attend online jewelry making classes such as the virtual Hammered Earring course. Students will learn how to make earrings by viewing a live demonstration that includes how to forge, solder, and finish pieces. Time is allotted for questions and a materials list is provided. Class sizes are usually small. A reliable internet correction is required. 

Private Group Jewelry Making Classes

Private jewelry making classes are available for your business or organization. Jewelry making as team building events can improve communication and planning skills within your team. Engaging in a fun activity also boosts employee motivation, creativity, and productivity. If you’re looking for a fun corporate team-building event, CourseHorse has live online group classes that they can deliver to you.

 

Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry is one such private group jewelry making course. The class teaches basic techniques for working with polymer clay. Participants can create a variety of jewelry pieces, including earrings, brooches, and keychains. Materials are provided.

Though not specifically jewelry, the Virtual Clay Marbling Workshop is a related course for pure beginners looking for a fun and approachable activity. Participants are taught basic techniques for working with polymer clay to create decorative bowls and plates. The skills taught in this class could be translated to crafting decorative jewelry pieces. Materials are provided.

CourseHorse confirms your reservation within 24 hours of booking and does not charge booking fees. Group sizes can also be changed after booking if needed, and events can be canceled without a fee if given more than two weeks notice. Multiple platforms are supported beyond Zoom, so your team can learn over whichever application they are familiar with. Courses are customizable for an additional fee and demos are available if you are unsure if an event is right for your group.

What Will I Need to Learn Jewelry Making?

Many types of jewelry making involve working with wire metal. For this practice, you will need a jeweler's saw for cutting the metal, a flush cutter for making even cuts, and various pliers for wrapping and shaping the metal. A jeweler’s hammer may also be useful for securing the metal. Beads and premade pendants may be purchased to embellish jewelry. 

However, the specific type of jewelry you wish to create may include additional or completely different materials. For example, clay jewelry commonly involves metal wire for making pieces such as earrings. Other tools required include craft knives for cutting the clay, a stylus for adding textures, a rolling pin suitable for clay, and of course polymer clay. 

Jewelry can be made out of many different materials, including plastic, wood, glass, fabric, and many others. Each unique craft will require its own specific tools. If you’re uncertain which type of jewelry interests you most, attending a jewelry making class can help you identify your passions without the upfront cost of splurging for all the necessary materials and tools on your own.

For many jewelry making classes, materials are provided for each student. For classes that run multiple sessions, materials are usually provided for the first class and students are given a materials list to gather for subsequent sessions. Multiple session classes are perhaps best suited for students who have already decided on the type of jewelry making that interests them most. 

Is it Difficult to Learn Jewelry Making?

While becoming a professional jeweler and creating a successful and profitable business can take years, anyone can pick up the craft of jewelry making. There are many accessible avenues for beginners with simple projects such as stringing beads, shaping clay, or wrapping wire. Those who are devoted to the craft can quickly advance to more intricate and difficult techniques. Overall, jewelry making is a craft that is readily approachable for all skill levels.

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