The Benlolo Studio

The Benlolo Studio

Art
Murray Hill, New York, New York
(16 Reviews)

Founded in 2003, The Benlolo Jewelry Studio offers jewelry making and jewelry design classes.  David Benlolo is a gifted jewelry designer and world-class jeweler creating his art in New York City for 20+ years. He apprenticed under masters in Israel and worked for some of the world’s most prestigious jewelry houses including Tiffany & CO. He founded his studio to share his passion and deep knowledge of jewelry making and design that he acquired over his long career.


Classes are for all level and interests: Beginners with no experience can make a “lifetime” piece (couples with no experience have designed and made their wedding rings); serious hobbyists can explore their inner creativity; aspiring jewelry designers can design and launch their own lines, and experienced jewelers can build their skills to the next level.


A unique learning environment:  The average class size is just 4-6 so each student gets maximum personal attention. Each student’s program is customized taking into account skill level, personal goals, and projects of interest. Flexible start dates and frequency of classes cater to individual scheduling needs and budgets.


Facilities are convenient and centrally located across from the Empire State Building and fully equipped. Optionally available are bench rentals and private instruction.  David is also a gemologist who travels throughout Asia (to direct sources), to find the finest gemstones which are optionally available to students at below wholesale prices. International students are welcome.  Japanese instruction is supported.


PLEASE NOTE: David Benlolo personally teaches
the Intermediate/Advanced classes but separately offers classes for
Beginners.
  Once beginners learn basic
techniques they can advance to David’s classes.



Reviews of The Benlolo Studio

(16 Reviews)
Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

1/22/2019
Michele S.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


David is a wealth of knowledge, a great teacher and a master. He gives as much individual attention as possible to each student. Don’t hesitate to take class with him! So glad I did and looking forward to continuing to learn from him.

Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

12/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


David and Tomomi are fantastic teachers. They are patient, passionate, and beyond knowledgable. I particularly love how this class is what you make of it -- no one is making the same thing and nothing is for 'exercise.' David and Tomomi know how to make everything (or can figure it out!) and therefore, help you bring your ideas to life. Beyond this, I was in a rush to finish some pieces for my family for the holidays and David personally helped me finish them so I could get them done in time. I will definitely be back as soon as I can! Highly recommend to anyone interested in this craft.

Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

12/9/2018
Jennifer M.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


So inspired.

Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

8/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


Good class to learn at your own pace, Instructor and staff are very friendly

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

7/19/2018
alyssa c.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


Great class, come with ideas!

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

1/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


I've taken classes at The Benlolo Studio for over five years and I have to say it has been quite an education in jewelry design and metal-smithing. Under the tutelage of the teacher, David Benlolo, I have been able to start my own fine jewelry business in New York City. The teacher is attentive and patient and highly inspiring. He always you to create whatever is in your heart. The class is also very flexible for those who have jobs during the day so there is really room to grow in your craft. You also get to determine which aspects of jewelry making you would like to specialize in. The class rooms are an intimate size and all my fellow students were fantastic. It was a congenial atmosphere and we all learned a lot from each other. It is a fantastic creative space. Please feel free to check out my website: www.charltonandlola.com

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

1/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


This is my second time to take class with David. The learning experience here is so wonderful. David is so kind and patient to teach me many knowledge about the jewelry making, just feel so luck to studying in his class. Also the assistant Tomomi is so nice to help me during the class. Really appreciate them! I'd love to come back to studio next time for sure !

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

4/10/2017
Deborah L.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


This is a working studio, so you get to see people working at all levels and using all sorts of materials. I really liked that the schedule is somewhat flexible. I have to travel for work and if I missed a class, I could make it up the following week as long as I gave 48 hours notice. I did make a ring and while it wasn't really my style, for a first project, I learned a lot and was able to give the ring to a friend who just loved it. I was able to make 3 things during the 8 weeks and would happily continue on here. The owner, David, is very nice and guides people very well.

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

10/30/2016
Betty C.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


David is an extremely patient, easy-going and friendly teacher. Always available to answer questions even with multiple students present and will walk around to check on others. He helped me feel like I could actually achieve the designs I wanted without much obstacle.

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)

11/21/2015
Georgina M.

Attended: Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)


Learned a lot of techniques while working on my piece of jewelry.

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347 5th Ave Rm 1004, New York, New York 10016
The Benlolo Studio
Murray Hill, Manhattan
347 5th Ave Rm 1004
Btwn E 33rd & E 34th Streets
New York, New York 10016

Directions:
Just across Empire State building

Upcoming Classes at The Benlolo Studio

Jewelry Design & Jewelry Making (4 Weeks / Beginner)
Jewelry Design & Jewelry Making (4 Weeks / Beginner)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)
Jewelry Design/Making (4 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)
Jewelry Design/Making (6 Wks - Intermediate & Advanced)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Jewelry Design & Jewelry Making (6 Weeks / Beginner)
Jewelry Design & Jewelry Making (6 Weeks / Beginner)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Teachers at The Benlolo Studio