Beginning Jewelry  


This class is in person for 6 weeks, 3 hours/week.  If you do not live in Phoenix or can not participate in person, you can visit our online classes.

Class cost:  $235 plus materials.  Materials are approximately $150-$200

Maximum of 8 students.

This beginning level jewelry class will provide a solid foundation of metal, tools, techniques, and safety.  We will make approximately 3-4 pieces of jewelry over the 6 weeks with the final project being a cabochon ring. Design ideas will be provided or students are free to create their own. The pictures at the bottom are a sample of jewelry made using techinques taught in beginning jewelry.


The following techniques will be covered:

*sawing                   *polishing           *soldering              *forming

*piercing                 *texturing           *patinas                  *ring sizing and making

*sanding/filing       *stamping          *bezel setting         *making ear wires      


The following tools will be covered:

*flex shaft                *disc cutter

*rolling mill             *dapping block

*hydraulic press     *soldering torch

You will receive a manual with all of the techniques and step by step instructions to go along with the class.

10 hours of studio time are provided with this class. Studio time must be used within 90 days of the last class.


Please Note:

Beginning Jewelry covers the fundamentals of metalsmithing.  Each class builds on the week before so missing a class can be challenging.  In particular, missing week 3 which covers the soldering foundation will set you behind.  Your options to make up a class are: 

1.  make it up with another beginning jewelry class, although you may have to wait for awhile depending on the schedule.

2.  schedule and pay for an hour private lesson.