Metals Workshops

Metalsmithing lessons


  • Details
    Looking for private or small group lessons in a professional jewelry studio? I teach a variety of metals classes tailored to the individual's needs. Whether you are a brand-new hobbyist looking for basics in techniques, advice on tools, or how to get your own studio set up, or an experienced artisan seeking to further your skills in metalsmithing, I can help you. I have over 30 years of teaching experience, and have been a full time professional jewelry artist/metalsmith for 15 years. I teach subjects such as:
    * Introduction to metalsmithing
    *Fabrication skills using metals from copper, brass, sterling and fine silver to gold
    *Soldering skills
    *Beginning stonesetting - making custom bezels for cabochon stones, and proper stonesetting techniques for faceted stones in commercial settings
    *Advanced stonesetting - making custom settings for any type of faceted or cabochon stones,including prong/basket settings, tube bezels, flush/gypsy setting, custom settings for unusual shapes of stones, and creative bezels for unique finished jewelry
    *Chainmaking - from chainmaille to hand fabricated original designs, including custom findings and clasps
    *Mixed metals techniques and marriage of metals
    *Metal clay - from introductory lessons to advanced, including certification in Art Clay and PMC
    *Filigree and granulation - ancient techniques brought into the modern world, using gold and silver
    *Cold connections - rivets, tabs, staples, nuts and bolts
    *Mechanisms - hinges, clasps, bails, movable rivets and threaded connections

    Prices are based on hourly rates beginning at $65.00 per hour for introductory lessons, with a minimum of 3 hours for the first session. Materials costs are factored separately. Most tools and equipment are provided in my studio for your use.

    To arrange your own lessons, please contact me via convo or email, and we can negotiate the lesson plan and date/time for your first lesson.
  • Shipping & Policies


    I accept credit cards and Paypal.

    Shipping from United States

    I ship within the United States via USPS and UPS. Orders outside the U.S. will follow international customs regulations and will take longer. Upon request, I will insure the items shipped.


    I want you to be thrilled with the finished piece. I will gladly exchange or refund an item due to damage or defect upon delivery or within 30 days of purchase. If you aren't thrilled with your item, please contact me so we can resolve it to your satisfaction. Returns or exchanges other than defect or damage on stock inventory (different than custom orders) may be subject to a restocking fee of 15% plus materials.


    For custom orders, I take extra care to make a design to suit your specifications. Please contact me for sizing, various options for designs and choice of stones or materials and I will make your order accordingly. If you aren't thrilled with your custom piece, I will gladly work with you to resolve issues, which might include minor alterations. Alterations may be subject to additional labor or materials fees that I will negotiate with you. However, there are no refunds for custom orders other than damage, defect or error on the maker's part.