Jewelry Classes


Classes offered in Jewelry/Metalsmithing can be found here.


Offered in a variety of topics, rotating selection. Usually 1/2 or full day on a weekend.

  • Example Workshops
    • Resin Inlay
    • Bang out a Bangle
    • Spinning Ring
    • Ring with Bezel set cabochon
    • Make a Pendant
    • Beading
    • Buttons for Clothing
    • Leather and Silver Cuffs
    • Metal Puppet
    • Holiday Ornaments
    • Make a Ring
    • Soldering Clinic

Jewelry 101

PreReq: None Learn the basics of jewelry fabrication techniques. These include piercing, drilling, silver soldering, filing, sanding, annealing, torch operation, riveting, and polishing. Students execute a final project with a bezel-set cabochon semi-precious stone. A material fee is included in the class price. 7 weeks.

Jewelry 201

PreReq: Jewelry 101 or Equivalent: Build on the foundations learned in Jewelry 101 and learn intermediate jewelry skills such as hydraulic press, disc cutting and dapping, advanced mechanisms such as hinges, and more. A material fee will be charged. 3 weeks.

Independent or Self-Directed Jewelry

PreReq: Jewelry 101 or Equivalent or permission of instructor: Self directed projects with assistance of an instructor. May run concurrently with Jewelry 201. This class is sometimes known as "Directed Open Studio".


Several week class or one day class in learning the art of enameling.

Tool Review and Testing

See Tool Review and Testing information here.


Investment casting with lost wax techniques as well as casting organics and 3D printed objects. More information about classes can be found on the Asylum's website or here.

Private Lessons and Classes

Instructors are available for private, one on one lessons. Private classes may be arranged for your group as well. Please contact Ilana Krepchin or Laurie Berezin (beryllinajewelry at