Jewelry Class—Learn jewelry making and metal design

 

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52 O Street, NW
Suite 105
Washington, DC 20001

52 O St. NW is conveniently located 3 blocks from NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line.

Registration for Summer Workshops and Summer/Fall 2015 Classes is now open.

Learn jewelry making and metal design in jewelry classes for beginner through advanced levels. In a fully equipped, professional studio setting, you will make a minimum of five sterling silver projects under the expert guidance of goldsmith Daniel Valencia. Through professional jewelry instruction and these projects, you will learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing, hammering, sawing, forging, filing, bezel setting, texturing, and soldering.

Intermediate and Advanced students create their own designs while honing their forging and stone setting skills. Hollow ring fabrication, and advanced soldering skills are covered. All tools and equipment will be provided for studio use. Limited class size allows for individual instruction and step by step demonstration of the fabrication processes. The comprehensive tool sets provided at each bench means no waiting for tools.

Intermediate and advanced students are eligible for non directed open studio time as space permits free of charge. Open studio is each Sunday 11-2 by appointment. Tool lists, supplier recommendations, and studio set-up advice is always available.

Bench time, space is available for rental by qualified metalsmiths.

Private instruction is available from beginner to advanced. Bring your ideas to life through a custom curriculum.

Custom wedding band workshops available. Design and create your own handmade wedding bands, details are available upon request.

Left: 18K  textured domed earrings ready for stone setting. Center: Flush set diamond.  Right: Completed set of earrings and hollow 18K saucer ring with flush set diamond. Shown with original cut out 18K gold sheets. Design and fabrication by Daniel Valencia.

Left: 18K textured domed earrings ready for stone setting. Center: Flush set diamond.
Right: Completed set of earrings and hollow 18K saucer ring with flush set diamonds. Shown with original cut out 18K gold sheets. Design and fabrication by Daniel Valencia.

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Each student bench is fully equipped with a complement of professional metal smithing tools, including flex shaft and optivisor.