Jewelry Class—Learn jewelry making and metal design



   November and December 3 Day Intensive Metal I and Metal II workshops are available now. Limited class size so sign up now.

We are very eager to reopen and invite all our friends back to our lovely studio but caution remains paramount. With the adoption of Phase II Jewelryclassdc is reopening this week. Our spaces will be kept at 50% capacity and all students and Instructor will be wearing masks at all times. Gloves will be worn when using community equipment. The studio will be wiped down throughout the day. Quite a bit of equipment and benches have been removed to create space for separation. All benches have had plexiglass barriers installed and we will be projecting all demos onto a big screen.

I cannot begin to tell you how much our loyal students and their patience has been appreciated. We ask all students to stay home if they are exhibiting any symptoms and of course we will be following all DC guidlines.Jewelryclassdc remains closed until the District of Columbia enters Phase II reopening. Currently that is the third week of June. Our projected start date is now the week of June 25, 2020.

Masks will be worn during sessions, if you do not have a mask one will be provided. Gloves will be worn when at benches and when using common equipment. If you do not have gloves a pair will be provided.

On behalf of everyone here thank you and feel free to contact me at if you have any questions at this time.

Dan Valencia


Take a video tour of our classroom and metalsmithing spaces…

14k and diamonds by Mallory Shelter

18k diamond forged snake ring by Daniel Valencia

22k amethyst ring by Daniel Valencia                   Hollow pendant by Laura Perez


Registration for Fall classes and workshops are open now.

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 four sterling silver projects under the expert guidance of goldsmiths Daniel Valencia, Bryce Dexter, and Emily Reeder. Through professional jewelry instruction and these projects, Metal I students learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing, hammering, sawing, forging, filing, bezel setting, texturing, soldering, and polishing. Metal I students learn the correct methods of creating and setting heavy bezel set stones. All bezels are handmade and heavy, no bezel wire is ever used at Jewelryclassdc.

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Metal II students create their own designs while honing their forging and stone setting skills. Hollow ring fabrication, flush setting, 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.

Metal III students learn advanced fabrication and stone setting in process oriented classes.

Metal II and Metal III students are eligible for non directed open studio time as space permits free of charge. Open studio is each Sunday 9am-2pm, and Tuesdays, 2pm – 6pm, by appointment. Tool lists, supplier recommendations, and studio set-up advice is always available.

Extended study programs, private instruction is available from beginner to advanced. Bring your ideas to life through a custom curriculum and a dedicated bench!

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

Jewelryclassdc LLC 1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003

1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE is conveniently located 4 blocks from the Stadium/Amory Metro Station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines.

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