Jewelry Class—Learn jewelry making and metal design



Summer workshops and Fall classes are forming now and are open for registration. Limited class size so sign up early.


 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 Summer 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, Carlos Munoz. 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 II  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.

WB sterlingWB flush silver

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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.