Jewelry Making Classes, Summer 2013


Design Level I class project. Handmade sterling ring, bezel set with cabachon aventurine.

Introductory Jewelry and Metal Design Level I

Thursdays 6–9 p.m. 8/1 –9/19  Instructor: Emily Reeder
Saturdays 12:30–3:30 p.m. 8/3 – 9/21  Instructor: Daniel Valencia CLASS FULL!

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. You will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendant or bracelet) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic stone setting. Learn the proper tool techniques and safety practices which will allow you to express yourself artistically in metal. Beginning students receive precise direction but are provided with the opportunity to utilize their creativity. You will be introduced to all the wonderful tools in a modern goldsmithing studio and each week’s session will increase your tool skills and knowledge.

Jewelry Making and Metal Design Level II

Tuesdays 6 p.m.–9 p.m. 7/30 – 9/17  Instructor: Daniel Valencia
Saturdays 9 am – 12 noon 8/3 –9/21  Instructor: Daniel Valencia

Prerequisite Introductory Jewelry and Metal Design I or comparable experience. Explore further the techniques introduced in Jewelry and Metal Design I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend Open Studio sessions free of charge.


$355/8 weeks plus $75 materials fee (includes sterling and semi precious stones)

Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.
– We can only hold your place upon payment in full.
– You can register by email, mail, or in person. Checks payable to Daniel Valencia. Credit card or PayPal payments online, go to the Check Out page.

Open Studio
Non-directed studio time is available on scheduled Saturdays for Design II students or students with equivalent experience. Students may work on their own designs. Visiting metalsmiths will enjoy the use of a completely equipped studio featuring forming tools, bench shear, rolling mills, ultrasonic, steam cleaner, dual tank torches and much more.

Level I class project. Forged sterling earrings.

$40 per studio session.

Current Design II students may sign up for Open Studio free of charge.

Gift certificates available. Give someone the exciting experience of learning how to make beautiful jewelry.

New Location Effective December 1, 2012

6925 Willow St. NW
Washington, DC 20012