Metals II


Fall 2019 Metals II Classes (Instructor: Daniel Valencia)

  • Tuesdays 11am-2pm 9/3/19 thru 10/22/19 OR
  • Tuesdays 6pm-9pm 9/3/19 thru 10/22/19 Class Full OR
  • Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm 9/7/19 thru 10/26/19 Class Full OR
  • Sundays 1pm-4pm 9/8/19 thru 10/27/19 Class Full OR

Winter 2019 Metals II Classes (Instructor: Daniel Valencia)

Late-Winter 2020 Metals II Classes (Instructor: Daniel Valencia)

Sterling necklace with quartz

Sterling necklace with quart

Winter session 11 weeks long due to Holiday closures. Prerequisite: Metal I or comparable experience. Metals II has different projects each semester. Students have creative freedom in the execution of these projects. Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging, fusing, hollow forms, and advanced stone setting are the focus. All Metal II students learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-1, free of charge.

Winter session 11 weeks long due to Holiday closures

Closed November 25-30

Closed December 22-January 1, 2020

$510/8 weeks plus $75 materials fee (includes sterling and semi precious stones) Total: $585.00

ribbed cuff peridot

Bracelet by Nora Fischer

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 Jewelryclassdc. Credit card or PayPal payments accepted via online registration.

Open Studio
Non-directed studio time is available 9am–1 pm every Sunday during the regular 8 week session for Metal II, and Metal III students or students with equivalent experience. Students 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, microscopes, power gravers, laser, pulse welder, hydraulic press, and much more.

Space is limited, available on a first come first served basis. To reserve an Open Studio session, you must send a request to dvalencia@jewelryclass.dc in advance.

Current Metal II, and Metal III students may sign up for Open Studio free of charge.


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

Private Instruction is available. For fees and to discuss your design ideas, contact Daniel Valencia.

1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Hollow ring

Hinged pendant/enhancer, intermediate

Bullet ring with amethyst

Sterling earrings by Vivian Espinoza

Patinated sterling hollow earrings

Heavy sterling ring with cushion cut garnet by Zaw Tun

Hollow rings