Metals III


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Metals III – Take your jewelry to the next level with advanced fabrication and more stone setting techniques

For the safety of our students and friends our Spring classes have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Registration for summer classes and workshops remain open.

Focusing on precision stone setting the Spring 2020 session of Metals III is led by Daniel Valencia and will involve some very exciting projects including scoop and split, and flush setting of faceted stones. These techniques will be demonstrated and practiced extensively by each student starting with the first class. The first project will be a ring where students carve out (scoop) setting for their stones, creating prongs which are then split, the stones are then set, level and straight. Then using the same techniques we will create half hoop earrings with even a tighter layout. Flush setting will also be covered in detail. Whether you are a jeweler looking to increase your spectrum of work or are a bench jeweler trying to find a job in the industry, this class will provide you the knowledge and practice to help you toward your goals.

This is a (8) week, 24 hour class. The format of this class will be different from the other offerings at Jewelryclassdc in that there will be more focus on process and technique. While you will be able to embellish your pieces, the focus of this session will always be process!!! Instructor Daniel Valencia will be sharing his hard won experience as he guides you through these challenging techniques. Class size is always 12 students or fewer.

Prerequisites: Metal I and Metal II or comparable experience.

Metal III students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions, each Sunday 9-2, and Tuesdays 2-6 pm, free of charge.


$505/8 weeks plus $80.00 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 Jewelryclassdc. Credit card or PayPal payments accepted via online registration.

Open Studio
Non-directed studio time is available 9–2 pm every Sunday, and 2-6 pm on Tuesdays during the regular 12 week session for Metal III students or students with equivalent experience. Students work on their own designs. 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 III students may sign up for any Open Studio free of charge.

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

1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003