Jewelry Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Jewelry Design, Making and Repair




Total 259 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Soldering Techniques Jewelry

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States

Soldering Techniques for Jewelry Develop jewelry-making skills by learning basic soldering techniques. Identify materials and supplies. Outline safe practices. Practice two soldering techniques. Create an encased pendant and a set of earrings.

Precious Metal Clay

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States

Precious Metal Clay Learn to make jewelry from an organic clay material that becomes pure copper when kiln fired. Create and fire a small pendant in class.

Wire-Wrapped Jewelry

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States

Discover how to craft wire jewelry using different types and gauges of wire. Learn how to choose tools and wires for creating or repairing pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Fuse Glass Jewelry

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States

Fuse-Glass Jewelry Create pendants, pins or earrings with dichroic glass. Learn how to cut and layer glass for kiln firing. Design for maximum sparkle and depth. Discuss finishing options. Complete three pieces.

Victoria Lansford: Russian Filigree Workshop (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Paducah School of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Paducah, United States
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This two-day hands-on workshop reveals the secrets of traditional Russian filigree with one America’,s leading metalsmiths.

Victoria Lansford has generated an international revival of ancient and nearly lost metalsmithing techniques through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating.

Her award winning artwork has appeared in the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Wayne Arts Center, the Mulvane Art Museum, The von Liebig Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, and Rochester Institute of Technology, among other ven- ues, and in numerous books and magazines, including the Lark 500 series, Metalsmith, and on Home and Garden Television.

She created the metals program and served as head of the Metalsmithing Department at Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee.

Learn the secret of Russian (",open back",) filigree through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration.

Participants will create a pendant and a finger ring while learning the necessary steps and tricks to ensure success and fun... [Read More]

Tim Lazure: Ring 360° Workshop (Master Degree)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Paducah School of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Paducah, United States
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Tim Lazure is an associate professor in the Metals Design Program at East Carolina University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology’,s School for American Crafts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

His work is in the collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, and the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina. Images of his work have been published in 1000 Rings, 500 Brooches, TheArtofEnameling, and The Craft of Silversmithing (LarkBooks).

Tim’,s jewelry, silversmithing, and furniture work have regularly been featured in national and international exhibitions.

Adorning the finger has been a tradition for ages. Rings are loaded with historical meaning. They can symbolize love, embody authority or status, and portray accomplishments or affiliations. They can be understated or fancifully flamboyant. This class will explore jewelry design, fabrication, stone setting, and assembling techniques related to the ring concept. Aesthetic value of jewelry comes from the artist’,s imagination and execution rather than from the siz... [Read More]

Sharon Massey: Jewelry Fabrication in Steel Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Paducah School of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Paducah, United States
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This three-day workshop focuses on small-scale fabrication techniques to create jewelry using mild steel sheet and wire with one of America&,#146,s leading metalsmiths.

Sharon Massey received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Winthrop University in 1999 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University in 2006.

She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is an assistant professor of jewelry and metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and serves on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Her work has been included in exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. Images of Sharon&,#146,s jewelry have been published in seven books, including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today 2nd and 3rd Editions. Sharon&,#146,s work is included in the collections of the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Victoria.

In this three-day workshop, students will learn small-scale fabrication techniques to create jewelry using mild steel sheet and wire. With properties different from traditional non-ferrous metals used in jewelry, steel offers an affordable alternative... [Read More]

Jen Townsend: Casting Without Equipment Workshop

Course Format: Else
School/Trainer: Paducah School of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Paducah, United States
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This five-day workshop focuses on wax models and working with a casting house to turn those models into finished metal products with one of America’,s leading jewelry artists.

Jen Townsend attended Rochester Institute of Technology’,s School for American Crafts, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry and metalsmithing.

She broadened her undergraduate experience by studying for a year in Florence, Italy, where she studied classical goldsmithing techniques. She later attended Southern Illinois University, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Jen has taught classes or workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Millersville University, East Carolina University, Appalachian Center for Crafts, and Dartmouth College, to name a few.

Her work can be seen in 500 Gemstone Jewels, American Artist, and Art Jewelry Today 2. She has exhibited extensively, including a 2007 exhibition at The Orkney Museum in Scotland.

Lost wax casting is an ancient process, but is still a staple of the jewelry industry today. In lost wax casting, wax models are transformed into metal. This class teaches you how to create... [Read More]

Jewelry Making

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: College of Extended Learning - UNB
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fredericton, Canada
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Discover a new passion for handmade jewelry! Learn basic techniques, as well as specialized skills like pearl knotting, bead weaving and more. These skills can apply to a wide range of jewelry creations and designs, giving you endless possibilities! All skill levels are welcome, as the tips and tricks learned can enhance even the experienced jewelry maker&,#146,s designs.

Gypsy Setting Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: School of Visual Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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This workshop will teach you how to gypsy set small faceted gemstones to make your designs sparkle and come to life. Sometimes called flush setting, gypsy setting is a technique in which you set stones so they are level with the surface of the metal. We will first work in copper and brass to learn the technique, then you will fabricate a ring in sterling or gold in which you set the stones. Soldering, forming and polishing techniques will also be addressed.

Silver Jewelry

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: School of Visual Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Learn the foundations of jewelry making or enhance your existing skills in soldering, forming, polishing, texturing and stone-setting techniques. Beginners will start by making a sterling silver ring set with a gemstone of their choice. They will then create pieces of their own design with individual assistance. More advanced students will work on projects of their choice. The course will include many demonstrations, such as gypsy setting, reticulation, chain making and low-tech casting techniques. Students can expect to complete at least two finished pieces of jewelry.

Comprehensive CAD/CAM For Jewelry (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Gemological Institute of America Inc.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry teaches you how to use software programs to turn your flights of fancy into photo-realistic renderings. Hands-on classroom instruction makes sure you learn the material. When you’re done, you’ll have a suite of skills that will impress potential employers and clients.

What You&,#146,ll Learn
Design jewelry using a GIA computer workstation
Develop skills to create designs and share them with customers
Prepare casting-ready prototype models using a variety of rapid-prototype equipment
Use jewelry design and engineering concepts for successful one-of-a-kind and production jewelry manufacturing
Identify elements of CAD design layout that influence manufacturing

Jewelry Design (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Gemological Institute of America Inc.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Get ready to turn your inspirations into designs with the Jewelry Design course. You’ll learn drafting, shading, design theory, how to illustrate shape and form using several mediums, and more. And you’ll leave with a portfolio of dazzling pieces that will impress employers.

What You&,#146,ll Learn
Develop sources of inspiration
Understand jewelry design theory and artistry
Illustrate shape, form, and texture of metal
Render faceted gems, pearls, colored metals, etc.
Learn traditional drafting techniques

Accredited Jewelry Professional (Diploma)

Course Format: E-learning
School/Trainer: Gemological Institute of America Inc.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Imagine greeting customers with assurance. Answering questions with poise. Closing sales with confidence. That’s what the Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma program can do for you. And since it’s all online, you can study at your own pace.

What You&,#146,ll Learn
Educate your customers about the 4Cs, and how they affect diamond value
Translate design, style, and manufacturing features into compelling benefits that drive sales
Use proven sales techniques: what to say, what to ask, and how to create repeat clients
Understand karat gold and precious metals

Jewelry Design (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Studio Jewelers Ltd.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Learn to get your design ideas on paper. As you learn the technique of drawing you will also learn design concepts and basic jewelry construction. Projects will include the design and rendering of rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in three-view drawing. Color, shading and perspective done with watercolor. No previous experience necessary.

Jewelry Repair (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Studio Jewelers Ltd.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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This course is ideal for those who wish to learn the basics of jewelry repair. The course includes the most common repairs, such as ring sizing, re-tipping, chain repair, etc. Designed for beginner and intermediate craftsperson, classes meet for 12 weeks, twice a week. Each class is 3 hours.

COURSE OUTLINE
Sawing | Filing | Polishing | Soldering | Cleaning | Hinge work | Earring backs | Broken chains | Bezel setting | Prong setting | Sizing rings | Testing of metals | Repair mounting | Electroplating | Joint/catch/pin stem

Jewelry Making (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Studio Jewelers Ltd.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States

A basic course of study in jewelry making, ideal for the beginner or intermediate craftsperson. Students are taught in small groups. Materials are provided except precious metals/stones.

COURSE OUTLINE
Sawing | Filing | Sanding | Polishing/buffing | Soldering | Bezel setting

Comprehensive Jewelry Training

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Studio Jewelers Ltd.
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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CURRICULUM OUTLINE
First Quarter
Fundamental Jewelry Techniques
Sawing | Piercing | Filing | Sanding | Polishing/buffing | Soldering | Annealing | Use of rolling mill | Use of draw plate | Testing of metals | Hinge construction
Stone Setting
Bezel setting | Prong setting | Channel setting | Pear shape setting | Marquise setting | Emerald cut setting | Bead work setting | Pave setting | Gypsy setting | Baquette setting

Second Quarter
Wax Modeling/Casting
Basic wax ring | Wax ring w/stone | Wax earrings | Wax name ring | Carving wax | Wax sheet | Wax wire | Spruing | Investing | Centrifugal casting | Vacuum casting | Rubber molds | Use of wax injector
Decorative Processes
Texturing | Chasing/repousse | Etching | Enameling | Electroplating | Fusing | Marriage of metals | Bead/pearl stringing

This is a comprehensive course aimed at individuals who plan to enter the professional jewelry trade. Students are taught in small groups in four major areas of study: fundamental jewelry techniques, stone setting, wax modeling and casting/molds, and decorative processes. No previous experience is necessary.

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Jewelry Design: Bead Stringing, Knotting, and Wire Wrapping

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Otis College of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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During this eight-week course students design and create their own jewelry. Basic bead stringing and wire wrapping methods are demonstrated step by step. Course covers stringing, knotting, wire wrapping, French wire, and finishing techniques. Projects include a variety of styles of necklaces bracelets and earrings - from single and multi-strand beaded necklaces with different endings to wire wrapped bead and chain necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Otis College of Art and Design
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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Ancient jewelry making techniques converge with new millennium technology through Precious Metal Clay. Fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder and water form a wonderfully malleable material that can be formed like earthen clay and when fired in a kiln, fuses or &,quot,sinters&,quot, together to become a .999, pure silver object. In this intensive workshop students begin to master PMC as they learn how to texture, set gems, roll coils, form custom bails, re-hydrate dry material, and safely use a butane torch to fire creations made at home. Students create an original pair of earring drops and pendant. Course covers various finishing methods including wire brushing, burnishing, and patinas.

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