Looking for a great jewelry making class experience? Check out our list of the best jewelry teachers in the USA who regularly travel to different locations around the country to teach new makers.
Our industry friends are traveling the country this year to bring jewelry making classes to a town near you. See below for a list of classes from some of the best jewelry teachers in the country. We'll continue adding to the list! Taking jewelry making classes is a great way to learn a new skill or expand on something you already like to do. Invite a friend to join you or make a some new ones in the class. Either way, get ready to have some fun as you hone your skills. All of these experienced instructors are passionate about what they do and their love for jewelry making shines through!
2023 Update: We are currently updating this for the 2023 year. Check back for more class info!
|Artist Julie Sanford teaches classes across the country and owns Studio JSD in Grand Haven, Michigan.|
Studio JSD Classes:
- Fabrication 1
- Fabrication 2
- Fabrication 3
- November 18, 2022: Mokume Gane
- November 19, 2022: Beachcomber Ring
- December 3, 2022: Blazing Trails: A Class in Reticulation
- December 11, 2022: Make a Statement: A Cuff Case
- December 16 - 17, 2022: Chuck Bruce: Inlay Knife Workshop
- December 18, 2022: Chuck Bruce: Inlay Post Earring Workshop
- January 7, 2023: Better Your Bezels: Castellated and Carved
|Jeff Fulkerson has been creating imaginative jewelry for over 30 years. An artist, instructor and inventor, he lives in San Diego, CA.|
2022 Schedule TBD.
Jeff Fulkerson has opened a new online community with the Silversmithing Learning Library.
Check out Jeff's online course offerings: Masterclasses and Skill Set Courses
More with Jeff Fulkerson: Tips for Making Jewelry, Around the Studio
Michael David Sturlin
|Michael David Sturlin is a studio jewelry artist, goldsmith, writer, educator, and industry consultant with more than 40 years experience in the industry. He travels the country to teach classes and holds in-depth retreats in his Scottsdale, AZ studio.|
In-Depth Retreats - Multiple Sessions
|Brenda Schweder hosts Facebook Live demo's every week and is the inventor of Now That's a Jig! and Now That's a Pliers! She lives in Wisconsin.|
2023 Schedule TBD.
More with Brenda Schweder: Multistrand Necklace
|Author Eva Sherman left architecture for beads and hasn't looked back! She owns Grand River Beads in Cleveland, Ohio.|
- December 9 - 11, 2022: Leesburg Beads and Studio
- Fused and Fabricated Ring
- Silver Dust Hollow Form Ring
- Fused Fragment Pendant
More with Eva: Spectacular Soldered Rings
Kim St. Jean
|Kim St. Jean spends most of her year traveling the country teaching jewelry making classes. She lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.|
|Gwen Youngblood is an artist and instructor from San Antonio, TX. She invented Riveting Essentials by Wubbers|
Check out her online classes.
More from Gwen Youngblood: Riveted Pendant, Riveting Techniques
|Debora Mauser specializes in wirework and has a class on Craftsy. She lives in North Carolina.|
Check out her online teaching schedule as well.
|Candie Cooper is an author and instructor with a weekly Facebook Live show. She lives in Indiana.|
More from Candie Cooper: Texturing Metal
|Anne Havel is an enamelist and metalsmith. She lives in Vermont.|
|Helen Driggs is a metalsmith, artist and writer with a book released in October 2018 - find it here. She lives in New Jersey.|
- January 28 - February 4, 2023: Colors of the Stone: To Bead True Blue Artisan Workshops, Tucson AZ (Multiple Classes)
- May 25 - 28, 2023: Cold Connection Jewelry: No Flame Needed, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA
|Richard Salley is an expert metalsmith and seasoned instructor. He lives in California.|
Check out Richard's online class offerings.
January 1 - 7, 2023: Hacienda Mosaico
More from Richard Salley: How the Light Gets In
|Francesca Watson is the owner of The Makery, a working and teaching studio in Bulverde, TX. She is best known for her "Kitchen Table" approach to teaching metalsmithing to the serious hobbyist and offers workshops at The Makery and at venues around the country.|
Check out the workshops in The Makery studio.
Check out The Makery's online classes.
Ed & Martha Biggar - The Shedio
|Ed and Martha Biggar are masters of glass and metal clay. They live in Virginia.|
|Author/Instructor Steven James specializes in enameling. He lives in California.|
Schedule TBD. His collection of videos is free to watch!
|Kate Richbourg is a Jill-of-all-Trades. She lives in California.|
|Melissa Muir is a well-known metalsmith and online teacher.|
Schedule TBD. Check out her selection of online webinars.
More from Melissa Muir: Video: Tube Setting
Tammy Honaman is a regular contributor to articles, books, and TV program in the jewelry making world. She teaches and demonstrates both nationally and internationally. She is the editor of Beadwork magazine.