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Traditional Craft Schools are dotted around the country. The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus wher
October 31, 2019

The Craft School Experience for Jewelers

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus where serious artists can explore a craft while enjoying a beautiful place and the company of like-minded peers.

Learn how to use a wire jig tool to make stunning wirework bracelet designs out of bulk jewelry wire. Brenda Schweder offers tips for success.
May 07, 2019

Wirework Bracelet Making by Brenda Schweder

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Brenda Schweder shows how you can use her jewelry making jig tool, Now That's a Jig!, with jewelry wire to make gorgeous wire work bracelet designs.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced, these studio schools will help advance your jewelry making skills with a variety of class options.
February 26, 2019

Halstead's Preferred Studio Schools

by Ashley Maldonado

We have developed great relationships with jewelry making schools all over the country. They offer a range of 1 day workshops to multi-week classes with experienced instructors.

Use pre-made jewelry findings in new and creative ways with these inspiration and tips in this guest blog from Metalwerx Studio!
December 04, 2018

Get Creative With Pre-Made Jewelry Components!

by Paulette Werger

Get inspired to look at findings in a whole new way! Paulette Werger ran a workshop "Creative uses for Premade Components" and you'll love some of the ideas she and her students came up with.

Want to learn how to set raw crystals into sterling silver findings? We take you through three separate settings, ranked simple to hardest, in this blog.
August 14, 2018

3 Ways to Set Raw Crystal Points using Sterling Silver Findings

by Erica Stice

Use gallery end caps and bead cones to create simple, striking drop earrings or challenge yourself with a center banded technique. The star of each piece is the raw crystal adorning each one.

We are pleased to introduce 2018 Halstead Grant guest judge Michael David Sturlin, a renowned goldsmith, small business coach and jewelry studio educator.
June 05, 2018

Meet Halstead Grant Guest Judge, Michael David Sturlin

by Ashley Maldonado

Michael David Sturlin will bring his expertise in craftsmanship and jewelry entrepreneurship to this year's jury.

Kids make jewelry at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, Texas. learn about their innovative youth curriculum to get the next generation at the bench.
May 22, 2018

The Next Generation of Metalsmiths

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Are you looking for a studio experience for your children? Are you thinking about spearheading a youth metals program in your community? This interview will inspire you to create a legacy of arts appreciation, advocacy and maker skills for a new generation of metalsmiths.

Halstead is proud to support jewelry events such as retreats and symposiums across the country. Our amazing jewelry community is doing great
February 19, 2018

2020 Jewelry Events: Conferences, Retreats & Symposiums

by Katie Hacker

Jewelry making events, retreats and symposiums are all around the country! They offer great classes to help you expand your skill set and even better networking opportunities to connect with fellow jewelers. You may even see a happy Halstead face at some of these events!

Take a jewelry making class from one of Halstead's Preferred Teachers. Find classes at shows and retreats or in studios around the country.
January 23, 2018

Best Jewelry Teachers in the USA: Halstead's Preferred Teacher Classes List

by Hilary Halstead Scott

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.

Use metalsmithing stakes in your jewelry making for fold forming techniques. This tutorial shows how to make leaf earrings using these tools and skills.
March 29, 2016

Intro to Jewelry Stakes: Fold Forming Leaf Earrings

by Erica Stice

Learn how to make fold formed leaf earrings with jewelry stakes. Improve your metalsmithing skills with this tutorial on the tools, supplies and techniques you will need.

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