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Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of jewelry making with a range of classes in NYC. Learn the art of crafting unique pieces, from basic techniques to advanced designs, and discover the joy of wearing your own creations or gifting them to loved ones.

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The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of designing and creating beautiful handmade jewelry using an array of metals. Learn essential fabrication techniques and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive jewelry design course. Join us at NYC Jewelry Lab for an immersive and hands-on experience in the art of metalsmithing.

(97) All levels 21 and older
$375

5 sessions

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Jewelry Design/Making (6 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

The Benlolo Studio @ 347 5th Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of jewelry design and creation in a personalized teaching studio environment. Learn to make exquisite rings and pendants using wax casting, gold or silver fabrication, and bezel setting techniques. With small class sizes and individualized attention, unleash your creativity under the guidance of a world-class jeweler at The Benlolo Studio.

(41) All levels 18 and older
$660

6 sessions

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Jewelry Design/Making (4 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

The Benlolo Studio @ 347 5th Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating unique, custom jewelry through personalized instruction from a world-class jeweler. Unleash your creativity and learn essential techniques to craft stunning rings, pendants, and more at The Benlolo Studio. Embark on a transformative journey in jewelry design and making.

(41) All levels 18 and older
$465

4 sessions

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Jewelry Making - Silver Package

Alzerina Jewelry @ 1535 East 14th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of jewelry making in this hands-on class. Create stunning pieces for everyday wear or special occasions in a fun and welcoming environment. Come and discover the joy of crafting unique and beautiful jewelry.

(78) Beginner 14 and older

Jewelry Making: Summer Semester

Jewelry Arts @ 22 E 49th St., New York, NY

Discover the art of jewelry making with one-on-one instruction tailored to your skill level and interests. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced metalsmith, our experienced instructors at Jewelry Arts Inc. will guide you through the process and help you achieve your creative goals. Join us this summer and learn why Argentium sterling silver is the future of silversmithing.

(66) All levels 18 and older
$850

8 sessions

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One Day Jewelry Making (DIY Diamond Ring)

Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Design School @ 103 2nd Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and craft a personalized jewelry piece in this captivating hands-on experience at Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Design School. Discover the art of ring making, as you learn to set a diamond and engrave your initials, making it truly one-of-a-kind. Perfect for creating a unique gift or a symbol of love.

(137) All levels 18 and older

Jewelry for Absolute Beginners I & II

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of jewelry making in this beginner-friendly course, where you'll master essential techniques like soldering, sawing, and stone setting. Unleash your creativity and create stunning pieces to treasure.

(1068) Beginner 18 and older
$365

6 sessions

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Absolute Beginner Jewelry Intensive

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of jewelry making with this intensive course that covers all the fundamental techniques in just four days. From using a jeweler's saw to polishing and soldering, you'll learn everything you need to create stunning rings and bezels with cabochon gemstones. Get ready to impress yourself and your friends with your newfound skills!

(1068) Beginner 18 and older
$645

4 sessions

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Jewelry Making: Late Summer Semester

Jewelry Arts @ 22 E 49th St., New York, NY

Learn the art of jewelry making at Jewelry Arts Inc., where you'll receive personalized one-on-one instruction tailored to your skill level and interests. Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced metalsmith, our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. Discover the joy of creating beautiful pieces in a comfortable and well-equipped studio.

(66) All levels 18 and older
$850

8 sessions

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Jewelry Making Continuing Course

Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Design School @ 319 E 9th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of jewelry-making at Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Design School, where you'll learn beginner's techniques, wax molding, and free production. With flexible packages tailored to your schedule and budget, let your creativity shine as you work on unique projects with expert guidance. Explore a world of endless possibilities in this continuing course.

(137) Beginner 18 and older
$380

4 sessions

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Intro to Beaded Jewelry II

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your beaded jewelry skills to the next level with Part 2 of this course at 92nd Street Y. Learn advanced knotting techniques, create stunning bangles and necklaces with easy seed bead techniques, and master wirework to make beautiful chains and earrings. Previous completion of Part 1 is not required.

(1068) Intermediate 18 and older
$310

5 sessions

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Jewelry Independent Study (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your jewelry-making skills to the next level in a supportive and open environment. Master new techniques and solve technical challenges as you work on individual projects in this intermediate/advanced level course at 92nd Street Y.

(1068) Intermediate 18 and older
$365

6 sessions

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Polymer Clay Jewelry

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity with this exciting and versatile art material that can be used for jewelry making, sculpture, home decorations, and more. No need for expensive tools or kilns -- just a convection oven and items you have at home. Join us and discover the possibilities of polymer clay.

(1068) All levels 18 and older
$355

7 sessions

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Precious Metal Clay II

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Continue your exploration of Precious Metal clay!

(1068) All levels 18 and older
$355

6 sessions

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Jewelry II (Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your jewelry-making skills to the next level with Jewelry II at 92nd Street Y. Learn to create a stepped bezel for a faceted stone and expand your artistic horizons. Join us to elevate your craftsmanship and create stunning pieces of jewelry.

(1068) Intermediate 18 and older
$245

4 sessions

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Precious Metal Clay (Beginner)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Unlock your creativity with the unique properties of silver clay in this hands-on course. Discover the art of making pendants, earrings, and rings while learning how to embed fireable man-made gems. No heavy lifting is required - just professional-looking results.

(1068) Beginner 18 and older
$355

6 sessions

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Decorative File Carving for Jewelers

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Unlock the art of Decorative File Carving for Jewelers at 92nd Street Y. Delve into a technique borrowed from bladesmithing to elevate your metalwork with intricate surface embellishments. Perfect for beginners and beyond, discover the transformative power of filing in this accessible and enriching class.

(1068) All levels 18 and older

Twisted Wire Jewelry

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Unravel the artistry of Twisted Wire Jewelry at 92nd Street Y. Explore the subtle complexities of wire twisting in this virtual workshop, where simple techniques yield intricate designs. Discover how to transform basic wire into captivating adornments, from earrings to pendants, and unlock the secrets of this captivating craft.

(1068) All levels 18 and older

Studies in Ancient Gold Course

Jewelry Arts @ 22 E 49th St., New York, NY

Discover the secrets of gold in a unique program at Jewelry Arts Inc., where you'll strengthen your scholarship and develop new artistic work. Immerse yourself in a community of peers and faculty, and explore various areas of investigation to expand your creative capacity. Unleash your artistic potential in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, surrounded by professional studios and historic jewelers.

(66) All levels 18 and older
$2,260

10 sessions

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Flush Setting

Liloveve @ 457 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Master the art of flush setting small diamonds into your jewelry with our intensive one-day workshop. Gain hands-on experience and essential skills in this specialized technique. Elevate your craftsmanship and create stunning pieces with confidence.

(205) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Jewelry Making Classes in NYC

Jewelry Making Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,692 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • One Day Jewelry Making (DIY Diamond Ring)

    Reviewed by Jun K. on 4/8/2024
    My girlfriend and I had a great time! The instructor was very nice and helped us make some beautiful rings. This was a very fun course and I would definitely do it again. Would highly recommend!
  • Jewelry Design/Making (6 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

    Reviewed by Rae O. on 4/4/2024
    Location, studio and teacher were all fantastic! Highly recommend!
  • The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

    Reviewed by terri p. on 3/29/2024
    Great class. Great teacher
  • Jewelry Design/Making (4 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

    Anonymous review on 3/21/2024
    It was an absolute pleasure and Ken our instructor was not only knowledgeable, but extremely flexible, tailoring it to our desires, while making sure we had the basics down. I absolutely recommend this class and my only regret was that it was way too short!
  • Jewelry Making - Silver Package

    Reviewed by Sheena V. on 2/21/2024
    I'm brand new to jewelry making and I truly appreciated the personalized approach that Alzerina. It was a very small class in her apartment studio and she was very hands-on. She allowed us to specify the type of knowledge we wanted to learn and even encouraged us to bring broken jewelry to fix. I LOVED that part about the class b/c since most of my jewelry is the same, I'm not able to fix them myself with the right tools. Bonus - she works with you to create your own piece of jewelry in a technique of your choice and for a beginner, I absolutely loved the pair of earrings I created. I highly recommend this class and looking forward to taking it again!
  • One Day Jewelry Making (DIY Diamond Ring)

    Reviewed by Jaryn C. on 2/15/2024
    Ayaka was a pleasure! The class was fun and unique, and I got it as a surprise for my fiancé, who said it was much more enjoyable than a cooking class (which I later revealed that I considered getting instead). We were the only two doing the one-day jewelry class, but other attendees were in advanced workshops at the school. So it was also really cool to see what they were making and to aspire to more advanced studies if we wanted to sign up for more classes. I thought the ring we made was super cute!
  • Jewelry Making - Silver Package

    Anonymous review on 1/22/2024
    Alzerina was amazing, supportive and helped instruct us in our jewelry design. We made a bracelet and earrings. It is a more intimate environment and I would recommend this class to anyone looking to get started in jewelry design.
  • One Day Jewelry Making (DIY Diamond Ring)

    Anonymous review on 1/21/2024
    Super nice instructor & great class environment. Highly recommend!
  • The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

    Anonymous review on 1/3/2024
    Loved the class! It was so informative, educational and hands on. It’s perfect for beginners. 100% recommend!
  • The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

    Anonymous review on 11/7/2023
    unfortunately she had an emergency and had to postpone the classes, I have attended 2 classes so far and have not heard from her since. update - unfortunately her mother had passed away. She is back in the US and and she will be continuing her classes

Discover the Best Jewelry Making Classes in NYC

Jewelry making is the craft of creating decorative items for wearing. There are various types of jewelry, including watches, bracelets, brooches, and earrings. These items can be made from nearly any material, such as clay, gemstones, beads, glass, metal, plastic, and many more. The tools and techniques required for jewelry making vary depending on the material you choose to work with and the type of jewelry you wish to make. While learning how to make your own jewelry may seem intimidating, the craft doesn’t have to be complicated. There are in fact many techniques and points of entry available for pure beginners. 

Why You Should Learn Jewelry Making in NYC

Engaging in a creative hobby can be highly rewarding. Many individuals report feelings of accomplishment and increased happiness. Some people find the physical focus of crafting to be meditative and stress relieving. These effects can combine to boost the immune system.

Many people who start a new hobby turn to physical or online communities for advice and encouragement. These communities become sources of support that also help to decrease feelings of isolation. It’s also possible to build real-world connections through your crafting groups and form lasting friendships. 

Many new hobbies turn into long-term passions that in turn become a source of income. Developing a side hustle from your hobby can cover the cost of the tools and supplies necessary for the hobby or become a full or part time job. However, it’s worth noting that many people choose not to monetize their hobbies, and are instead content with the mental and emotional benefits associated. 

In-Person Jewelry Making Classes & Schools in NYC

Perspective hobbyists and professional jewelry makers will find many choices for jewelry making classes in New York City. Students of all skill levels are welcome and available classes teach skills and techniques for working with various materials. Schools offering classes include the following.

92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a community center in the Upper East Side that offers nearly 20 jewelry crafting classes. The school provides several introductory courses for beginners, including an intro to bead jewelry, Introduction to Enamel, and Intro to Silversmithing. These courses cover basic tools and techniques for individuals just starting the craft. Advanced and intermediate courses are also available for enameling and wax carving. These courses are intended for students who have a strong grasp of fundamental techniques and are ready for more advanced training. Students of all levels, beginner and otherwise, can attend courses on wax carving and polymer clay. All-level courses are structured to teach beginners as well as provide advanced training for students who are ready for it. 

Individuals looking for more structured training through each skill level can attend specifically tiered classes, such as Jewelry I, Jewelry II, and Jewelry III. These courses cover the techniques for making a cuff, ring, or necklace with a stone setting, starting with the basics and advancing through more difficult methods. Similar courses include Classic Goldsmithing I and Classic Goldsmithing II. Students learn how to make chains and earrings using classic goldsmithing techniques. 92nd Street Y also offers independent study courses for students who wish to focus on personal projects and improve individual skills.

New York Jewelry Design Institute 

The New York Jewelry Design Institute is dedicated to aiding students in developing the skills necessary to succeed in the jewelry industry. The institute is located in Midtown and offers classes both in making and marketing jewelry designs.

The Lost Wax Carving & Casting course teaches participants how to carve jewelry designs out of hard wax in preparation for metal casting. Students will learn the various tools and techniques involved in wax carving.

Additional courses offered by the institute include how to properly light photographs and render digital images for selling jewelry and designs in Photography for Jewelry Designers and Rapid Rendering for Jewelry Designers. Other courses offered include How to purchase diamonds and gemstones for your settings and how to develop a sales process that appeals to customers (The Right to Sell).

Liloveve

Liloveve is a jewelry studio and boutique located in Williamsburg. The studio offers workshops that teach both hobby jewelry making and professional production. The studio provides several introductory courses for beginners, including silversmithing, Intro to Wax Carving, and ring making. Each course lasts multiple sessions and teaches industry tools and techniques. Students are encouraged to generate their own ideas and designs.

Fitzgerald Jewelry

Fitzgerald Jewelry is a combination store, gallery, and school located in Williamsburg. The school offers private workshops geared toward both hobbyists and professional jewelry students. Beginners can learn silversmithing, wax carving for ring making, enameling on copper, and creating stackable rings. Class sizes are limited to one person to allow for personalized development in jewelry making skills. Students are encouraged to create their own designs.

Bushwick Jewelry Casting

Bushwick Jewelry Casting is a jewelry casting studio located in Bushwick. The studio possesses tools for both large and small casting projects. The studio offers two levels of jewelry casting courses for beginners and advanced students as well as a two-day Jewelry Casting Boot Camp. Students learn how to carve and mold wax to form their own jewelry designs. Their designs are cast, and participants undergo the process of polishing and finishing their pieces. 

Beginner courses are available for learning Bezel Setting and Soldering for gold and silver pieces. And students of all levels are welcome to learn Enameling. Some courses require students to provide their own materials. Average class sizes are small.

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio offers classes in jewelry making and design. Class sizes are limited to a handful of students and are open to beginners, hobbyists, and experienced jewelry makers. Courses are customized to the individual interests and personal goals of each student. Class schedules are also customizable if requested. The Jewelry Design/Making course for beginners and intermediate students is available as a four or six week schedule. The class teaches techniques for wax carving and molding, fabricating precious metals, wrapping metal wire, and creating various settings. Students also learn how to identify gemstones. Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry Design/Making is also available.

Alzerina Jewelry

Alzerina Jewelry is run by a renowned jewelry designer and located in Brooklyn. She offers jewelry making working shops for both beginners and experienced attendees. Her current workshop, Jewelry Making - Silver Package, teaches students how to work with jewelry wiring and beads for crafting beautiful wearable pieces. All materials are provided. 

Virtual Jewelry Making Classes & Schools

Online classes are accessible for many students due to the ability to take them from anywhere so long as a reliable internet connection is available. Students are often able to choose from more topics than might exist via physical classes nearest them. Online classes also commonly offer flexible scheduling options and they don’t feature the commute required of in-person classes.

Though online courses offer a lot of conveniences, they sometimes can’t replicate the hands-on nature of in-person classrooms. For instance, students may need to purchase their own crafting materials. For online jewelry making classes in particular, some courses only offer a live demonstration of jewelry crafting while others seek to emulate in-person workshops by providing students with a materials list to follow along. Some intensive workshops may be better attended in person so students have full access to studio tools.

Some popular virtual CourseHorse jewelry making courses include the Hammered Earring course. Students will view a live walkthrough of the crafting process, including forging, soldering, and finishing. Time is allotted for live questions and answers. Students will receive a materials list after class to continue learning on their own.

In the Wax Carving Course, students learn how to design and cast jewelry by molding wax models. Students receive a materials list before class so they can learn alongside the instructor. Participants of all skill levels are welcome to attend.

Private Group Jewelry Making Classes in NYC

Jewelry making classes are ideal for businesses and organizations looking for team building exercises. Team building events are known to bolster communication among groups, and engaging in fun activities increases employee productivity, motivation, and creativity. Online jewelry making classes for private groups in NYC can be found through CourseHorse. CourseHorse even makes the process simpler by shipping all of the necessary materials directly to your guests, ensuring that all of the participants have the tools they need to start making jewelry.

Through the Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry course, group participants are taught how to craft jewelry out of polymer clay. All skill types are welcome, and students are encouraged to create their own designs, whether simple or complex. Participants can choose to create many different jewelry pieces, including brooches, keychains, earrings, and necklace pendants, among others.

While the Virtual Clay Marbling Workshop doesn’t specifically teach jewelry making, the techniques and skills taught can be applied. The class instructs attendees on the art of constructing stunning plates and bowls through the art of working with polymer clay. The skill level required for this course is very relaxed and is ideal for pure beginners or participants who lack confidence in their artistic skills. 

CourseHorse charges no additional booking fees and confirmation of reservations is given within 24 hours. Group sizes can be adjusted at no charge provided advanced notice is given. CourseHorse supports multiple platforms so students can attend class through Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or another preferred virtual meetup. Courses are also able to be customized and demos are available for an additional fee.

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