Training and Classes in Jewellery Making

This page features trainers of jewelery making techniques. Wirework, Viking knits, chaine maille and beadwork are all featured here. All links open in a new window.

Content checked July 2018.

UK

Alex Monroe Jewellery School – Bermondsey, London

Traditional silver working classes.

Barovic Jewellery Academy – Bedford, UK

The Barovic Jewellery Acadamy is an independent jewellery school offering the opportunity to develop new skills.  Whether you are seeking a career in the jewellery industry, a professional developing their knowledge and skills or a complete novice, there is no better place to learn being inspired and guided by highly skilled and enthusiastic jewellery professionals.

The Barovic Jewellery Academy offers a wide selection of hands-on jewellery design and manufacturing courses and also short courses including CAD,  gemmology and creative workshops.  Discover the course that is right for you at the Barovic Jewellery Academy.

The Bespoke Jewellery Training Company – UK Wide

Connect with expert tutors for a one-to-one training session in a wide range of jewellery making techniques including silver work, enamel and metal clay.

Amy Surman, The Oxford Bead Shop – Cowley, Oxford

Introduction to PMC, PMC rings and pendants, PMC Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also runs silver work, beading, enamelling and jewellery making classes. Also have a retail store.

Ann Barnett – Dorset, UK

Beginners classes in jewellery making.

Annette Petch – Sheffield, UK

Learn to make silver and gold jewellery to your own design, try out different techniques, with individual tuition, in a small group (maximum group size is four).

Bead School – UK wide

Beading and wirework classes run all over the UK.

Beads for Beauty – Torquay, Devon

UK bead class provider. They also sell wire, kits and tools from their website.

Be Beady – Preston, Lancashire

Beading and wirework classes.

Bella Crafts – Hampshire

Jewellery and beading classes. Also have an online shop selling jewellery making supplies.

Bezeal – Cardiff

Silver clay beginners classes, PMC and Art Clay classes, metal clay taster sessions, fingerprint jewellery classes, artworks in silver classes, metal clay project classes, wireworking classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Bringsty Art Studio – Worcester, Herefordshire

Silversmithing and jewellery classes for all levels.

British Academy of Jewellery – Hatton Garden, London

The British Academy of Jewellery is quite simply, unique. A big claim, yes, but behind that claim is the very heart of its reason for existence. Founded in 1999 by a local Hatton Garden family-run business, they understand the needs of the industry because they are part of the industry. What started off as a humble workshop below a family boutique has now flourished to become a hub of learning, ideas and creativity for the UK jewellery industry. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they work with industry, government and education partners to foster a network of support to help drive the growth of the UK jewellery industry.

Bunyip Craft– Exeter

UK supplier of beads and jewellery making supplies. Also run workshops.

Chinco Design – Shoreham by Sea, Sussex

Silver jewellery making courses and classes for all levels. Day, evening, weekend and longer courses offered.

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery – Cornwall

Metal clay and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, Art Clay Diploma Level 1 and 2 courses, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell Drake and Dockyard carving tools.

Craftworx – East Yorkshire

Introduction to metal clay classes, PMC and Art Clay, baby fingerprint classes, ring making classes, stone setting classes, advanced stone setting classes, ceramics and silver clay classes, glass and silver classes. Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification and a programme of masterclasses.

Creatstudio – Faversham, Kent

Traditional and contemporary jewellery and silversmithing technique training.

Dizzy Di’s Bead Shop – Romford, Essex

Jewellery making classes. They also sell beads and jewellery making supplies.

Flux ‘n’ Flame – Milton Abbas, Dorset

UK training provider who run jewellery making and silverwork courses from one day tasters to three day weekends as well as a six day summer school and regular weekly classes throughout the year. They cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience.

Flux Studios – Camberwell, London

Flux Studios provides a variety of jewellery courses and jewellery classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced in jewellery making and design. Students have the opportunity to improve existing skills, also developing new skills by exploring new techniques.

Halfpenney’s – Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, Lancashire

UK mail order bead supplier. Also run beading workshops.

Hamilton Jewellery – Camberley, Farnborough, Aldershot and Badshot Lea, UK

Learn silver clay and jewellery making with Sian Hamilton, editor of Making Jewellery magazine.

Hampshire Jewellery Design Studio – Horndean, Hampshire

Silver smithing, jewellery making and silver metal clay classes.

Home Beads the Shop Ltd – Knebworth, Herts

UK supplier both online and at a retail shop. Beads, findings, components, bead caps, thread, wire and cord, chain and magazines. They also run wireworking classes.

Janet Richardson – Woodley and Maidenhead, UK

Silver jewellery making classes, both termly and one day classes.

The Jewellery Maker – Lancaster

Silver jewellery making classes, beading and Art Clay classes.

Kerrie Berrie – North Laines, Brighton

UK based retail and online shop supplying beads including Czech glass beads, Lucite beads, frame beads, shell beads, table cut beads, handmade lampwork beads, metal beads, porcelain beads, acrylic beads, Indian glass beads, wooden beads, bicone beads, fresh water pearls, semi precious beads, bead caps, spacers, tools, findings, chain and wire. They also run jewellery making classes.

Little Beader – Rayleigh, Essex

Retail shop and online supplier of beads including metal beads, glass beads, fire polished beads, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, glass pearls, plastic beads and pearls, lucite beads, wood, bone and shell beads, gemstone chips and beads, bags, boxes and display, tools and accessories. They also run beading and jewellery making workshops.

London Jewellery School – Hatton Garden, London

One day classes and other short courses in a range of precious metal clay techniques from beginners to adding colour, stone setting, metal clay, silversmithing, fused glass, Perspex, wire and beading courses and much more. Private tuition available for all levels or metal clay and other techniques. Plus the school offers diploma programmes for those wanting to develop jewellery careers and businesses.

London Jewellery Workshop – Shoreditch, London

London Jewellery Workshop is a fully equipped jewellery making workshop in the heart of Shoreditch in London. They set up in 2011 to provide a vibrant centre of jewellery making and learning.  Their aim is to provide a safe, comfortable and inspiring environment, and to share their passion with others. Their silver work and beading courses are suitable for all levels and tailored to your needs. With just six places per class, students are able to enjoy as much one-to-one tutor time as they need and desire. Their workshop is also available for Workspace hire, parties and events.

London Metal Clay – Harrow, Middlesex

Introduction to silver clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, silver clay jewellery classes, silver clay and beading classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Glazzard Lundston Enamels – Hunmanby, North Yorkshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced Art Clay silver classes including ring making, hollow forms and stone setting.  Art Clay Silver level 1 and 2 Certification with Lynne Glazzard. Bronze clay and copper clay classes. A wide range of metal clay and jewellery making courses, traditional silver work classes, enamelling classes at introductory and advanced levels including cloisonné and Plique a jour enamelling, advanced stone setting, adding colour to metal clay, torch fired enamel classes, glass fusing classes and combining silver clay with lampwork beads.  Private classes run by appointment.  Open workshops and a series of Masterclasses with invited tutors.

Manor House Craft Hotel – Oakhampton, Devon

Their unique craft centre offers the opportunity for hotel guests to have a go at many different crafts that they may never have the opportunity of trying. Pottery, glass engraving, silk painting, enamelling and much more is available with full tuition.

Mary Ward Centre – London

Wide range of day and evening classes in arts and crafts including jewellery making at all levels.

Meon Valley Studio – Warnford, Hampshire

Silver work and jewellery making classes.

Morley College – Waterloo, London

Beginners jewellery making courses using silversmithing techniques.

The Old Kennels – Dorset

Full schedule of craft classes including PMC classes, glass bead making and jewellery making.

Oxfordshire School of Jewellery – Cumnor, Oxford

Traditional jewellery making and silversmithing classes.

Penny Akester – London

Timetabled beginners silver clay classes and private classes on request, as well as a small range of other jewellery making, beadwork and braiding classes.

Pinkhot Jewellery – Hampshire and West Sussex

Beading and jewellery making classes run by Chloe Menage.

R G Studio – Aldershot, Hampshire

Bead and wire jewellery making classes.

Riverside Beads – Market Deeping, Peterborough

Bead and findings retail shop with online supply of metal beads, glass and freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, Indian glass beads, Czech glass beads, acrylic beads, wooden beads, cotton wrapped beads, crackle glass beads, crystal rondells, Pandora beads, seed beads, shell chips, fabric beads, Fimo beads, kits, findings, tools, charms, chain and cord, books. They also run regular jewellery making and Art Clay classes.

Silvar Design – Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Silvar Design supply a vast array of beads for jewellery making and also run jewellery making classes.

Snowdrop Design Studio – Alnwick, Northumberland

Introduction to Art Clay silver and copper classes, also ring making, stone setting classes. They also offer studio days and a kiln firing service.

South Hill Park – Bracknell, Berkshire

Jewellery and silver smithing courses and workshops.

Stitch ‘n’ Craft – Semley, Dorset

UK supplier of beads, Swarovski crystals, findings, tools and supplies for beading. Also offer bead classes and chain maille classes.

Surrey Jewellery School – Woking, Surrey

Jewellery making classes for all levels of experience in metal clay, chain maille, wirework, glass & bead stringing and weaving.  Individual and group tuition available, and jewellery making parties for all occasions.  Accredited Training Centre for the PMC Studio, offering PMC Studio Certification programme.  Metal Clay kiln firing service, open days and studio hire.

Touchmark Studios – Chew Magna, Bristol

Precious Metal Clay PMC and Art Clay beginners and advanced training, enamelling classes, silverwork and metal work classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Valerie Mead – Oxford

Jewellery making classes run at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College in the centre of Oxford.

VS Jewellery School – Hatton Garden, London

Silver jewellery making classes from beginners to advanced levels.

The Viking Loom – York

UK retail and online store selling needlecraft and craft supplies, glass beads and jewellery findings. They also run beading classes.

Whitney Jewellery School – Brigg, North Lincolnshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced silver work classes, casting classes and diamond setting classes.

Witch Beads – Milton Keynes, Bedford and York

UK supplier of Miyuki beads, Swarovski crystal, Czech beads, Toho beads, semi precious beads, diamante and glass beads, clasps and findings, tools and equipment, wire, thread and ribbon, kits. They also run beading workshops.

Wire Jewellery – Hadlow, Kent

Tiara workshops, beginners and intermediate wire and bead workshops.

York School of Jewellery – York

Traditional skills and contemporary design classes for jewellers. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Yvonne Chadderton – Littleborough, Lancashire

One-to-one jewellery making and silverwork classes for beginners and advanced levels.

USA

Antiques, Beads and Crafty People – Pearland, TX

Retail bead store, no online sales. Beading classes.

Armory Art Center – West Palm Beach, FL

A range of classes including jewelry making, metal clay, glass fusing and silver work.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, TN

Jewelry making classes run throughout the year.

Art Center Manatee – Bradenton, FL

Jewelry making, metal clay, silver work and enameling classes.

The Artful Bead – Fort Worth, TX

Retail bead store, no online sales. Beads, chain and findings. They offer jewelry making classes in Fort Worth.

Bead Bar

Range of beads, findings and accessories. Also have a retail store in Orlando, FL. They offer jewelry making classes using beads.

Bead Inspirations – Alameda, CA

Introduction to PMC classes. Also chain maille, wire work and Kumihimo classes.

Beading Dreams – Dallas, TX

Retail store, no online sales. Also run beading and wirework classes in the store.

Beads of Splendor – Dallas, TX

Retail bead store, no online sales. Beading and wire wrapping classes.

The Bead Strand – Ocala, FL

US retail store selling wide selection of semi-precious gemstones, Japanese seed beads, Swarovski crystals, and much more. They also run a variety of beading and jewelry making classes.

Bravo School of Art – San Diego, CA

Silver metal clay introduction and jewelry making classes.

Brea Bead Works – Brea, CA

Southern California training in jewelry making and glass making training.

Brighton Beads and More – Brighton, Michigan

Precious Metal Clay Silver, Bronze and Copper) beginning to advanced classes. Also offered are  glass (lampwork beads and fused glass), enameling, simple soldering,  silversmithing (forging, fold forming, Keum Bo, etching, hydrolic press,  clasps, stone setting, pewter) and jewelry making classes including wire wrapping, chain maille and beading.  Private lessons are available in all media for vacationing artisans and crafters as well as local students.

The Craft Guild of Dallas – Dallas, TX

PMC classes, metalwork and jewelry classes, beading classes.

Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

Training school for jewelers featuring Viking knit, piercing and anticlastic raising. Focusing on traditional techniques, they also have downloadable video tutorials.

Denver School of Jewelry Arts – Denver, CO

PMC classes from beginner to advanced, metal smithing classes, enamel and fold forming.

Drouhard National Jewelers School – Mansfield, Ohio

Jewelry repair and diamond setting, advanced diamond setting and design, casting and production classes.

Evanston Art Center – Evanston, Il

Adult jewelry making and metal smithing classes at all levels.

Fletcher Farm School – Ludlow, VT

This Arts and Crafts school runs metal clay classes as well as jewelry making and silver smithing classes. Lots of other arts and crafts classes too.

Glen Echo Park – MD

A programme of classes and workshops runs throughout the year at this facility.

Janet Pace – Sherwood, Arkansas

PMC beginners and project based classes. Also offer wire wrapping and soldering classes.

Jatayu – San Diego, CA

Jewelry making, soldering, wire work and silver work classes.

Jewelry Arts Institute – Manhattan, NY

Jewelry making and silver work classes.

Joe Silvera – Kelseyville, CA

Basic and advanced silversmithing classes and retreats, soldering, lost wax casting, cuttlefish casting, bezel setting and other short courses.

John C Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC

This school runs a variety of metal work and jewelry making classes.

Kendal College of Art and Design – Grand Rapids, MI

BFA in Metals and Jewelry Design.

Kulicke Jewelry School – Parsippany, NJ

All kinds of jewelry making, enameling, stone cutting and chain making classes are available.

Land of Odds– Nashville, Tennessee

Beading, bead stringing, wirework and bead weaving classes.

Mendocino Art Centre – Mendocino, CA

There is a programme of classes in jewelry making and metal working throughout the year.

Metalmorphosis Studio – Ft Lauderdale, FL

Susan J Lewis teaches jewelry making classes.

Michela Verani – Londonderry, NH

Private lessons, Art Clay Level I, Crossover or Senior Certification from Michela Verani.

Meant to Bead – Sun Prairie, WI

Wirework and beading classes, basic jewelry making.

Metalwerx – Waltham, MA

This not for profit jewelry school runs a number of jewelry making classes.

Originals – San Antonio, TX

Beading, metal work and wire work classes.

Peters Valley Craft Center – Layton, NJ

Fine metals workshops with top tutors as well as workshops in blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers (Surface Design & Structure), Fine Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Woodworking and Special Topics.

Rio Grande – Albuquerque, NM

Rio Grande run a range of jewelry making classes.

Ronda Coryell – Albuquerque, NM

Silver and Argentium jewelry making classes.

Sandkuhler Studio – Tiburon, CA

Large selection of jewelry making, metalwork and silversmithing classes at all levels. Some are also available as distance learning modules.

Snow Farm – Williamsburg, MA

Craft school running a program of classes including metal working, cold connections, metal clay, enameling, wire work and kiln formed glass.

Studio 34 Beads – Rochester, NY

Retail bead store, no online sales. They sell beads, PMC, glass for fusing, findings and tools. Also offer classes in beading, chain maille, PMC, lampworking, fusing, metal working, polymer clay and wirework

Taos School of Metalsmithing and Lapidary Design – Taos, NM

Introduction to Jewelry Design, Intermediate Jewelry Design, Introduction To Lapidary Design, Inlay, And Stone Setting Techniques, Stone Setting Tricks and Creativity courses.

Touchstone Center for Crafts – Laurel Highlands, PA

Metal working classes, jewelry making classes, metal clay classes run throughout the year. Enamelling and some more unusual class topics are covered. Well worth having a look at.

Warg ETC Classes – Scarborough, ME

Bronze clay and metal clay classes, bead making and jewelry making classes, knitted chain and chain making classes.

Whaley Studios – San Diego, US

Jewelry making classes including stone setting, wax carving and casting and a rolling mill workshop. The tutor will travel so you can organise a class in your own location.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts – Young Harris, GA

A wide range of classes are available at this school including silver work, glass fusing, lampworking, enamelling.

 

International

Cynosure – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

PMC classes at all levels. They also run metal work and jewellery making classes.

Hacienda Mosaico – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hacienda Mosaico is an expansive, tropical and artful retreat in the beautiful beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Jewellery Design and Management International School – Singapore

The JDMIS is a unique International school in Asia providing Jewellery Design and Management Programs. JDMIS offers Certificate Courses leading to Diploma and Advanced Diploma in both design and management studies.

La Vidalerie -Aveyron, France

Jewellery making workshop holidays in Aveyron, SW France.  Also supplies semi precious beads, glass beads and Swarovski crystals, sterling silver charms and findings, good selection of clasps in sterling silver, copper and brass.

Sydney Jewellery School – Rosebery, NSW, Australia

Wide range of classes including PMC Certification, Faux Bone™ and mixed media.

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