Classes & Workshops
Classes
  • June 13 - Aug 8
    Taught by Odette Channell
    In this 8 session introductory wax working class, you will learn to complete jewelry designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start by designing and carving a […]
  • June 16 - 8
    Taught by Naama Levit
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on […]
  • July 5 - August 2
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    This jewelry specific course is for those looking for a more engaged conversation about their work in an interactive independent session with an instructor. Bring special problems to class and […]
  • June 13 - August 8
    Taught by Naama Levit
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on course. […]
  • June 12 - Aug 7
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on course. […]
  • March 29 - May 17
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Learning how to set gemstones into metal jewelry is an essential part of becoming a jeweler. The bezel setting is typically the first setting style that students learn and lays […]
  • April 13 - June 1
    Taught by Coco de Salazar
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on […]
  • April 14 - June 2
    Taught by David Watkins
    This class has sold out! If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email us at info@bkmetalworks.com. Pavé stone setting is a powerful skill to add […]
  • Jan 20 - Mar 17
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Learn how to work with non-ferrous sheet metal to make hollow formed objects in this introductory class. Students will cover basic metalsmithing skills and techniques as related to silversmithing. Processes […]
  • March 29 - May 17
    Taught by Rebekah Laskin
    This class takes an experimental approach to working with enamel on copper.  Besides the basics of applying enamel to metal and proper firing, we will explore the use of liquid […]
  • March 30 - May 18
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Give shape to your designs by finessing wire in this 8 session metalsmithing course. From heavy gauge to very fine, learn how to draw down and forge wire into the […]
  • April 15 - June 3
    Taught by Coco de Salazar
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on […]
  • April 11 - June 6
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Advance you wax working skills and familiarize yourself with wax carved stone settings through 2 classic ring projects.  Project 1: Solitaire Ring – Redesign the quintessential center stone ring with your […]
  • April 24 - June 26
    Taught by Naama Levit
    Learn the basics of box construction for hollow rings using sheet metal and multiple solder joints of varying difficulty. This approach will allow you to build lightweight yet volumetric forms.  […]
  • Feb 14 - April 4
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Chain linkages are an iconic form of adornment. In this class you will infuse your personal design aesthetic into this classic jewelry format. Students will go in depth and explore […]
  • Closed for Registration
    Taught by Sarah Saunders
    For our young designers and makers, a jewelry class for teens.  Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 4 session class dedicated to ring making. Get […]
  • Jan 29 - Feb 19
    Taught by Sarah Saunders
    For our young designers and makers, a jewelry class for teens.  Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 4 session class dedicated to pendant making. Get […]
  • Sept 7 - Oct 26
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This course is an introduction to the various approaches to creating gemstone settings in wax for jewelry. Wax working allows for design flexibility and can accommodate symmetrical and asymmetrical gemstones, […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Cyril Despointes
    Hand rendering jewelry on paper is a time honored technique that can improve your ideation process and ability to communicate your designs. Build confidence in your drawing skills in this […]
  • Jan 18 - Mar 15
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    In this 8 session soldering intensive you will fully develop your understanding  of how solder behaves, how to control heating, and how to troubleshoot problems before they arise. Creating various sized […]
  • Registration is Closed
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Hone your jewelry skills to bridge the gap between wax working and metal fabrication in this 8 session project based course.  Combining the volume and intricacy that wax working more easily […]
  • Nov 14 - Dec 19
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Take your work to the next level with that perfect final finish in this 5 session surface intensive course. Explore the potential for different metal surface treatments and learn what […]
  • Sep 23 - Nov 11
    Taught by Sasha Nixon
    In this eight week course students will be introduced to the theory and practice of making mounts and the unique challenges of mounting jewelry. Classes will progress from initial design, […]
  • Nov 15 - Dec 20
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Not sure what to do with the metal waste you generate while making jewelry? Or how to reclaim  the value of that broken ring you haven’t worn in years? Dive […]
  • Sept 27 - Nov 15
    Taught by Odette Channell
    Beads are historically the first type of jewelry ever created. Humans have had the drive to make wearable art since that first bead was strung at least 72,000 years ago. […]
  • Sept 26 - Nov 14
    In jewelry, we have preconceived notions of what a chain might look like. We think of curb chains, figaro chains, ball chains, snake chains, etc. This understanding of what a […]
  • Sept 11 - Oct 16
    Taught by Valerie James
    This class has sold out! This six-week course is a comprehensive introduction to the art of engraving as it relates to jewelry. Using both hand-engraving and air-assisted methods, students will […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    In this 8 session course students will learn a number of approaches to making hoop earrings. We will go over various versions of both hinged and tension posts, and the […]
  • Goldsmithing
    Registration is closed
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Refine your jewelry making skills in this 8 session goldsmithing course. You will learn about the various alloys and their solders, what to watch out for when heating and cooling, […]
  • Taught by Odette Channell
    Learn to manipulate and solder metal as you make a bracelet stack and build your confidence working with some of the most-used tools in jewelry making.  Students will be introduced […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    So you just bought a new hammer and it didn’t come with a mirror polish!?!? Or someone just gave you a box of rusty tools that you think you can […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Judi Powers
    Your signature style is what differentiates your jewelry brand from the competition. It is what sets the tone for everything you design, fabricate, and communicate. With a clear description and […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Build boxes for jewelry and lockets in this 8-session course. Students will learn hollow construction using scoring and bending techniques, die forming with hand cut dies, and precise fitting for […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    In this 8 session open level wax working class, you will learn to complete a set of designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start with carving […]
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Whether by new introduction or looking to become more familiar, getting to know this time honored stone setting technique is a worthwhile effort. The bezel is everyone’s friend. Bezels are […]
Professional Development
  • Dead Lanuages Teapot
    Registration is currently closed
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Playing with ideas is as important and informative as getting to know your materials.  One informs the other.  In these courses we will explore the relationships between inspiration, design, and […]
Workshops & Intensives
  • Registration is closed
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Gemstone setting is a precise and intensive practice that involves training the eyes as well as the hands. This two day workshop will give students a strong foundation in basic […]