Jewelry classes for all ages & skill levels.

Whether you are a beginner to this ancient art; a hobbiest interested in expanding your repertoire, or a skilled artisan wishing to explore new techniques, we have classes & projects to teach & challenge your design skill abilities.

Basic – Soldering for beginners

Step by step instruction on how to get started with the basic skills of soldering – no experience needed.



Fused disc link bracelet - workshop sample

Disc with fused links bracelet


3D link bracelet - web version

3D chain link













Basic continued

Cabochon stone setting – using this ancient form of stone setting, students will produce a pendent or ring in this fascinating journey through time.

Nick Grant Barnes - coconut-ring - workshop sample

Cabochon stone setting












Basic advanced

Using a combination of cold connection riveting & basic soldering, students will produce a stunning brooch based on their design ideas.


Nick Grant Barnes - riveted - ring - workshop sample

riveting – detail


Nick Grant Barnes - riveted - ring - workshop sample




Hollow fabrication – students will produce a hollow formed ring based on their designs; incorporating a small tube setting or peg set stone/pearl.













Intermediary continued –

Forged & fabricated synclastic bracelet – hands on forming of a classic hollow form bracelet.


Fold formed and forged cuff bracelet - workshop sample

Fold form bracelet

Fold formed and forged cuff bracelet - silver - workshop sample

fold form bracelet

Fold formed and forged bracelet - workshop sample

fold form bracelet



Intermediary advanced

Fold formed brooch with flush set gemstones – using this unique technique for forming sheet metals, students will design & fabricate a small scale brooch, adding flush set gems to accent the piece.

Panel Pin with trillion cut sapphire - Damascus steel with 22ky & 14kw pin

Fold formed/fabricated gem set brooch














Advanced –

Techniques old & new can be covered in these design to suit workshops.

Students should have a good grounding in basic soldering & fabricating skills.


Nick Grant Barnes - fold formed panel Band - Damascus steel with diamond; 18ky.

18 ky hollow formed/fabricated stone set ring


Call to discuss your ideas.

Contact – or 301 6411503  for booking details



One response

  1. Someone should tell the producers of Game of Thrones about you so they can hire you to outfit their royalty with gold work.

    May 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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