Jewelry making can be an artistic outlet for amateurs or professionals. In Maryland, jewelry making classes are available at a variety of locations including bead stores, colleges and jewelry clubs. Instruction can range from simple beading techniques for the novice jewelry maker, to soldering and welding instruction for the more advanced artisan.
This two-hour Maryland jewelry class is held on Thursdays and Fridays for a typical cost of $15 to $17. Students must sign up for the class a minimum of five days before it starts, however, there’s no restriction to the amount of classes you must sign up for, making it a good choice for students who want to try out a jewelry making class before committing to a long-term session of classes. Instructors teach students to work with various types of beads including glass, wood and shell beads. Students gain instruction in creating necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The store also teaches individual classes upon request.
Gotta Luv Beads
348 Ritchie Highway, Suite A
Severna Park, MD 21146
Beginning Jewelry Making
The eight-week beginning jewelry making class includes about 20 hours of instruction in working with copper and silver to create jewelry pieces. In the evening class, students will be able to create jewelry they can take home and wear. The class fee and materials cost is about $200 and all the equipment you’ll need to create the jewelry is provided at each class session. Although this is an introductory course and open to the public, students learn advanced techniques such as how to solder, saw, pierce and set stone.
Gem Cutters Guild
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 116
Baltimore, MD 21211
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