Jewelry Making Classes NYC

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 Jewelry Design - All Levels

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Learn how to design and create handmade jewelry. You will learn how to use studio tools and many fabrication techniques for working with metals such as gold, sterling silver, copper, silver nickel and/or brass. You'll also learn: How to design jewelry How to think and see as a jeweler Filing  Forming Joining Soldering Chain making Granulation Filing Shapes Ring Sizing Sanding Wax Carving Polishing Texturing Stone Setting...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Jewelry Making - Silver Package

Alzerina Jewelry @ 225 E 95th St, New York, NY 10128

Are you looking to put your creativity in to action? Then this jewelry class is definitely for you. Either if you are looking to make professional jewelry or just for a hobby then you have find the right jewelry class. Come and enjoy this 60-minute fabulous, in-depth jewelry making class where you will learn how to make unique and gorgeous jewelry for everyday wear and those special nights out. Course includes: Introduction to beading Wire...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 4–5pm Eastern Time

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Weeks Intermediate & Advanced)

The Benlolo Studio @ 347 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

A world-class jeweler creates a unique teaching studio environment with personalized instruction for intermediate and advanced jewelry making and jewelry design.  Sampling of instruction: Make a ring, earrings, broach or pendant. Wax technique for casting into metal. Fabrication in gold, silver or platinum. Twisted wire technique. Bezel, prong, burnish settings. Learn to identify gemstones and diamonds. Average class size is just 4-6...

Thursday Oct 12th, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Jewelry Design/Making (4 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

The Benlolo Studio @ 347 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

A world-class jeweler creates a unique teaching studio environment with personalized instruction. This class is suited for Beginner jewelry making and jewelry design.  What you will make/learn: Make a ring or pendant.  Wax technique for casting into metal. Fabrication in gold or silver.  Bezel setting.  Learn to identify gemstones and diamonds.  Average class size is just 4-6 so each student gets maximum...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Jewelry Design/Making (6 Weeks Beginner & Intermediate)

The Benlolo Studio @ 347 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

A world-class jeweler creates a unique teaching studio environment with personalized instruction. This class is suited for Beginner jewelry making and jewelry design.  Sampling of instruction: Make a ring or pendant. Wax technique for casting into metal. Fabrication in gold or silver. Bezel setting. Learn to identify gemstones and diamonds. Average class size is just 4-6 so each student gets maximum attention. Each student’s...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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Jewelry Making: Late Fall Semester

Jewelry Arts Inc @ 22 E 49th St., New York, NY 10017

All once a week classes are taught through one-on-one instruction geared to your skill level and interests, whether you are a complete beginner or advanced metalsmith. Since our instructors work with you individually, you never have to worry about keeping up with a class that is moving too quickly or too slowly for your comfort. Just sign up for the class time that best fits your schedule. Your instructors have years of team teaching experience...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

One Day Jewelry Making (DIY Diamond Ring)

Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Design School @ 319 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

The one day class is an experience for people who want to be exposed to jewelry production. Under the guidance of the teacher, you will create a small ring and set a diamond for 3 hours. It is possible to engrave your initials and a date to make this piece an original. This course is recommended for those who want to make a handmade gift for their unforgettable trip to New York also a great class to make their one of a kind couple ring, wedding...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 3–6pm Eastern Time


7 sessions

Wood and Resin Jewelry Making

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401

Instructor Kathy Prisco will be giving a multifaceted class on making jewelry using a variety of techniques over the course of four evenings. The first week Kathy will give demonstrations and students have an opportunity to experiment with a scroll saw, mixing and pouring epoxy resin, and gluing up thin pieces of wood and hand turning wooden rings and bracelets. Students will also learn some rudimentary techniques for assembling jewelery. ...

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Polymer Clay Jewelry

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Polymer clay is one of the most exciting new art materials of our time. Available in many beautiful colors, it is a fine plastic modeling compound that can be baked to a permanent medium. There is no need for major outlay on a kiln or expensive tools—just a convection oven and items you have at home. Polymer clay can be used for making jewelry, home decorations, scrapbooking, sculpture, miniatures, mosaics, baskets, dolls and more. Bring your...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

DIY Everyday Earrings

EatMetal, Inc. @ 720 Monroe St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Design and Create a pair of everyday earrings. Learn basic forming, hammering textures, jump rings, soldering, and finishing. Use sterling silver to make earrings. All tools and materials included in the cost of the workshop. And you get to bring the bling home! Materials subject to change. DIY schedule Friday - 6:00-8:30 Sat. 9-11;30, 12-2:30, 3-5:30, 6-8:30 Please note that price rate depends on the no. of seats to be purchased. ...

Friday Oct 6th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Introduction to Silversmithing

Liloveve @ 457 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This 6-week class is a fun, fast-paced introduction to creating handmade jewelry. Students are familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working in sterling silver. Soldering, sawing and filing shapes, forming and joining, ring sizing, polishing and basic stone setting will be practiced in class. Students are encouraged to explore creativity within design parameters while learning the fundamentals of technique to allow...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Soldering (Beginner)

Bushwick Jewelry Casting @ 63 Woodward Ave, New York, NY 11385

Soldering (Silver or Gold soldering) is a very important technique in jewelry making. Not to be confused with soft or lead soldering.  Soldering is used to fabricate pieces (and fabrication simply means creating jewelry from metal using wire, sheet or other elements), putting on jump rings (which is a good way to attach into a chain), attaching earring backs, stone settings, and finding or hardware that you might need on jewelry—a lot of...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

Intro to Jewelry Casting

Bushwick Jewelry Casting @ 63 Woodward Ave, New York, NY 11385

Learn the age old technique of lost wax carving – a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewelry by carving jewelry out of wax, then creating a mold of the wax, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid silver version of your wax mold. A great class for anyone interested in making jewelry or small sculpture. In the class, all students will learn to carve and shape the wax into different shapes and design whole...

Monday Oct 16th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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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 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.