Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class

Learn how to safely and efficiently use jewelers' tools through demonstration and guided, hands-on practice.

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 1/20/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sun, 1/21/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sat, 1/20/2024 - Sun, 1/21/2024

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Class, All Levels

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


Whether you are new to the craft or need a refresher, here's a way to become familiar with the Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio space and tools. 

The skills card skills that will be covered in this class include: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft, drilling, grinder, sander, and buffing wheel. We'll also discuss how to order materials and tools.

Through instructor demonstration and hands-on practice exercises, all of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and get you ready for project classes. You'll take home your sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Registration closes  Jan. 15


A $30 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all materials needed.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Sarah Jones

Sarah is a Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. She is a BARN founding member and Jewelry Studio programming and steering committee member.

Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning and printed information.

Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit

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