Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Jewelry Open Studio

Work on class or personal projects in the fully equipped studio with a trained monitor on hand.

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 4/17/2024 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wed, 4/17/2024


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Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


Open studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s finishing projects from classes or work on independent projects. Tools and basic shop supplies are available, and a safety monitor is always on duty. No formal instruction is given.


  • Registration is required.
  • Registration closes the night before at 11:59 pm (11:59 pm Sundays for Monday evening open studios, and 11:59 pm Tuesdays for Wednesday afternoon open studios).
  • There are seven spots available for general studio use and three spots for using the lapidary equipment. You can specify which type when you register. Please only have a blue checkmark by one of the options when you register.  Either "Member" or "Lapidary Equipment Use"


Bring your own towels. 


A skills card identifying the tools and equipment you're cleared to worth with is required. You can acquire one by attending one of these classes:

Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • If no registrants arrive by the end of the first hour, the monitor may close the studio. If you know you'll arrive more than an hour after the start time, email the registrar by 11:59 pm the day before.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jody Lyle

Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with more than 25 years' experience designing and making jewelry. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education through classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time. She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you. Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé. She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, and semi-precious and precious stones to create pieces to be worn and enjoyed. See her work and on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

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