Introduction to Jewelry - Skills Class

  • Saturday, April 08, 2023
  • Sunday, April 09, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, April 08, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, April 09, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE040823SJ
  • 6


  • $338 Tuition + $30 Materials Fee
  • $260 Tuition + $30 Materials Fee

    Registration will close on April 6th


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

About this Class

This class is for students of all experience levels to become familiar with the Jewelry Studio space and tools.

Start with a studio tour/facility walk-through and learn about the studio's guidelines, safety protocols and policies. Learn how to order materials and tools, acquire a Jewelry Studio skills card, and all about open studio.

Skills covered 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, and buffing wheel. All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student takes home their sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.

This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 


  • Experience level: All levels. No jewelry experience is necessary. 
  • Registration closes April 6.
  • Bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 

Class Policies


Sarah Jones 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 and resources for her students to refer to when practicing their new skills. 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 at:

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