Candy necklaces and ring pops look superb, but many people prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon: for $30, you can participate in a three-hour, beginning to intermediate fabrication class (a $65 value) at Jewelry Creations Workshop in Miami Shores.
During a beginning to intermediate metal-working crash course, students will learn how to properly wield a variety of hand tools, shape solder with a torch, and handle hammers to shape copper into an elegant ring. Expert metal-manipulators douse absorbent pupils with their abundant knowledge of piercing, stone setting, and finishing before setting them free to coerce metal on their own. Jewelry Creations Workshop's staff of friendly silversmiths are skilled at teaching the precision, attention to detail, and creativity required to craft fingerbling so sparkling it attracts hummingbirds. All materials and tools will be provided, including the copper needed to make your ring.
The Jewelry Creations Workshop prides itself on giving each student special attention; therefore, the class sizes are kept small (limited to three people) and instructors are equipped with safety goggles specially calibrated to notice and help struggling students, even if they're on the opposite side of a concrete wall. Space is limited, so call well in advance to schedule your classes.
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Jewelry Creations Workshop
At Jewelry Creations Workshop, carrying a torch for someone doesn't mean you have a crush on them—it means you're actually holding a torch for them while they tie their hair back and prepare to solder pieces of hand-made jewelry together. Named Best Jewelry Maker by the Miami New Times in 2013, the workshop team teaches wide-ranging techniques, from the aforementioned soldering to fold forming and enameling. Owner Steven Brownlee, who leads many of the sessions, has more than a decade of experience in the craft and uses it to teach cutting-edge techniques as well as the basics.
Upper East Side
8214 NE 7th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33138Get Directions