What You'll Get
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 $45, you'll learn to make a silver ring during two three-hour beginners' classes (a $140 value) at Jewelry Creations Workshop in Shorecrest.
During your metal-working crash course, you'll learn to wield a variety of metalsmithing hand tools, manipulate solder with a torch, and handle hammers to shape silver into an elegant ring. 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 silver needed to make your ring (a $10 value).
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Under 18 must have adult sign waiver. By appointment only. 48-hour cancellation or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.