Lifelong Learning Jewelry Maker Series

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Go from Nervous Novice to Jewelry Genius

The Jewelry Maker series The Jewelry Maker series is a unique opportunity for the budding jeweler to learn from professional jewelers while developing technical skills and creative thinking. Through hands-on instruction and practice, you will reach new creative heights in your skills and style. Get experience with studio equipment, learn a wide variety of jewelry-making techniques, and gain an understanding of the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing. These classes will teach you to create your own basic jewelry pieces through fire, clay, hammering, weaving, and more. This series will enable you to develop your vocabulary, skills, and confidence through hands-on learning, as well as prepare you to practice independently and continue growing on your own!

What are Series?
A collection of curated classes that speak to a certain subject. If you are interested in this subject matter, then this series is the place to be. This program is designed as a guide for choosing classes so that you can have a breadth and depth of the subject knowledge. Take enough classes and earn a digital badge to show off your status as a Lifelong Learner!

What is a badge?
A Badge is a digital award that is proof of your pursuit of knowledge. Some folks pursue these badges for a personal sense of accomplishment and a guiding way to select courses relevant to their interests. Others like to share their accolades on LinkedIn as a way to round out their resume. So, don't let the girl scouts have all the fun, start earning badges as an adult!

What is the Criteria for earning a Badge?
Take any nine classes listed in the series and submit a badge request.

What order should I take the classes?
In any order you'd like! The Series was made to help you explore a certain subject and take it any way you want.

What if I don't complete this in a semester?
No worries! You can take classes over multiple semesters to obtain your badge.

There aren't enough classes listed in this series to earn a badge
The classes listed below are what is currently being offered. Some classes aren't offered every semester (our instructors need vacation time too!). You're welcome to retake a class, or wait until next semester opens for enrollment.

*New classes are added every term. Check back here to see what's new!


Class Title Start Date(s)
Handwoven Earrings: Seed Beads and Color (LLCFT 352) Notify me!
Lapidary: Cutting and Polishing Stones for Jewelry (LLCFT 385) Multiple
Lost Wax Casting for Jewelry (LLCFT 367) 4/04, 6/20
Metalsmithing I (LLCFT 229) 5/14, 5/16
Metalsmithing II (LLCFT 353) 3/05, 7/09
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