LIVE Workshops & ONLINE CLASSES
“Jim you are an excellent teacher with a mastery of your craft and artistic sensitivity. Your teaching style is patient, engaging, and hands-on. You kept our workshop moving and focused without being rigid. I can’t recommend you and your workshops highly enough.”
– Mendocino Art Center, California
Enjoy Hands On Classes With Jim
Welcome to Jim Dailing’s custom jewelry workshop, where we provide an unmatched level of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm in our hands-on classes. With over 30 years of experience crafting unique and personalized jewelry pieces, Jim has traveled extensively across the country to share his passion for creating custom rings and necklaces.
Our classes are kept small to ensure that each student receives personalized attention, and we offer both live and online workshops to accommodate different schedules and preferences. Whether you are interested in learning the art of gold alloy, wax carving for bezel-set gemstones, stone setting without prongs, or other techniques, our workshops are designed to provide you with the skills and confidence to create beautiful and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
In addition to our scheduled workshops, we also offer group instruction for schools and other organizations. If you are interested in scheduling a custom workshop or have any questions about our classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to discuss your needs and help you find the perfect workshop to suit your goals.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and start your journey towards becoming a skilled jewelry artisan!
Details Instructor: Jim Dailing When: Monday November 6th, 2023 — 4 days, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST Where:321 W Ben White Blvd #204, Austin TX 78704 Registration: Click here for more. Cost $925 About the class This 4-day class teaches you how to hand-carve wax models for...
About the class This 4-day class teaches you how to hand-carve wax models for larger faceted stones under the guidance of experienced Instructor and Metalsmith Jim Dailing. We will cover design options, structural needs for durability and longevity, the various...
Discover the world of gold alloy and jewelry making in this 2-day workshop. Learn to alloy different karats and colors of gold, and create a series of simple stacking rings using fusing and gold soldering techniques. Gain confidence in working with this beautiful and precious metal.
This two-day virtual class, taught by Jim Dailing, is an introduction to working with tool steel and creating tools from scratch, as well as modifying existing tools. Day one focuses on working with water-hardened tool steel, making stone setting and chasing tools, and a center punch. Day two focuses on modifying existing tools. Basic jewelry skills are required, and the class costs $150. It will be held on July 18 and July 25, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern Time Zone.
This virtual class teaches students how to hand carve wax prototypes for larger faceted stones in jewelry design. Topics include design options, structural aspects, wax types, tool needs, and working in a specific aesthetic. The class concludes with finishing the wax model and proper spruing for high-quality casting. Casting is not covered.
This live 3-day online course will focus on bead and flush stone setting processes, individual student needs and “Street Gemology.” Classes are 2 hours with a combination of lecture and live demonstration. Hands-on stone setting and practice will be on your own outside of class.