LIVE Workshops & ONLINE CLASSES

Workshops

“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!

Live Workshops

ONLINE CLASSES

Stonesetting without Prongs – Street Gemology – Dec. 15-17

Stonesetting without Prongs – Street Gemology – Dec. 15-17

Jim is offering a 3-day online course on bead and flush stone setting processes, individual student needs, and “Street Gemology.” The course will cover gemstone setting types and gem purchasing, properties, and techniques. The classes will be held on December 15, 16, and 17 from 1-3 pm (PST) and will be a combination of lecture and live demonstrations. The course is designed for intermediate or higher-level students that have basic skills and have their own workspace set up already. The tuition is $240. Fifteen student capacity.

Stonesetting without Prongs – Street Gemology – Nov. 17-19

Stonesetting without Prongs – Street Gemology – Nov. 17-19

Jim is offering a 3-day online course on bead and flush stone setting processes, individual student needs, and “Street Gemology.” The course will cover gemstone setting types and gem purchasing, properties, and techniques. The classes will be held on November 17, 18, and 19 from 1-3 pm (PST) and will be a combination of lecture and live demonstrations. The course is designed for intermediate or higher-level students that have basic skills and have their own workspace set up already. The tuition fee for the course is $240, and the capacity is limited to 15 students.

July 18+25, 2023 Toolmaking for Jewelers – Virtual Class

July 18+25, 2023 Toolmaking for Jewelers – Virtual Class

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.