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What is the Jewelry Area?

This category includes pages that talk about jewelry or lampglass, whether or not metalsmithing is involved.

The Hot Craft Studio is a fully functional studio for jewelry/metalsmithing and lampglass. There are tools and equipment specific for each discipline for members to work independently, weekly classes and weekend workshops. Private instruction is also available.

The term “metalsmithing” is combined with jewelry as it is fabricating small metal objects using jewelry fabrication skills and tools.

The metalsmithing and jewelry area is shared with the hot glass working area, so be sure to check the class schedule for jewelry and class schedule for glass work to ensure the area is available for use.

The Jewelry area provides tools to fabricate jewelry, embellishment and adornment.

Treat tools and equipment carefully and put them back, clean, where you found them so they will be there next time!


Brass Box:Metalsmithing

Metalsmithing (available in the Hot Craft Studio) is the fabrication of small objects -- using the tools within Jewelry, although the finished objects are not necessarily jewelry items. Jewelry means anything that exists for adornment.

If you're interested in CNC or larger chunks of metal, that's usually called metalworking.

The metalsmithing and jewelry area is shared with the hot glass working area, so be sure to check the class schedule for both jewelry and glass classes to ensure the area is available for use.

Common Metalsmithing Skills



  • Buffing station with hooded exhaust (tapered mandrels, provide your own buffs/compounds)
  • 6" bench shear for non-ferrous metals includes round-stock shearing hole
  • 4" flat rolling mill
  • 6 Acetylene/air torches (Smith brand with #0 and #1 tips)
  • 6 Flex-shaft machines with foot controls and #30-style hand pieces
  • Pumice pans and fire brick for soldering/annealing
  • Electric pickle pots
  • Jeweler's saw frames
  • Bench pins w/ anvil surfaces
  • Pliers and cutters
  • Small general purpose vise
  • Anvil (50lb)
  • Disc cutters
  • Large heat-resistant work area with exhaust hood
  • A forming area with a variety of small anvils, blocks, hammers, mallets and punches
  • A fully-outfitted jeweler's bench for instructors and advanced users


  • Oxy/propane quick connect torches
  • Tools for working with glass
  • Specialty glasses
  • Annealing kiln
  • Ventilation

Consumables Provided

  • Acetylene
  • Oxy/Propane

Consumables Not provided

  • Solder, flux, metals, etc
  • Buffs and compounds
  • Saw blades
  • Bits and burrs for the flex-shaft machines. (a miscellaneous assortment may be available at any given time.)
  • Glass

Buying Consumables

Karen Christians, Cleverwerx in space #63 stocks some consumables for sale. Private lessons are available with Karen Christians at $40 per hour, 3 hour minimum. Please contact her at


Classes offered in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Lampglass Area. See Artisan’s Asylum Website for registration.

Weekly Jewelry Classes

One class per week for 5 weeks, with one weekend day TBA

Jewelry I

PreReq: None Learn the basics of jewelry fabrication techniques. These include piercing, drilling, silver soldering, filing, forming, photoetching and cold connections. Students will fabricate a metal applique for a sketchbook cover. A material fee will be charged.

Jewelry II

PreReq: Jewelry I or Equivelent: Build on the foundations learned in Jewelry I to fabricate a bezel set ring with a stone, a spinning ring and hollow formed ring in sterling silver, brass and copper. A material fee will be charged.

Jewelry III

PreReq: Jewelry II or Equivalent: Self directed projects with assistance of an instructor.

Workshops Offered Year Round

Area Etiquette

Put things back where they came from. Where do they come from? Stay tuned.

Common Hot Craft Skills


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