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Jewelry classes in phoenix az

Jewelry classes in phoenix az
Showing posts with label jewelry tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewelry tools. Show all posts

Jewelry Classes & Supplies Make Great Gifts! Discover Different Ways of Giving for the Holidays.

ring clamp - jewelry saw - bench pin

Are you already browsing for holiday gifts just to avoid the madness of the holiday rush at Christmas time? Or, are you dreading it because some of your loved ones are hard to shop for?
Maybe some combination of these?

Harold Studio can help you reduce your pre-holiday stress! We offer classes throughout the year. We have options for every skill level. From beginner, to intermediate and seasoned jewelry designer.  We also sell jewelry design supplies and tools at our studio in Phoenix, AZ.  All of these make great gifts!

Here’s a list of gift ideas for the creative soul in your life.

For the Beginner Jewelry Artist:

Jewelry 1 Class --This class covers all the basics a metalsmith jewelry artist needs to know to develop their craft. Hand sawing earrings, soldering to make a ring, to creating patinas textures and more. This 8-week class will help your novice loved one become proficient at the art of metal jewelry design.

 For the Mid-level to Seasoned Jewelry Artist:

We offer a range of classes that would satisfy the intermediate to seasoned jewelry artists. From making cuffs, to stacked rings and or cabochon rings and more, the options for creativity are plenty.

Another Gift Idea for The Seasoned Artisan:

For those who’ve experience working with torches and metalsmith tools, we also offer the option to rent studio space, so individuals can work on their own projects. We offer part-time rental options.
Harold Studio's work benches

Gifts for Everyone:

No matter what level of experience a jewelry designer has, they all appreciate new, quality tools and supplies. We carry popular essentials like cabochon stones, saw blades, bezel wire, polishing discs and more. If you’re not sure what to buy, we offer gift cards, too.

Harold Studio's Gift CardWhile these all make great gifts, the gift of learning and growing in one’s creativity is priceless!

If you have questions about our classes, or our studio rental options, feel free to contact us. Harold Studio wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!

Beautiful Jewelry, Lovable Cody, and Fun Toolboxes!

Lots of great jewelry was made at the studio this week!  Jewelry I, II, and II classes are plugging along and we have two new Jewelry I classes starting next week!  Cody did his fair share of assisting students with their jewelry projects too.  This week we are showing off some of the many different tool boxes/bins that we see in the studio!  We would love to see your tool boxes posted to our Facebook page!

Please take note of our new hours:
Mon/Tues: Closed
Wed:     2-8
Thurs: 12-6
Fri:      12-5
Sat:       9-5
Sun:    12-4

Hope to see you soon!

An amazing key necklace finished by Melanie in Graduate Jewelry for her friend Rebekah!

Love this silver case ring Carla finished in Jewelry 3.

Ann made this great prong set ring in Jewelry 3!  The shape is fabulous!

Amber made this beautiful silver bezel set Ruby ring in open studio!

Cody getting some love from Amber and of course being super helpful!

Diana made these fun copper textured earrings in Jewelry I.
Danielle hard at work during open studio time on Sunday!
 And the wonderful tool boxes that were in the studio on Sunday!

This is a common system around the studio.  The medium size craftsman open box.  

Valerie stays very organized with this box!

Deb's tool box keeps growing and is on wheels.  By the way she has another too!

Melanie's box has multiple layers.

Star's system works well for her and is super unique.  She wraps everything in bandanas.  I love it!

Lorena has a bright yellow standard tool box.  Very functional!


Photo of the Day: Potter USA

We are in Tucson this week at the JOGS gem show and having a wonderful time! When I knew for sure we would be exhibitors at the show, I made plans to meet up with Kevin Potter of Potter USA. Kevin is a jeweler who makes tools for the jeweler and hobbyist. I first heard about his products through my sister who volunteered for an organization called Seeds for Autism which gives vocational training(like jewelry making) for adults with autism. Seeds for Autism has a hydraulic press that she would rave about. After meeting Kevin at this year's SNAG conference and seeing his press in action, I knew it was only a matter of time before I got one for the studio! Long story short, I picked up our press during a free minute today and can't wait to use it!
Along with all the heavy machinery of Kevin's shop, is one of our presses above. We got a blue one.

Kevin uses all of this machinery to make amazing tools for jewelers and hobbyists. He definitely makes our lives a lot easier and is a wealth of information on the jewelry industry.

I'll keep everyone updated with how the press is working out at the studio when we get it there!