Halstead’s Preferred Teacher Class List For 2018

Our industry friends are traveling the country this year to bring jewelry making classes to a town near you. See below for a list of all the ones we know about right now. We’ll continue adding to the list! Taking jewelry making classes is a great way to learn a new skill or expand on something you already like to do. Invite a friend to join you or make a some new ones in the class. Either way, get ready to have some fun as you hone your skills. All of these experienced instructors are passionate about what they do and their love for jewelry making shines through!


Jeff Fulkerson has been creating imaginative jewelry for over 30 years. An artist, instructor and inventor, he lives in San Diego, CA.

Jeff Fulkerson – Our 2018 Featured Teacher

February 2018: Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in The Desert – Tucson, AZ

May 18-20, 2018: Bead Studio – Lakewood, OH

Fallbrook School of the Arts – Fallbrook, CA


Artist Julie Sanford teaches classes across the country and owns Studio JSD in Grand Haven, Michigan.


Brenda Schweder hosts Facebook Live demo’s every week and is the inventor of Now That’s a Jig! and Now That’s a Pliers! She lives in Wisconsin.


Author Eva Sherman left architecture for beads and hasn’t looked back! She owns Grand River Beads in Cleveland, Ohio.




Debora Mauser specializes in wirework and has a class on Craftsy. She lives in North Carolina.

Debora Mauser

January 2018: Colors of the Stone – Tucson, AZ

February 2018: Sas by Design – Long Beach, MS

March 2018: Grand River Beads – Lakewood, OH

October 2018: Metal in Motion Beach Retreat – Surf City, NC



Candie Cooper is an author and instructor with a weekly Facebook Live show. She lives in Indiana.

Candie Cooper

January 2018: Colors of the Stone – Tucson, AZ


Anne Havel is an enamellist, metalsmith and lampworker. She lives in Vermont.

Anne Havel

February 2018: Karen Hartwell Designs Studio – Clinton, MA

March 2018: Denver School of Metal Arts – Denver, CO

June 2018: Snowfarm the New England Craft Program – Williamsburg, MA

September 2018: Touchstone Center for Crafts – Farmington, PA


Helen Driggs is a metalsmith, artist and writer with a new book due out in Fall 2018. She lives in New Jersey.


Richard Salley is an expert metalsmith and seasoned instructor. He lives in California.

Richard Salley

February 2018: Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in The Desert – Tucson, AZ

March 2018: Spring Beads – Spring, TX

April 2018: Quench Jewelry Arts – Minneapolis, MN

May 2018: Boulder Metalsmithing Association – Boulder, CO

June 2018
1-3  Flux Metal Arts – Cleveland, OH
8-10 Mythic Silver Jewelry Design Studio – Dayton, OH

July 2018
13-15 Studio JSD  – Grand Haven, MI
20-22 Shake Rag Alley – Mineral Point, WI

August 2018
11-12 Tuscarora Lapidary Society – Brookhaven, PA
15-19 Beadfest – Oaks, PA
25-26 Diane Weimer Studio – Long Beach, CA

September 2018
21-23  Quench Jewelry Arts – Minneapolis, MN
28-30 Guilded Lynx – Ridgefield, CT

October 2018: Art Metal Makers – Wild Acres, NC

November 2018: Metal Arts Guild of Georgia – Atlanta,GA





Kate Richbourg is a Jill-of-all-Trades. She lives in California.


Melissa Muir is a well-known metalsmith and online teacher.

Melissa Muir

April 4-7th: Glass Craft & Bead Expo – Las Vegas, NV

  • Intro To Soldering I
  • Intro To Soldering II: Orbits
  • Intro To Soldering III: Bezel Set Rings
  • Bezel and Tube Set Pendant
  • Earrings – Cut, Form and Solder
  • This and That Pendant
  • Freeform Bezel Set Cuff
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