Halstead’s Preferred Teacher Class List

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!

2019 Update: We are in the process of updating this list for 2019. Stay tuned for more additions!

 

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

Julie Sanford – Our 2019 Featured Artist

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 3, 2019: Now That’s a Jig! Presents: Sterling Cage Link Bracelet
  • June 3, 2019: Prong Settings for Rough Natural Stones
  • June 4, 2019: Hammered Link and Bead Necklace Beginner Class
  • June 4, 2019: Setting the Bar: Bezel-Set Faceted Oval Pendant
  • June 5, 2019: Replicating Nature: Casting and Fabricating Natural Forms
  • June 6, 2019: Prong Set Petals: Open Work Earrings With Rose Cut Stones
  • June 6, 2019: Trilogy: Prong-Set Triple Band Gemstone Ring
  • June 7, 2019: Pierced Leaf Pendant Beginner Class
  • June 7, 2019: Recycling Silver
  • June 8, 2019: Beachcomber Ring
  • June 8, 2019: Pearl Party Pendant Beginner Class

March 5-10, 2019: Metals Retreat at the Makery – Austin, TX

  • All inclusive metal immersion and Texas entertainment retreat.

Classes available at Studio JSD:

  • Fabrication 1: Multiple offerings in 2019. 5 weeks, 1 day/week classes
  • Fabrication 2: Multiple offerings in 2019. Offered as a 2 day intensive class or 5 weeks, 1 day/week class
  • Fabrication 3: August 5 & 6, 2019 – 2-day intensive class for those who have taken Fab 1 and Fab 2
  • Fabrication 4: August 7 & 8, 2019 – More details to come

More with Julie Sanford: Jeweler’s Saw 102, School Profile: Studio JSD, Video: Sawing Tips

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

Jeff Fulkerson

February 2019:

April 25-29, 2019: Maleku Jewelry – Greenville, NC

May 3 – 5, 2019: Grand River Bead Studio – Lakewood, OH

More with Jeff Fulkerson: Tips for Making Jewelry, Around the Studio

Michael David Sturlin is a studio jewelry artist, goldsmith, writer, educator, and industry consultant with more than 40 years experience in the industry. He travels the country to teach classes and holds in-depth retreats in his Scottsdale, AZ studio.

Michael David Sturlin

Spring 2020 Retreats (these fill quickly!)

  • January 15 – 19, 2020: Session A
  • February 3 – 7, 2020: Session B
  • February 24 – 28, 2020: Session C
  • March 9 – 13, 2020: Session D 

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.

Brenda Schweder

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 2, 2019: Now That’s A Jig! Presents: Blanks for Makers 1
  • June 2, 2019: Now That’s A Jig! Presents: Mid-Century Modern Jewelry
  • June 3, 2019: Now That’s A Jig! Presents: Faux Filigree Pendant
  • June 4, 2019: Now That’s A Jig! Presents: Only The Starter Kit101 — The Whole SheBang
  • June 8, 2019: Now That’s A Jig! Presents: Blanks for Makers 2

More with Brenda Schweder: Multistrand Necklace

 

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

Eva Sherman

February 2019:

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 2, 2019: Stone Garden Cuff
  • June 3, 2019: Petal to the Metal Ring
  • June 3, 2019: Three Stone Ring
  • June 3, 2019: The Lasso Ring
  • June 4, 2019: Metal Morphing Saddle Ring
  • June 4, 2019: Metal Morphing Cuff
  • June 4, 2019: Playing with Fire
  • June 5, 2019: Rocks and Rings Cuff
  • June 6, 2019: Stone Garden Cuff
  • June 6, 2019: Stone Garden Ring
  • June 7, 2019: Creating with Castings
  • June 7, 2019: Inked
  • June 8, 2019: Go Big or Go Home
  • June 8, 2019: Playing with Fire

 

More with Eva: Spectacular Soldered Rings, On the Cover of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

 

 

Kim St. Jean spends most of her year traveling the country teaching jewelry making classes. She lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Kim St.Jean

February 2019: JOGS Jewelry Show  – Tucson, AZ

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 2, 2019: That’s a Wrap
  • June 2, 2019: Adjustable Button Pearl Ring
  • June 3, 2019: Sterling Feather Cuff
  • June 3, 2019: Bubble Cast Earrings
  • June 4, 2019: Vine and Grapes Pendant
  • June 4, 2019: Stonehinge II
  • June 5, 2019: Horse Cuff
  • June 6, 2019: Scrimshaw
  • June 7, 2019: Mirror Image Earrings
  • June 7, 2019: Shadowbox Pendant
  • June 8, 2019: Adjustable Button Pearl Ring
  • June 8, 2019: Soldering Trifecta
  • June 9, 2019: Mirror Image Earrings

 

Gwen Youngblood is an artist and instructor from San Antonio, TX. She invented Riveting Essentials by Wubbers

Gwen Youngblood

2019 Scheduled TBA

More from Gwen Youngblood: Riveted Pendant

 

 

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

Debora Mauser

February 2019:

March 2019: Sas by Design – Long Beach, Miss. – March 22 – 24

 

 

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

Candie Cooper

2019 Schedule TBA

More from Candie Cooper: Texturing Metal

 

Anne Havel is an enamelist and metalsmith. She lives in Vermont.

Anne Havel

April 2019:

May 2019: 

July 2019: 

August 2019: 

  • August 5 -7, 2019: Torch Firing – The Enamelist Society – Eugene, OR
  • August 9 – 11, 2019: All Fired Up: Who Knew a Torch Could Do All This! – B Golden Jewelry School – Salt Lake City, UT
  • August 16 – 18, 2019: All Fired Up: Who Knew a Torch Could Do All This! – Alaska Metal Arts Guild – Anchorage, AK

September 2019: 

October 2019: 

 

Helen Driggs is a metalsmith, artist and writer with a new book released in October 2018 – find it here. She lives in New Jersey.

Helen Driggs

February 2019: JOGS Jewelry Show – Tucson, AZ

May 2019: Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program – Williamsburg, MA

Spring 2019: Haddon Twp. Adult School – Westmont, NJ

  • Artisan Jewelry Making Level One: Wednesday, weekly 2/20 – 4/17
  • Artisan Jewelry Making Level Two: Thursday, Weekly 2/21 – 4/18

 

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

Richard Salley

January 6-12, 2019: Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

February 2019: Vivi Magoo – Tucson, AZ

July 2019: Studio JSD – Grand Haven, MI

  • July 12, 2019: Shadowbox Bracelet
  • July 13, 2019: Keeper of Secrets Pendant
  • July 14, 2019: The Poison Ring

More from Richard Salley: How the Light Gets In

 

 

Ed and Martha Biggar are masters of glass and metal clay. They live in Virginia. 

Ed & Martha Biggar – The Shedio

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 4, 2019: Beginner Soft Glass Beadmaking
  • June 5, 2019: Beginner Carving Of Metal Clay
  • June 5, 2019: Fancy Fused Glass: Faux Opal
  • June 6, 2019: Beginning Fused Glass
  • June 6, 2019: Personal Polymer Plates And 960 Silver Metal Clay
  • June 7, 2019: Beginner Elements And Principles Of Design Fri.
  • June 7, 2019: Mastering Lentil Beads
  • June 8, 2019: Beginner Hard Glass Beadmaking

 

Author/Instructor Steven James specializes in enameling. He lives in California.

Steven James

February 2019: JOGS Jewelry Show – Tucson, AZ

June 2019: Bead & Button – Milwaukee, WI

  • June 4, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Bouquet Garni
  • June 4, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Textured Enamels
  • June 4, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: The Raindrop Pendant
  • June 5, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Raku Enameling
  • June 5, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Scratch Art Earrings
  • June 6, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Meteorites
  • June 6, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Bubble Earrings
  • June 7, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling
  • June 7, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: Sand Cast Enamels
  • June 7, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: The Girls
  • June 8, 2019: Discover Torch Enameling: The Cairn Pendant

 

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

Kate Richbourg

Febuary 2019: JOGS Jewelry Show – Tucson, AZ

 

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

Melissa Muir

2019 Schedule TBA

More from Melissa Muir: Video: Tube Setting

 

 

Tammy Honaman is a regular contributor to articles, books, and TV program in the jewelry making world. She teaches and demonstrates both nationally and internationally. She is the editor of Beadwork magazine.

March 29 – 31, 2019: Charmed I’m Sure Studio – Mechanicsburg, PA

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