Jewelry Making Classes Los Angeles

Discover your creative side and learn the art of jewelry making with a wide range of classes in Los Angeles. From basic techniques to advanced designs, these courses will teach you the skills to create stunning pieces and unleash your artistic potential.

2 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Dichroic Disco

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

It’s all about the BLING BABY! Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Dichroic glass. Make a small jewelry piece, try the acid etch process, and make Angel Tears. Drilling holes in glass and adding bails will be demonstrated. Price includes all supplies for the in class projects. Additional Dichroic Glass will be available for purchase.

Sunday Oct 22nd, 9:30–11am Pacific Time

Hammered Earring (Virtual Private)

EatMetal, Inc. @ Virtual classroom - Zoom

Hammer textured Earrings. In this Virtual class, we will meet via Zoom. You will attend a live demonstration of how to make earrings. You will learn how to make a jump ring, how to forge, how to solder, how to make findings for the earring and finishing. We will have an open forum for questions and answers. Materials and techniques will be discussed in the meeting. Upon registration, a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to the email you provide...

Thursday Oct 5th, 4–9pm Eastern Time

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Jewelry-Making Basics from A to Z

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Earrings! Bracelets! Necklaces! Learn how to create your own custom jewelry, as well as repair old pieces. In a hands-on workshop that covers stringing beads, attaching clasps, wire-wrapping and looping, pearl knotting, bead weaving, and chain maille, you’ll make two pieces of jewelry each week, and take home instructions for future projects.  Bring to class a small towel and any jewelry tools you already own. Do NOT buy any new tools until...

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3 sessions

Jewelry Making

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA 91754

Learn step by step techniques to make beautiful jewelry designs with wires over "semi-precious" beads. Participants will learn to attach beads with solderless wire linking techniques to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces.  Class will also cover how to make your jump rings, spacers, charms and clasps with a particular design. Wire wrapping is a hobby that can easily be used for profit.  Required Materials: Please bring round nose pliers,...

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Jewelry & Geology Earring Making With Crystals

Alyson Jon Life @ Virtual Classroom

Jewelry & Geology Earring Making With Crystals & Minerals Join this virtual craft workshop creating two pairs of dangle earrings using crystals and minerals along with other makers. Learn simple jewelry-making techniques and a bit of geology about the stones you will be working with. Order your kit today. You can even pick up if you’re local. Together we will create and learn with this relaxing craft. This workshop is perfect for beginners....

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Pinterest in Real Life: Metal Jewelry Making 101

Urban Elective @ 671 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

In this class, students will learn the basics of metal jewelry making. We will cover basic tools and uses as well as the basic forming methods. By the end of the course students will be able to hand forge their own pendants, rings, earrings, etc. Materials Fee: $30 per student payable via check or cash on the first day of class that will cover pliers, hammers, saws, benchpins, metal, etc.

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5 sessions

Jewelry Making & Repair Workshop

Irie Vibes Artists Space @ 600-698 North Park Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

Learn to make your own jewelry. Fix broken jewelry, turn old favorite pieces into new pieces you'll wear again.  Start Collecting all your old broken jewelry in a shoe box and bring it to class. Share pieces you don't wear. Lost your favorite earring? Turn it into a necklace or learn to Wrap Stones...the opportunities are endless.

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DIY Jewelry Making: Rings

Aingeel-Z Jewelry & Accessories @ 340 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802

This Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making Class features making a metal wrap bracelet so your fingers will bling while receiving hands on guidance while socializing and sipping wine!  Learn the basics of jewelry making and leave with an amazing handmade wrapped ring!  This class is the perfect gift to give.  Great for lovers and friends alike! Choose from our extensive archive of stones, beads, components, and materials! Enjoy Wine while...

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Jewelry: Make Your Own Clasps & Findings

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

NEW! Make your jewelry designs truly unique! Find out how to hand-forge your own clasps, ear wires, connectors, and links. Learn specific uses in jewelry for several gauge sizes of soft copper wire. Start making your own distinctive signature designs by handcrafting your jewelry components! Tools provided for use in class. Note: This class also has a $25 materials fee that will be collected at the beginning of class

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Survey of 20th Century Women Artists Jewelry Making

Alyson Jon Life @ 1713 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106

I am joining forces once again with Remainders Creative Reuse in Pasadena to teach a jewelry making class inspired by the work of Suzanne Belperron. Materials will be provided by Remainders, a nonprofit that accepts material donations to provide material resources for local creators and educators. It’s upcycling in action. I will be teaching beginner jewelry making to make a simple necklace.  This class is one in a series of classes taught...

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Jewelry Making: Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelets

Aingeel-Z Jewelry & Accessories @ 340 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802

This Jewelry Making Class features making a leather beaded wrap bracelet so your Sunday will be spent creating with hands on guidance while socializing and sipping wine!  Learn the basics of jewelry making and leave with an amazing handmade beaded leather wrap!  This class is the perfect gift to give.  Great for lovers and friends alike! Choose from our extensive archive of stones, beads, components, and materials! Enjoy Wine while...

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Jewelry Making - Basic Wire Wrapping

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Learn step by step basic wire-wrapping techniques to make beautiful and unique jewelry designs with wires.  In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to use the tools needed for wire wrapping to construct and finish one bracelet. Wire wrapping is a fun hobby that could easily turn into a profitable side job.  

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Wine & Design Jewelry Making: Wire Wrap Ring

Aingeel-Z Jewelry & Accessories @ 340 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802

This Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making Class features making a metal wrap bracelet so your fingers will bling while receiving hands on guidance while socializing and sipping wine! Learn the basics of jewelry making and leave with an amazing handmade wrapped ring! This class is the perfect gift to give. Great for lovers and friends alike! Choose from our extensive archive of stones, beads, components, and materials! Enjoy Wine while you create your...

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Jewelry Making - Wire Knotting, Macramé & Beads

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Macramé with wire!  Learn step by step basic wire knotting techniques including beads in a gorgeous macramé jewelry design.  In this hands-on class, you'll learn how the techniques of macramé with wire to construct and finish one bracelet.  Jewelry making is a fun hobby that can easily turn into a profitable side job. 

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Discover the Best Jewelry Making Classes in Los Angeles

Jewelry making involves the creation of decorative items to be used as wearables. Jewelry can be made from a variety of materials, including clay, glass, beads, metal, and plastic, among many more. There are a variety of items that can be made as jewelry. This might include necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and watches. The tools and techniques you need to know to make your own jewelry vary widely depending on the type of jewelry you’re making and the material you are making it from. While so many factors might seem daunting, jewelry making is a hobby that can be simple and very beginner friendly. There are many entry points to the craft with options to improve your skills with more advanced techniques, should you wish to make more complex pieces. 

Why You Should Learn Jewelry Making in Los Angeles

There are many reasons for picking up a new hobby. Many people find that learning to make jewelry increases their feelings of happiness and accomplishment. Getting into the flow of physical motions involved in jewelry making can also have a meditative effect that releases stress. The combined increase in dopamine and the release of stress chemicals have been reported to temporarily boost the immune system. Overall, engaging in an enjoyable hobby is a great mood booster. 

Starting a new hobby can also increase your social circle. Many people turn to in-person or online communities for guidance and inspiration when picking up a new craft. These communities can be excellent sources of support and motivation. It’s even possible for long-life friends to be made through these connections. 

Jewelry making can become a new source of income. When someone becomes passionate and skilled in a hobby, that hobby often becomes a side hustle. This new source of income can be enough to cover the cost of a hobbyist's supplies and tools. Others earn enough from their hobby to equate to a part or full time job. It should be noted that not everyone chooses to monetize jewelry making, and that’s okay! What’s important is the value an individual personally receives from the craft.

In-Person Jewelry Making Classes in Los Angeles

Residents can find several in-person jewelry making classes in Los Angeles. Many of these courses are open to pure beginners and jewelry makers of all skill levels. 

Jewel City Beads

Jewel City Beads is a store and studio located in Montrose that carries a variety of jewelry supplies and specializes in beads made from a variety of materials, including gemstone, bone, shell, pearl, and crystal. Classes are open to jewelers of all levels, including hobbyists and experienced designers. 

Basic Beading is an ideal class for beginning jewelers. Students get to create their own designs and learn proper techniques for making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using beads. Other classes previously held by Jewel City Beads include wire wrapped necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Classes are designed for either beginners or all skill levels. Check online or stop in-store to inquire about more classes.

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College offers a variety of classes to aid students in pursuing their chosen careers and personal interests. Founded in 1929, the school has grown to provide courses in over 80 fields of study, including healthcare, computer technology, and graphic design, among others. 

For hobbyists and aspiring jewelry professionals, the college provides a Glass Fusing course where students learn how to create jewelry, ornaments, suncatchers, and other items using fused glass. Participants are encouraged to create their own designs. Students of all skill levels are welcome. The course features an additional materials fee and a tool fee for advanced students. 

Other previous jewelry courses held by Santa Monica College include lessons in beaded jewelry, mosaic jewelry, stamped jewelry, pearl knotting, resin casting, and wire wrapping, among many others. Check back for additional class options. 

Virtual Jewelry Making Classes 

The largest advantage of virtual classes lies in their accessibility. Students can attend these classes from anywhere they prefer without the costly commute required by in-person courses. Since online courses aren’t limited by a physical workspace, they often offer more topic choices and flexible schedules than physical classes. 

The downside of online courses, especially when it comes to jewelry making, is that not all courses can replicate the workshop setting of in-person classrooms. Students may need to shop for their own crafting materials to participate in the class rather than having materials provided for them when they attend class in person. Furthermore, some online jewelry making courses only exist as live demonstrations, rather than being a course where students can follow along and receive guidance in their work. That said, hands-on online workshops do exist for simple crafting techniques that don’t require complex studio tools. If hands-on projects are important to you, be sure to review the courses you are interested in carefully. 

CourseHorse jewelry making courses include The Hammered Earring class is on jewelry making course provided by CourseHorse. In this class, participants view a live demonstration of the processes involved in forging, soldering, and finishing hammered earrings. Students can ask questions and receive answers in a live forum. After class, participants will receive a list of materials should they wish to try the craft on their own time.

The Wax Carving Course instructs students on how to design and cast jewelry through the carving of hard wax molds. A materials list is sent to students after registering so they are able to participate in the live demonstration alongside the instruction. The course is open to students of all skill levels. 

Private Group Jewelry Making Classes in Los Angeles

Businesses and organizations in search of team building exercises can take advantage of private group jewelry making classes in Los Angeles. Team exercises are excellent for building communication and planning skills among groups. In addition, encouraging teams to engage in entertaining activities increases individual motivation, creativity, and productivity. CourseHorse provides a selection of private group jewelry making classes for team building. 

In the Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry class, students learn how to cut and shape polymer clay to form jewelry pieces. Participants of all skill types are encouraged to attend and create their own unique designs. Various types of jewelry can be created from polymer clay, including keychains, earrings, necklace pendants, and brooches, among others. Thus, this class has something for everyone, even those who don’t feel particularly creative or inclined toward the creation of jewelry.

Another ideal class for team building includes the Virtual Clay Marbling Workshop. While this class focuses on the creation of plates and bowls rather than jewelry, the techniques learned can be applied to the craft. Students work with shaping and molding polymer clay into beautiful marbled designs. The class is very easygoing and an excellent beginner’s course for anyone feeling intimidated by the art.

There are many advantages to booking through CourseHorse. There are no booking fees and reservation confirmation is received within 24 hours. There are no costs if you need to adjust group sizes so long as advance notice is given. CourseHorse also supports multiple meeting platforms, so participants can attend class through whichever virtual meetup program they are most comfortable with. Classes can be personalized for groups at an additional fee. Demos for each course are also available. CourseHorse will even handle the logistics by shipping your guests a package containing all of the necessary materials in advance of the class, meaning all they need to do is show up ready for the session.