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It's a brand new year at Precious Metal Arts!

We've posted our new class schedule for January through June, so be sure and check it out. With tons of classes and workshops, you can learn everything from soft wax to channel setting, as well as pursue your own unique vision through our weekly tutoring sessions. 2015 promises to be our most creative year yet!

2014 marked our 17th year on Santa Monica's amazing Main Street. Check out this front page article from the Santa Monica Daily Press on August 4.

No previous jewelry making skills are required!
All classes are designed for students to
"jump in" to any current offering.

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Our Santa Monica studio offers jewelry classes, jewelry making workshops, and customized tutoring in all aspects of jewelry design and creation. Our clients include jewelry designers, craftspeople, artists, jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, hobbyists, and professionals. We offer a fully customizable practical education in metalsmithing, wax carving, stone setting, line development and production, Precious Metal Clay, and more.

So what do we have to offer you?

If you're an aspiring jeweler...
our studio is the place to learn basic jewelry making techniques in sterling silver, karat gold, and platinum. Or if you prefer, start you education with wax carving. We offer jewelry classes, group tutoring, and individual instruction in that can accommodate your level of ability and interest, whatever that may be.
If you're a jewelry designer...
we can help you fine tune your technical drawings, develop prototypes and master models, design and manufacture a jewelry line, or even introduce you to basic wax and metal techniques to give you greater control and understanding of how your designs can be created.
If you just want to make something...
we've helped lots of people who aren't jewelers create really special, one of a kind pieces. You execute whatever aspects of the process that you feel comfortable with, and let us do the rest. Or have your friends join you for the latest and greatest addition to the party circuit - up to 14 people will be led through a hands-on class to create a design in wax that will be cast in sterling silver. It's the ultimate party favor for grown ups... and kids!
If you ARE a jeweler...
we can help you stretch your abilities with advanced techniques in stone setting, platinum fabrication, finishing, and wax carving; or let us assist you or your bench jewelers with a specific project or problem.
If you are planning a seminar or event...
our soft wax "road show" can accommodate up to 25 people per session at the location of your choice. We recently had a blast when we hit the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena for the Disney Creative Summit, where 50 Disney product designers tried their hand at "instant" jewelry. We've also done corporate launch parties, baby showers, and bat mitzvahs.
If you're getting married...
you can use our customized private or small group tutoring to create you own wedding rings! Even if you have no idea where to start, we'll walk you through the process from concept to finished rings. Some of our favorite designs have been created this way, and it is an extraordinary expression of love and the creative spirit. Or if you prefer, let us custom design the perfect ring for you. You will also find a unique selection of gold, platinum, stainless steel and sterling silver rings in the Gallery of our Main Street studio.
If you don't live in the Los Angeles area....
Santa Monica is a fabulous place to visit for any reason, but we feel that our unique one-on-one approach and the ability to customize your education will make it worth the trip from wherever you may live. We'll help you design an intensive workshop based on your particular goals and how much time you can spend with us. Plus our studio is just blocks from one of the world's most famous beaches!

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