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Workshops: From the beginner to the torch-slinging jewelry adventurer, everyone is invited to participate in workshops in this creative and empowering space. Learn in a fully equipped studio with helpful assistance and instruction. All you need is your desire to learn and create.

Private Workshops: A fun way to celebrate your next birthday party or girls’ weekend. Contact us today to talk about your next gathering.

Meeting Space: Book the workshop space for a meeting. Learn More

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The Workspace

After years of teaching in other spaces, it was time to make a dedicated space for jewelry workshops with the most up-to-date and best equipment we could find.


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  • 10 Grobet Gesswein jeweler’s benches with Gesswein bench lights
  • Foredom Flex Shafts on each bench
  • Hand tools (chain nose, round nose, bezel cutters, cutters, and bent nose pliers)
  • Nylon mallet
  • Ball-peen hammer
  • Files
  • Saws
  • Ring clamps
  • Bezel pusher/roller
  • Burnisher
  • Sandpaper
  • Bench block
  • Bench pin
  • Flex Shaft accessories
  • Durston (Oliva) rolling mill
  • Dapping set
  • Ring sizer
  • 4 soldering stations (oxy-propane torches)
  • 3 hammering stations with lots of hammers
  • Metal stamps
  • 2 anvils
  • Chasing tools
  • Buffing machine
  • Casting equipment
  • Ring bender
  • Guillotine shear
  • Raytech magnetic finisher
  • Ultrasonic
  • Kiln for PMC and copper enamel
  • Copper enamel tools and supplies
  • PMC tools and supplies
  • 2 Winix D480 Ture HEPA 3-Stabe air purifiers
  • Benchs & tables for other art projects or lay out
  • Stone drilling stations
  • Outdoor space for outdoor projects
Book as Meeting Space

Meeting space for rent (no jewelry equipment included): tables, chairs, dry erase board, projectors, screen, WIFI for presenters.


  • $475/ 5-8 hours
  • $250/ 3-4 hours
  • $150/ 1-2 hours

Contact us today to talk about your next meeting.

Guest Artists

Alex Boyd, Nicole Ringgold, Charles Lewton-Brain and Rosy Revolver are some of the instructors who may join you on your jewelry adventure.

Our students enjoy a large, fully equipped jewelry studio with small class sizes (10 or less) and professional instructors.

Would you like to teach a workshop? Please contact us.

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Join Our Creative Community

Workshop participants with final jewelry creations

Are you seeking some regular workshop access for practice? We would love to have your creative energy as a part of our creative community.

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for Beads, Banter & Beverages. An evening of community & creativity. We’ll supply the project and you supply the beverage of your choice. 5:30-8 pm. Must pre-register on our website.

If you are interested in workshop membership, we currently offer two options:

After 6 hours of class time, you are welcome to come in during a scheduled open jewelry lab where you will have access to all equipment as well as an instructor who will be available for troubleshooting and working on a project.

Lab participants are required to provide / purchase their own consumables including metal, solder, patina, saw blades, burs, finishing tools, buffing wheels, flux, butane, etc. A small fee for oxygen and propane or butane will be charged for each visit.

Rates: $25/hr or $200/10 hrs (punch pass).

Pass payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

After you have completed 20 hours of class time, you are eligible for studio use and can rent the jewelry studio for personal use.

All renters must be able to work safely and independently and may have access to tools and equipment at the benches, soldering area, buffing machine, rolling mill, and other specialty equipment. Renters are required to provide/purchase their own consumables including metal, solder, patina, saw blades, burs, finishing tools, buffing wheels, flux, butane, etc. A small fee for pickle, oxygen, and propane will be charged for each visit. Previous training and experience are required before using specific tools and equipment.

Hours: Must be scheduled during Silverwaves Jewelry’s regular business hours (Summer: M-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10:30am-3:30pm; Winter: please contact me).

Rates: $20/hr or $225/15 hrs (punch pass).

Pass payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Supporting Local Artists/Makers and Community Members


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