I am new to the world of jewerly making, I mean brand new! I
have always be very interested in the creative outlet that I
think this art will provide. I would appreciate any suggestions
on where to start, beside having the desire. I am having a hard
time locating anything in my area. Thanks!
If you are truly brand new (we’ve all been there), a good place
to start is with local classes. Sometimes local
colleges/community colleges offer some courses, but being in
Stevensville, I would recommend contacting the Gem Cutters Guild
of Baltimore. The will be offering a variety of classes
beginning the end of January (beginning silversmithing, wax
working, beginning lapidary, working with your flex shaft, intro
to faceting and wire wrapping) and are very reasonably priced.
Their number is 410-467-9838 and if no one is in they have a
message machine and will return your call. You do not need to be
a member to take classes; even if it is in Baltimore, it is well
worth the drive and will give you a good base to start from.