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Where to Learn Jewelry Making


Outside of the 92nd St. Y and the Westchester Art Workshop, can
anyone recommend a school, club, place, or individual for
learning jewelry making in the New York area (lower state).
Will also consider Connecticut if it is near the lower New York
state (Westchester) border.

Or perhaps some of you can recommend good jewelry making videos
for someone who has some basic techniques but still needs
direction. Can one learn jewelry making techniques from a

Thank you all for your help. Finding a “good” place that is
commutable has been frustrating.


Hi Mona: If you call a few of the Colleges in Westchester I am
sure they can steer you to the right school , you can start with
Fordham University in the Bronx, or Iona College in New Rochelle,
Westchester Community College and in CT. it is endless, Fairfield
University , hope this helps, also Sacred Heart is a bigger
College in southern Ct. Sincerely Chris

Dear Mona,

I would recommend the Westchester Art Workshop in White Plains
NY (914 684 0094). Lots of intro classes in construction,
casting, hammering and so on. They just came out with their new
catalog for winter classes. In the city, you might try Cecilia
Bauer if you’re interested in classical techniques of granulation
and chain making.

As to videos, I would highly recommend the Alan Revere series (7
projects which cover a variety of basic and advanced techniques).
You’ll find descriptions of the videos in the back of the Rio
Grande Tool catalog. They are pricey, so you might choose to
rent them from Ray Gabriel’s video club. He recently purchased
the rest of the tapes.

Good luck. Rita


The Diamond Institute, Inc.
59 North Main Street,
Florida, New York
USA 10921
Tel: 914-651-1100 Toll-Free: 1-800-648-4367
(They offer 3 week diamond cutting courses.

International Gemmological Institute
579 Fifth Avenue,
Suite 700,
New York, NY,
USA 10017
Tel: (212) 753-7100 Toll-Free: 1-888-289-4447 Fax: (212) 753-7759

Jewelers of America, Center for Business Studies
1185 Sixth Avenue,
New York, New York
USA 10036
Tel: 212 768-8777 Toll-Free: 1-800-223-0673 Fax: 212 768-8087

Jewelry Marketing Institute
420 East 64th Street,
New York, New York
USA 10021
Tel: 212 935-6112 Fax: 212 308-7212

Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue,
Rochester, New York
USA 14618-3790
USA 716 586-2525 Fax: 716 586-3477

Ninety-Second Street YMHA
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department
1395 Lexington Avenue,
New York, New York
USA 10128
Tel: 212 415-5562 Fax: 212 415-5578

State University of New York (SUNY)
New Paltz, New York

Studio Jewelers Limited
32 East 31st Street,
New York, New York
USA 10036
Tel: 212 686-1944 Fax: 212 686-2408

A complete list of jewelery schools all over

Michael Mathews Victoria,Texas USA

Try the JEWELRY ARTS INSTITUTE (formerly the Kulicke Academy run
by Bob Kulicke and Jean Stark )They are at 2231 Broadway (in the
70’s and close to Zabars) Phone 212-362-8633. They teach jewelry
making, granulation, chainmaking, and enameling. Visit them even
if you don’t enroll…It’s a treat! There are others that I can’t
think of at the moment. If you’ll send me your E-mail address
off-line I’ll pass them along as soon as my memory clicks in
again. Also try calling Allcraft (212-840-1860 with the question.
Sol K. solk!

rent them from Ray Gabriel’s video club. He recently purchased
the rest of the tapes.

Please post how to find Ray’s Video Club!



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Missed the first post, but would like to suggest C.Bauer
Studio-214 West 29 Street NY NY 10001 212-643-8913. Cecelia
Bauer teaches all the things Kuhlicke does(she used to teach
there) in a very comfortable studio and very user friendly.
Another good place to visit and check out. I’ve been studying
there for several years and been very pleased so if you have
any questions you can e-mail me directly at @ElegantBee.