Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Viewing 1 - 22 of 22
$95

Treat yourself to some wine and new jewelry in this fun workshop!

"Bring Your Own Booze" Ring Making Workshop is a fun yet informative silversmithing class where you will learn how to make a variation of stackable rings in sterling silver while sipping on some wine.  

Students will be taught how to apply different hammered textures, use a torch to anneal & solder, clean and polish rings.

Great friend, group or date activity!

We will be serving a cheese & fruit plate but feel free to bring your own snacks :)

Materials + tools provided. 

*You must be 21 or older to participate.  Please bring a state issued ID or passport.

Private classes available upon request.  For price quote and date confirmation please email us at classes@fitzgeraldjewelry.com.

 

DATES

 

2020:

Feb 7, Friday 7-9pm (full)

Mar 6, Friday 7-9pm (full)

April 3, Friday 7-9pm (cancelled)

May 1, Friday 7-9pm (cancelled)

June 5, Friday 7-9pm (cancelled)

July 10, Friday 7-9pm (cancelled)

Aug 7, Friday 7-9pm 

Sept 11, Friday 7-9pm 

Oct 2, Friday 7-9pm 

Nov 6, Friday 7-9pm 

Dec 4, Friday 7-9pm 

251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
$120

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn how to cut metal with a jeweler's saw, anneal and shape with a torch, solder and fine polish finish a sterling silver ring. You will also be taught different finishing techniques such as satin, sand, florentine, and patina.  A fun and informative class where you will cover the basics of silversmithing.  

Silver and tools are included.

Listed below are recommended tools if you would like to purchase your own:

5” Jeweler’s Saw Frame

1dz. Saw blades 2/0

Half round hand file (#0, coarse)

Set of medium needle files

Flat nose plier.

1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400, & 600

Split mandrel for sanding.

Dust mask

Electronic Caliper

Pair of safety glasses

 TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply

135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 (Closed on weekends).

 

DATES

Jan 25, Sat 12-4pm (full)

Mar 21, Sat 12-4pm  (cancelled)

June 6, Sat 12-4pm 

Sep 13, Sun 12-4pm 

Nov 8, Sun 12-4pm 

*Private Classes Available*

Instructor: Odette Channel / Sunim Choi
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$250

The versatile nature of wax will be explored through demonstration of carving, usage of burrs, and finishing techniques. Completed projects will be professionally cast with explanation of process. You will have the option to make a mold to cast multiple pieces.  Working in wax offers jewelers great possibilities for creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. This class is for those at beginners level. 

TOOL LIST

You may purchase your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email us to reserve a tool box.

  • Wax File 8
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
  • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
  • Split mandrel for sanding

TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

(212) 279-7077

(Closed on weekends)

*Place an order before you go in to avoid long waits.  

 

DATES

January 5 + 12, Sunday 12-6pm

April 26 + May 3, Sunday 12-6pm (CANCELLED)

Aug 22 + 29, Saturdays 12-6pm

*Private Classes Available*

Instructor: Olivia Michaels

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$120

This is a fun 4 hour workshop for beginners who want to learn how to make the ever so popular stackable rings. You will learn how to anneal, saw, solder, shape and apply different types of texturing such as hammering, saw working, and braiding. You will also learn different types of finishes i.e. satin, sand, and high polish. You will walk out with at least 3 unique hand made sterling silver rings!

Silver + Tools are included.

DATES

April 5, Sunday 12-4pm (cancelled)

Sept 19, Saturday 12-4pm 

*Private Classes Available*

Instructor: Olivia Michaels
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$250

In this class students will create a cabochon bezel setting for a ring using the wax carving technique. In the second class students will learn how to set their stones in the ring they created the first class, as well as how to finish their metal piece.

TOOL LIST

You may bring your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email to reserve.

  • Wax File 8"
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
  • Split mandrel for sanding
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
  • Stones will be available for purchase at the studio or you may bring your own. 

 TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Closed on weekends!

(212) 279-7077

*We recommend placing an order before you go in, that way they will have everything ready for you. They will have our tool list on file - let them know you are a student of Fitzgerald Jewelry School.  Items can also be shipped to you as well. 

 

STONE SUPPLIERS

 R Gems: 48 W 48th St #210, New York, NY 10036

Dikra Gems: 56 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

*Make sure the stone is minimum 3mm round cabochon with a hardness of 7 or higher on the moh scale.  Examples include: sapphires, amethysts, tourmalines, citrines, topaz, rubies, and garnets. 

DATES

March 1 + 8, Sunday 12-6pm (full)

June 20 + 27, Saturday 12-6pm

Oct 3 + 10, Saturday 12-6pm

*Private Classes Available*

Instructor: Olivia Michaels
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$250

Introductory class, students will learn techniques for carving large sculptural bracelets as well as more delicate ones.  Basic carving, hollowing, and texturing techniques will be covered.  The second class will focus on metal finishing techniques for the pieces carved in the first class. 

TOOL LIST

 *You may bring your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email to reserve.

  • Wax File 8"
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
  • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
  • Split mandrel for sanding

TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply: 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

(212) 279-7077

*We recommend placing an order before you go in to avoid long waits.
DATES
May 9 + 16, Saturdays 12-6pm
Nov 14 + 21, Saturdays 12-6pm
*Private Classes Available*
Instructor: Olivia Michaels
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$325

A fast paced introduction to the art of jewelry making. In this class students will learn how to make a hollow ring through which will learn and become very proficient at soldering, filing, sawing, piercing and polishing. 

Students will come out with their own original design fabricated into a one of a kind piece. And have the option to continue to come in for studio bench time where supervisors will be available to help students with future projects.

no upcoming classes

You may bring your own tools or rent tools at the studio.  Tools boxes are $15 and must be ordered in advanced since availability is limited.  Email us at classes@fitzgeraldjewerly.com.

Tool list:

  • 1 Saw Frame
  • 1 dz. Saw blades 3/0
  • 1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 
  • 1 set medium needle files
  • 1 round needle nose pliers
  • 1 half round pliers (flat with half round)
  • 1 flat pliers
  • 1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400, & 600
  • 1 expandable drum arbor ½”x ½ ” (item #14.626)
  • Krazy glue (can be found at any hardware store)

Optional:

  • 1 dust mask
  • 1 pair safety glasses (tomahawk) (not the goggles)
  • 1 sliding brass gauge (item #GAU169.60) or Precision Sliding

You can purchase tools at:

Zak Jewelry Tools, Inc.

55 West 47th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036

212.716.8122

You can either pick up in person or order online 

https://www.zakjewelrytools.com/

*If you don't have time to pick up tools, let us know and we will happily pick them up for you :)

251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

$340

In this private workshop the teacher will help you either fabricate or carve your very own wedding band!  Both single and couple workshops available!

Recently mentioned in The New York Times!

All tools provided.  Student is responsible for materials at wholesale price.  Casting options: sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, red gold, champagne gold, green gold, grey gold, palladium, and platinum.

Silver Ring (4 Hour) : We will recycle and melt down silver into an ingot and proceed to roll out wire for your bands.  You will go through various techniques such as sawing, soldering, filing, sanding, and polishing.  

Gold Ring (6 Hour) : Please let us know what 2 days (1 week apart) you are available.  The first day consists of making a model in silver or wax (depending on the design) and the second day you will come in to clean your casting.  

Feel free to email us with questions beforehand at classes@fitzgeraldjewelry.com

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

$175

CLOISONNE ENAMEL

A technique of applying powdered glass to metal and then torch or kiln firing it to its melting point the enamel cools in brilliant colors to make an amazing decoration on your metalwork. The technique dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians who used it on pottery and jewelry.

In this one day workshop, you will use cloisonne wire to create a design of your own and learn how to apply enamel properly, fire to the correct temperature, counter-enamel to prevent cracking and wet-sand and polish to create a finished piece.

TOOL LIST

  • Good quality 000 paintbrush
  • 220, 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sand paper
  • Stackpack or covered jars to hold enamels (1”-2” in Diameter)
  • Joyce Chen Scissors
  • Optional: We will provide a selection of enamel colors but if you would like to choose your own colors make sure to purchase Ninomiya brand https://www.e-namels.com/category/Ninomiya-Japan-Opaques-42

DATES

May 30, Saturday 11-7pm (cancelled)

Also available as a private class.

Instructor: Valerie Blum

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $120

    In this fun 4-hour workshop you will learn how to fabricate a collar necklace and bangles.  We will go over annealing, hammering, texturing, shaping, and finishing techniques.  

    You will walk out with a couple of unique pieces hand made by you! 

    Brass + tools provided.  

    If you would like to work in Sterling Silver, you can purchase your own materials at Myron Toback located in the Jewelry District.  Pick your own thickness and get a minimum of 2 feet in round soft wire.

    DATES

    February 23, Sunday 12-4pm (FULL!)

    October 24, Saturday 12-4pm  

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $95

    “Champagne + Bling” is the best Couples Valentines Day activity! This workshop is a fun yet informative silversmithing class where you will learn how to fabricate matching sterling silver bands. Students will be taught how to shape, anneal, solder, and apply different textures to their rings.

    Perfect for single ladies and gents, couples, or even a group of friends!

    We will have a cheese and fruit plate and of course Champagne.  Feel free to also bring your own wine or beer (sorry no hard liquor allowed) !

    Cost: $95/person

    DATES

    Friday, February 14th, 7-9pm (sold out!)

    Early registration recommend due to limited space.

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $95

    In this fun 4 hour workshop you will learn how to fabricate the ever popular brass hoop earrings!  Student will be taught how to make the hoop post and catch and go over techniques such as annealing, shaping, soldering, and texturing,

    Brass + Tools provided!

    If you wish to work in Sterling Silver instead, you have the option of bringing your own.  Please bring at least 6" round wire (2mm - 5mm) which can be purchased at Myron Toback - 545 5th Ave #1000, New York, NY 10017.

    DATES

    April 19, Sunday 12-4pm (CANCELLED)

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    Fitzgerald Jewelry School
    $95

    In this 4 hour workshop students learn how to create various one of a kind stud earrings in sterling silver. Techniques that will be covered include: small scale soldering, saw working, dapping, granulation, and different types of finishing.

    Students will walk away with at least 3 pairs of earrings - studs, hoops, climbers, and more!

    Tools & Silver provided!  

    2019

    September 8, Sunday 12-4pm 

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $170

    Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

    The micro torch is a handy tool that is essential for small scale soldering.  In this workshop you will learn how to use a micro torch to solder a small prong onto a dainty ring, set the stone, polish and clean. 

    We will provide faceted stones but if you would like to pick your own stone, make sure you get a 3mm round faceted stone with a good hardness such as a sapphire (they are available in assorted colors).

    We will provide Sterling Silver but if you would like to work in Gold you will need to bring in 3" of 1.25mm soft round wire along with a size 10Pt Prong Basket Setting (for a 3mm faceted stone).  

    Tools are provided.

    Gold Supplier

    Ross Metals

    54 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

    *Bring $100 cash.

    Stone Suppliers 

    SPB (for diamonds) 15 W 47th St #709, New York, NY 10036 

    -3mm white diamond is approx $80.

    R Gems (for colored stones) 48 W 48th St #210, New York, NY 10036 

    -3mm colored stones range $10-$50.

    DATES

    Currently available only as a private.

     

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $680

    Learn how to make matching rings with your significant other or best friend in this fun and informative private workshop ! We will go over sawing, annealing, soldering, texturing, and different finishes.  You will also have the option to personalize the inside of your band with a hand stamped message.  

    If you want your bands to be casted in a material other than silver, it will have to be a 2 part class in which you will come back the following week after your silver model has been used to make a mold and casted in the material of your choice.  

    All tools provided.  Student is responsible for materials at wholesale price.  Casting options: sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, red gold, champagne gold, green gold, grey gold, palladium, and platinum.

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $150
    NAME PLATE NECKLACE: MICRO TORCH INTRO
    We will focus on fine skilled sawing, cleaning and polishing hard to get to areas and small scale soldering such as tiny jump rings with a mini micro torch.
    Please bring in your own print out of the type of font and name you would like to make into a pendant no taller than 1/2".  Please come in 15 minutes early to class if you need to print one out at the studio. We recommend going to https://www.dafont.com/
    for font options.  You also have the option of a free hand design.
    This workshop is a great introduction on how to use the mini-torch for small scale soldering.

    Tools and materials provided.

    DATES

    Feb 9, Sunday 12-4pm - full!

    July 25, Saturday 12-6pm (cancelled)

    Also available as a private.

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY

    $500

    Planning a surprise birthday party, bachelorette, or just looking for a fun activity to do with your friends and/or family??

    We offer private ring making parties where you will learn how to make stackable sterling silver rings in 2 hours!  You have the option of bringing in snacks, wine, and decorations.

    Tools and materials included.

    Up to a group of 6 - $500 

    Group of 7 - $550

    Group of 8 - $600

    Please email us your date request.

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

    $150

    This workshop focuses on the methods used to make hand made chains and findings from silver wire. Methods will be taught to create jump rings of one size to create a uniform chain.  This is a great class work on your soldering skills.
    The Instructor will work closely with the students to refine skills needed to create a necklace or bracelet. 

    Silver will be provided.

    You may bring in your own tools or rent them at the studio ($15).

    Chain Making Workshop Tool List:

      • 1 Saw Frame 
      • 1 dz. Saw blades 2/0
      • 1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 
      • 1 set medium needle files
      • 1 round needle nose pliers
      • 1 chain nose pliers
      • 1 flush cutting pliers
      • 1 flat nose pliers
    Tool Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    DATES
    September 12, Saturday 12-6pm
    *Available as a private.

     Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY

    $115

    Cuttlefish casting is a fun way of casting that will create distinctive fingerprint-like textures. Students will learn how to make a 2 part mold using cuttlebone, meltdown and pour sterling silver, and create a one-of-a-kind ring!  

    Silver + tools provided :)

    DATES

    August 1, Saturday 12-2pm 

    *Also available as a private class.

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $75

    CAT & DOG TAGS

    In this class, we will learn how to transfer a pattern to a sterling silver disc, stamp letters and numbers, drill openings, and saw out portions of the piece to make an animal-friendly design. We will also learn how to use files and sandpaper to clean up and finish our pieces. 

    This is an all-level class, open to anyone who wants to learn or practice basic jewelry making skills. 

    Tools and materials provided.

    DATES

    April 4, Saturday 1-3pm (cancelled)

    Instructor: Odette Channell

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY

    $175

    PLIQUE-A-JOUR ENAMEL

    Learn to make luminous backless enamels that look like tiny stained glass windows. Invented in Byzantine times and most famously practiced by Rene Lalique, the plique-a-jour technique is rarely taught today. In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of plique-a-jour on a pre-made piece.


    In this eight-hour workshop, you will learn how to create a false backing for plique-a-jour enamels, how to apply the enamel powder, and how to polish and finish your piece on both sides, as well as principles of design for this and other enamel techniques.

    TOOL LIST
    Good quality 000 paintbrush
    220, 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sand paper
    Stackpack or covered jars to hold enamels (1”-2” in Diameter)
    Joyce Chen Scissors
    Optional: We will provide a selection of enamel colors but if you would like to choose your own colors make sure to purchase Ninomiya brand https://www.e-namels.com/category/Ninomiya-Japan-Opaques-42

     

    DATES

    Oct 17, Saturday 11-7pm

     

    Instructor: Valerie Blum

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

      $150

      PIERCING AND SAWING

      Piercing and sawing to create designs in sheet metal is an essential skill in jewelry-making. In this class, we will learn how to transfer a pattern to brass or copper, drill openings in the metal, and saw out portions of the piece to make a lacy openwork design. We will also learn how to use the saw, files and sandpaper to clean up and finish our pieces. 

      This is an all-level class, open to anyone who wants to learn or practice sawing skills. Choose from an array of patterns appropriate to your level, or come with your own designs. 

      Tools and materials provided.

      DATES

      -May 2, Saturday 12-6pm (cancelled)

      -Available as a private.

      Instructor: Valerie Blum

       

      FITZGERALD JEWELRY

      translation missing: en.general.search.loading