Jewelry 1

Course Description

About this course

Discover the pride you will feel when you make your own jewelry for the first time!  Jewelry 1 will introduce students to beginning jewelry and metalworking techniques, such as:  sawing/piercing, soldering, texturing, and stone setting.  We will work together to design and fabricate one-of-a-kind well-crafted jewelry, projects will include: a pendant, earrings, and a cabochon ring! 

Meet the Instructor

Alanna Robbins

A Massachusetts native, Alanna is dedicated to educating the public about the history of the Decorative Arts.  As an artist and metalsmith herself, she enjoys sharing the technical aspects of her craft with the community with hopes of perpetuating an appreciating for hand-made objects in age of the machine made.   Her performative body adornments specialize in fabricating with non-ferrous metals.

Alanna received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating with Honors.  She currently teaches classes at Metalwerx and MassArt.  She also works at Metalwerx as their Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, is the Lead Gallery Educator for Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an Artist Assistant for Venetia Dale.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes copper and brass sheet metal, sterling silver wire and sheet, a cabochon stone, and various tools needed to complete projects during the session. 

Students should bring 
  • A box to safely store your projects (recommended: small  plastic tackle box, Tupperware bin, or craft box)
  • Safety glasses
  • Apron
  • Wet/Dry sandpaper
  • Paint Stirs (available at Home Depot or Lowes)



Materials Cost



Alanna Robbins


September 18 -December 4, 2018

Weekly on Tuesday


10:00 AM -1:00 PM


10 weeks

All Levels

No Class Dates

November 13

November 20

Make-up dates 
December 4
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