Jewelry Creations Workshop
At JCW we educate individuals in the art of jewelry making and empower originals (you) under a creative and collaborative workspace where students, designers, and professionals can come together to LEARN, CREATE, and SHARE.
We are located in North Miami in a spacious workshop that is easily accessible to Miami-Dade and Broward. Our studio offers jewelry classes which are tailored specially to each student. Classes are taught by trained professionals, our director, Steven Brownlee, resident instructors, and visiting instructors on a rotating basis that cater to all levels and interests.
If you’re a student, experienced or aspiring jewelry designer in need of a creative home, JCW also offers shared and private workspace rental options in our friendly, vibing and fully-equipped studio.
Make an appointment to visit JCW and let us help you find the best class for you become part of the community today!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
At JCW, the team meets with the student, gives them a tour of the studio, and discusses what their needs are. Based on what they are looking for, we find a private or group class that fits those needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Jewelry Creations Workshop’s owner and founder Steven Brownlee is an award-winning goldsmith with more than 20 years of experience. He is the lead instructor at JCW in North Miami, Florida, and he teaches beginning to advanced-level jewelry-making classes internationally. Brownlee is a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, where he received an award for Technical Excellence. He is certified with Jewelers of America as a Bench Jewelry Technician and is an active member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. He has trained with some of the top goldsmiths around the country in techniques ranging from granulation, fold forming, stone cutting to torch fire enameling and concrete.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing varies based on the length of the class, the technique and the instructor. All class prices are listed on the website.
How did you get started teaching?
The concept of Jewelry Creations Workshop began in 2003 when owner Steven Brownlee was asked to teach a class for someone he met at an art show while he was selling his work. At first, Steven declined the offer but kept the prospective student in mind. When the summer rolled around and the art shows slowed to a halt, Steven finally decided to give teaching a chance.
A slow summer and one student later, Steven found a love for sharing the knowledge of the craft he was so passionate about and realized he wanted to become a teacher. And so he went off to learn more from the best and enrolled at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco.
What types of students have you worked with?
After teaching for the past two decades, Steven has worked with all types and all ages of students; from children to adults, beginners to advanced, group and private, and women and men.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Think about what you are interested in learning and why. Is this for recreation or are you looking for ongoing classes? Do you have any experience? Review the available class options to see what might be a good fit and to make sure that the teacher/studio offers classes in your area of interest.
Check the teacher's credentials and experience, and look at examples of their work and their students' work. This will give you an idea of some of the types of jewelry that can be made during classes.
Be ready to be creative, have fun, and learn something new!