Step Outside The Jewelry Box

Step Outside The Jewelry Box

5.0 (6)
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17 years in business

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I enjoy watching the student learn to make jewelry. I see their enthusiasum go to work processing and thinking about what they are going to make. Then, that creative process begins in them as the student picks the first bead to plan their piece. Then, the actual journey begins as their jewelry piece comes to live and they see it for themselves. I personally know that feeling.

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  • Michelle Warring

    I've brought many pieces of jewelry from "Step Outside the Jewelry Box" for years. I've been pleased with the professionalism and the custom unique pieces catered to my lifestyle preference.

  • Jill Meed

    I love her craftsmanship. Her jewelry is outstanding and gorgeous. She puts so much time into making it perfect. The intricacies are amazing. She is very responsive and easy to work with. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend her.

  • Rose

    This Class Requires Patience And Creativity , If You Don’t Have Patience You’ll Learn It In On This Creative Journey. Don’t Know How To Let Your Creativity Flow Through You? Well This Class Will Also Teach How To Go Crazy With Inspiration As You Learn The Basics Of Jewelry Making

  • James

    It was great, it allows you to be creative and helps you figure out what you're style/aesthetic is(if you didn't know already.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I take my time to show the student that jewelry making is about having fun while learning to make something wonderful. I go over the project in detail. Show the materials and tools that will be used in the project.  Talk about the safety of handling the tools and materials.  Demomstrate each step of the process in the project.  Also, allow the student/students ask questions as needed to ensure understanding the use of the materials, tools and the project itself.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Be Seen Be Known Polymer Clay YouTube Teaching Program, Online Jewelry and Craft Teaching, 2018 - Present

New York Institute of Art and Design School, Jewelry Design, Summa cumme laude, 2014-2016

Sheffield School of Design, Jewelry Design, 2010-2012

GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Graduate Gemologist, 2006-2012

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Basic jewelry making class $45.00 per student.

Materials for project $35.00

Teacher provides tools and written tutorial for the project.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching by teaching my own children and their friend basic jewelry making.  Then, I starting teaching jewelry design at community fairs.  Now, I am part of craft design team, who teaches student online how to use polymer clay to create create craft projects.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked worked teens starting at age 13.  Also, I teach mature aged adults, who have a desire to learn a new skill or just want to know how make beautiful basic jewelry.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask a lot of questions. Make sure that the person is knowledgeable to teach them what they want to learn. Check out their credientals.  Don't just take the person's word about what they can do. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the instructor.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

- The student should think about what it is they really wants to learn.

- Why the student is taking the class.

- What does the student hope to get out of the class.

- What does student want the class to do for them.

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