Susan Ryza Jewelry Classes

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  • Shane P.

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    awesome experience - very professional and people friendly. thanks for the amazing necklace and bracelet shane

    Jun 27, 2016Verified
  • Antonia D.

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    Susan is terrific! She is very attentive, personable and her prices are very reasonable. Most important, she is very knowledgeable about jewelry making and repair. So happy to have found her on Thumbtack. 40 years of accumulated jewelry needing repair are now getting new life.

    Jun 21, 2015Verified

About this pro

In the past 8 years or so, I've taught over 500 students. Many of them have been coming back to my classes year after year. I am constantly studying new jewelry-making techniques & materials and adding to my repertoire of classes. I love when students tell me that learning to make jewelry has improved their lives. I've had people tell me they were depressed or had low self esteem or no direction in life before, and now they are excited about this new skill. It's my tiny way of helping the world.

Years in business

18

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Location

Santa Monica, CA 90402

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    Q & A

    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      I teach weekly classes at Emeritus College (part of Santa Monica College), and I also teach through Santa Monica College's Continuing Education program. My most recent classes have been Kumihimo, Wire Rings, Chain Maille, Making Chains & Clasp from Wire, and Bead & Jewelry Basics. In my home studio classes, I have recently taught Sheet Metal Stamping & Texturing, Metal Patina, Viking Knit Bracelets & Necklaces, Spool Knit Necklaces & Leather/Chain Weaving. I usually teach jewelry-making techniques through the completion of specific projects, and my project list includes about 240 different techniques. Please let me know what particular type of jewelry-making methods you are interested in.
    • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
      The recent Metal-Stamping & Viking Knit classes I've taught at my home studio have been so popular that I've had to break them into 2 or 3 groups rather than the original single class I had planned.
    Coverage Area for Susan Ryza Jewelry Classes is about 30+ miles of Santa Monica, CA.