Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary

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The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry and Lapidary, located just outside of Asheville NC, provides a location to teach those who wish to develop jewelry and lapidary skills in a non-competitive, supportive environment. Skill level is of no importance here. The school is geared towards the individual student, whether a raw beginner, a struggling apprentice, someone who needs to learn a particular skill or to try out a tool before purchasing, or even the rusty jeweler who hasn't created anything in 20 years. Students are taught at their own skill level in small classes, maximum 6 students, in an actual jewelry studio at $15 per hour plus materials. The other option is private, one-on-one classes at $30 per hour plus materials. Students have the opportunity to learn jewelry fabrication techniques, such as soldering, forging, bezel setting, rolling mill techniques, cold connections and use of a jeweler's saw. Wax carving and lost wax vacuum casting and mold making is another class series offered. Beginning lapidary is also taught here where the student learns to take a slice of rock rough and turn it into a cabochon, ready for setting in a jewelry design.



Arden, NC 28704

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    • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
      Look for a school that will teach you how to SAFELY create jewelry. How many students will be in each class. What skills will the customer learn.
    Coverage Area for Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary is about 30+ miles of Arden, NC.