Enjoy Hands On Classes With Jim

With over 30 years of experience handcrafting custom jewelry, Jim Dailing brings an unsurpassed level of knowledge, enthusiasm and skill to his workshops. Jim has traveled all over the country sharing his passion for creating unique rings and necklaces. Class sizes are kept small in order to provide personal attention to each student. Please contact Jim if you are interested in joining the next workshop or scheduling group instruction for your school.

Advanced Technique Workshops offered in my private studio

  • The Alchemist’s Workshop: alloying and fabricating with gold
  • Stone Setting without Prongs: bead setting, pave, flush setting, channel setting and fabricating a tapered tube
  • Toolmaking for the Jeweler: create punches and chasing tools with tool steel
  • Fabricating with Palladium: getting to know this quirky new metal
  • Jewelry making for Teachers: setting up and managing a classroom studio

Classes that I offer

  • April 20&21: Fabricating in gold
  • May 4th: Photography for jewelry
  • June: no classes
  • July 22-26: Fabricating in palladium
  • August 12-16: Stone setting without prongs

“Jim you are an excellent teacher with a mastery of your craft and artistic sensitivity. Your teaching style is patient, engaging, and hands-on. You kept our workshop moving and focused without being rigid. I can’t recommend you and your workshops highly enough.”

– Mendocino Art Center, California