Friday, July 20, 2012

Learn What You Love

Three screamingly talented jewelers...all well-established, thoroughly trained and highly acclaimed. They learned their craft through classes, apprenticeships and just plain learn-fail-practice hard work.

Column 1
Who: Jill Hurant
What: Fine Handcrafted Jewelry in 22K Gold
Where: Wickatunk, NJ

Column 2
Who: Julia Parish
What: Handcrafted Jewelry in High Karat Gold and Fine or Sterling Silver
Where: New York, NY

Column 3
Who: Sarah Perlis
What: Handcrafted Jewelry featuring 18K and 22K Gold, Fine Silver and Organic Gemstones
Where: New York, NY

Jewelry making is a learnable skill that anyone can access if they wish. Whether it's beading, polymer clay, shrinky dinks or pure platinum, if you've ever thought about becoming a jeweler, take a class! The Society of North American Goldsmiths has a fabulous list of schools, workshops and classes (click on Educational Institutions to open the pdf). Go there, give it a shot, find your inner artisan and if you love it, run with it!



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