Jewelry Business Certification Program

What if you could finally get a running start at the jewelry making business you’ve dreamed of?

What if you had experienced and successful artists holding your hand through the whole process, from creating your jewelry line to making money?

What if you could see behind the curtain at the inner workings of jewelry artists, the studio, and business while you work side by side with other like-minded individuals?

Now you can with the first Jewelry Business Certification Program available in Salt Lake City and Austin!

In this program, you soak up as many jewelry and business-building techniques as we can cram into your head. You will train and practice with a purpose. This is a 100% hands-on class. From the beginning, you learn to make jewelry and set up your business with the potential to be generating income within a few months.

We all have a fear of uncertainty or doubt that creeps up about really chasing what you want, that is why we want to be the team in your corner, your trusted guides. We will get you over the hump, give you the skill-set and mindset to build the momentum you need.

Everything we do will have a tangible result that will help you build a solid foundation to achieve your desired success. You will have personalized attention, a supply kit personalized to your jewelry style, a workbench, and lots of tools to use in the studio.

A small sampling of things we will cover:

  • - Metalsmithing
  • - Cold connections
  • - Lost Wax Casting
  • - Enameling
  • - PMC
  • - Lapiday (stone cutting and polishing)
  • - Studio safety and setup
  • - Photography for website and socials
  • - Cultivating your visual voice
  • - Assembling a portfolio of jewelry
  • - Creating a website
  • - Growing your social network
  • - Implementing a plan for your business
  • - Getting into galleries and arts festivals
  • - And much more!

When it starts: Classes are held Monday – Thursday

5pm – 10pm (EVENING session)

- Cohort 19 SLC – January 9th, 2023 – May 26th, 2023

- Cohort 1 ATX - January 2023 - June 2023

10am - 3pm (DAYTIME session)

- Cohort 20 SLC - July 2023 - December 2023

- Cohort 2 ATX - July 2022 - December 2022

We are looking for students who are serious and committed to their success. This is an investment, and your vision will be the foundation on which we build your jewelry business. We are a like-minded team supporting each other, all with the same goal in mind. There is lots of feedback and interaction to make you the best jewelry artist business person you can be!

If you want to be a bench jeweler that ONLY does gold and diamonds, this MAY NOT be the program for you. We cover some of the same skills, and you will get experience in soldering, casting, and basic stonesetting. Still, we recommend you look into our Goldsmithing classes at our Austin location, GIA, or New Approach School for Jewelers to make fine jewelry.

Tuition Financing is available, as well as assistance through the Veterans Education program. Registration open and space is limited. Contact us to see if this would be a good match for you and to get more details. (At this time, there are no traditional scholarships or grants that we know of.)

Email for more information, let us know what location you are intersted in, and to set up a time to visit the studio:

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe