Laurie Lynn Berezin studied the traditional craft of jewelry fabrication at the renowned North Bennet Street School in Boston, and handcrafts one-of-a-kind original and custom designs for her jewelry business Beryllina at the legendary Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville. Working in recycled sterling silver, gold, and platinum, she designs her jewelry around the USA-mined gemstones and crystals that she collects, creating pieces that showcase the natural beauty of the stones. Attention to detail is one of her favorite parts of the process in crafting well-made beautiful jewelry, as is mining some of her own stones! Check out Laurie’s work at www.beryllina.com and www.instagram.com/beryllinalove.
Tool Review & Testing is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're a hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. This session does not teach fabrication skills such as soldering, polishing, etc. Those who are new to jewelry-making or metalsmithing must take Jewelry 101 first. You will not be able to pass the Tool Test without having prior metalsmithing experience prior to this Tool Review session.Find out more »
Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $30. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in small bezels, also known as tube-setting, as well as setting faceted gemstones in prongs (classic 4-prong heads).Find out more »