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.
Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.Find out more »
This one session tool training is the perfect way to get trained up to operate independently in the Jewelry Shop if you already have some jewelry-making experience and don't have time for a long-form class. Testing is necessary to be certified to work on your own in the Shop. Choose the date that works for you!Find out more »
Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. 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 prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.Find out more »
Tool Training is the fastest way to start working independently in the Artisan's Asylum Jewelry Shop and is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're an occasional hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. In one 3-hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout as well as safety and basic use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and the polishing machine. For those who have more experience, other tools may be covered as time allows.Find out more »