to our studio

Where our online classes will make you
feel like you're right here with us


Hi I’m Lucy…

I know that making jewellery isn’t as easy as it looks, believe me, I have been exactly where you are right now. It wasn’t just learning skills the right way that was the problem, but procrastination and motivation used to drive me totally insane. And don’t even talk to me about that feeling of utter uselessness when things didn’t go to plan. But I want let you in on something, this journey – it really can be fun, engaging and rewarding! I promise.

Hopefully see you over in the forums very soon for a chat

Lucy xx

Start With Why

By understanding the why and not just the how, learning can be much simpler.  Our number one mission is to make sure you understand why! And of course, to make your jewellery making journey as uncomplicated, waffle-free and fun as possible.  

That's why we created the Metalsmith Academy Membership Programme

If you feel like you need a little extra motivation and support on your jewellery making journey, or that you just want to be able to create confidently, as part of an encouraging community – then you are in the right place.  Here are just a few of the classes included in your membership:
Saw Pierced Pendant

Saw Pierced Pendant

Chunky Chain With S-clasp

Chunky Chain

Delicate Flower Ring

Delicate Flower Ring

Learn to make linked earrings

Linked Drop Earrings

Sweat Soldered Bracelet

Sweat Soldered Bracelet

Spinner Ring

Saw Pierced Pendant

Flush Set Pendant

Flush Set Pendant

Bezel Set Pendant

Bezel Set Pendant

Octopus Set Ring

Octopus Set Ring

Chunky Bezel Set Ring

Chunky Bezel Set Ring

Prong Set Pendant

Prong Set Pendant

Tube Set Ring

Tube Set Ring

Oval bezel setting

Bezel Setting Oval Gems

Render Metal Black & White

Rendering Metal in Pencil

Round header images for Learndash Rendering metal in clour 34

Rendering Metal in Colour

thumnail image round brilliant faceted stone

Rendering a Ruby

Plus tonnes more!

Not only do you get all our current and future online classes, you'll also have access to so much more....

Student Roadmap

A firm favourite with our current members, you’ll never have to worry about where to start or what’s next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step by step process.

Community Support

If you’re feeling down on the motivation front, don’t worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.

Creative Kickstarters

Every two months we’ll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what’s a challenge without some ass kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you’re in the right ballpark).

Supplier Discounts

Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios…. just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.

Express Bites

We are listening to what you’re struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that – our stalking skills are on point!

Template Packs

If you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like – zero credit required!

Tips and Tricks Library

Solutions to the problems causing you drama! Not only do we share our tips and tricks, but you can upload and share too!

Direct Help

Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Just because you’re learning online, doesn’t mean you have to learn alone!

Quality classes are super important, and you know we understand that.  We put our heart and soul into our classes to make sure they not only crystal clear, but also a tonne of fun. But, I really believe to make the most of any learning opportunity, we all need so much more.  We want a community, inspiration, and an occasional friendly kick up the arse to keep us motivated. When something isn’t going to plan, you need a little feedback, or just lack motivation in general, working alone is less than helpful.  That’s why we created our Metalsmith Academy Membership Programme. We designed our platform to re-create an online version of exactly what we had here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: a supportive and caring jewellery family.  A family who celebrate wins together, bitch over things that didn’t go right, and generally just encourage each other so nobody ever feels like they’re in this alone.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Welcome to our studio

Our mission is to enable you to grow confidently as a jeweller and a designer so that you can get to work putting your new skills into action as quickly as possible. We’ve helped thousands of students to take their work to the next level, and it makes us super happy to show off some of their spectacular work below:

What our Members are Saying......

Lucy Walker Metalsmith Academy is the most amazing, inspirational and brilliant learning experience I have ever known. The tutorial videos and handouts are so detailed and well explained it is as though you are in the same room as Lucy. One person commented on Instagram, ‘Lucy’s classes are awesome’, and they absolutely are! I intend to be a member for quite some time! Congratulations Lucy and your team, you are amazing.
Paula Morris
Lucy Walker is hands down the best jewelry teacher I have come across, and I have come across a few. Her classes are packed with information, tips and tricks and many other resources. Her classes move at a clip and doesn’t dwaddle like many others I have seen. Her website and forum are readily creative and smart and yes, informative. The forum is great – you are never left without an answer. Between Lucy and the great students’ community you always get an answer. As if that weren’t enough, Lucy has a great sense of humor.
Nilanjana Van Order
Lucy gives very clear instruction, shows steps from different angles, as well as demonstrates various methods to get the job done. Her humor is infectious and I feel as though I’m there in her studio in person. The content of the classes is unlike any other courses available online, which has been very beneficial to my growing metalsmith skills. I would highly recommend these courses to the aspiring jeweler at almost any level!
Laura Hingley
I’m so happy i registered in the metal smith academy with lucy! There’s so many tips i learned that you won’t see on youtube and i bought many new tools recommended in the classes to make jewelry ! The videos are well explained and you can also downloaded the pdf of the classes! 🙂 It’s like going to school but online, and it’s worth the money! If you have any questions, lucy is super fast to answer and help you with any trouble you have with the jewelry! So yes i highly recommend if you wanna learn to make jewelry 🙂
Mélodie Levasseur
Nilanjana Van Order
Laura Hingley
Mélodie Levasseur

Got questions? If you don't find an answer here, just drop us a message in the little box below.

In order to give students the best experience possible, we only offer classes as part of our membership programme.

The videos cannot be downloaded, but the handouts are yours to download and keep forever.  Please bear in mind that our handouts are quite big files – we wanted to keep the quality high, so they may take a little time to download – please don’t get angry with your computer during this time, they’re worth the wait.

Unfortunately, the videos don’t have closed captions at the minute, but all our classes do come with downloadable handouts where the techniques are explained fully.  We have had very happy reviews from deaf and non-English speaking students.  We welcome you to try them out – if you find you can’t fully understand, we’ll be more than happy to offer a refund.

You can cancel at any time you like – just head on over to your account where it’s super easy to do.  Your membership will continue to run for 1 month after your last payment at which time you’ll no longer have access to our membership.  But we hope you’ll come back soon.

Whilst we can’t guarantee that our prices won’t go up in future, whatever price you signed up at, is the price you will pay for as long as you stay a member.  We love you and want you to stay, we’re not going to piss you off by increasing your prices – we’d rather you spend your money on tools and gems!

Lucy and Vennice are available to answer questions for members in our membership forum where questions can be asked so they benefit the whole community.  

Questions asked via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linked In and other social media avenues will not be answered simply because they get buried very quickly.  So if you have a question and want a quick answer – the forums are definitely the way to go, Lucy and Vennice are in there happily chatting and helping out most days. 

Unfortunately, our email team at this time does not include class support – if Lucy and Vennice were to answer their own emails every day, they would never be able to leave the computer to make you guys more classes.  So if you have a question and want a quick answer – the forums are definitely the way to go, Lucy and Vennice are in there happily chatting and helping out most days. 

Ohhh this is so sad, we have so many plans and ideas, but right now with the COVID situation as it is we don’t foresee in-person classes being possible for at least another year.  But we hope to be able to welcome you again to our real-life studio as soon as possible.

If you've got any questions, or just want to say hi! drop us a message



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