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Join the Metalsmith Academy

Discover how YOU can create quality jewellery with confidence today

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When it comes to online jewellery making classes, we know you need the details

Crystal Clear Videography

High resolution video demonstration

With exceptionally close up videography to show you nitty gritty stuff, full screen shots to help you understand scale and how we’re using the jewellery making tools, and our obsessive commitment to never meandering off camera. We’ve got you covered.

Detailed Explanations

Lucy Walker and Vennice Aw-Metalsmith Academy Instructor

As with any jewellery, it’s important to understand the small details in jewellery making. In order to truly “get it” though, we have to understand not only the how, but also the why.  We’re also pretty keen on sharing what not to do too – it does come in pretty damn handy!

Full Colour handouts

Handouts in colour

As well as creating hours of waffle-free videos, we’ve also put together a detailed handout with over 50 pages of glorious full-colour photos – so you can get the practice you need even when not online. Sorry to break it to you, but this one is going to really need it!

Want to Learn How to Make Jewellery?

Start with why!

By understanding the why and not just the how, learning to make quality jewellery can be so much simpler.  

Our number one mission is to make sure you understand why we do things the way we teach.  And of course, to make your jewellery making journey as uncomplicated, waffle-free and fun as possible.  

Just Released / Coming Soon

If you’re looking for the very latest content, whatever it is, you’ll find it right here!

double shank ring band

Making a Split Shank Ring Band

How to make a simple bale 2

How to Make a Simple Bale

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Saddle Rings Template Pack

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Isolating the Beads for Bead and Bright Setting​

Textured anvils for creative textures 2

Custom Anvils for
Creative Textures

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Rings within Rings - A Lesson in Fabrication, Soldering & Finishing

Modifying Pliers Extra Grip

Modifying Pliers for Extra
Grip Strength

Modifying An Anvil With Sandpaper Sticks 2

Modifying a hammer handpiece anvil with sandpaper sticks

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Beadopus Setting - Octopus
Setting With Beaded Wire

Lucy Walker

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

Why we created the

Metalsmith Academy

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.  

Jewellery making class

Let me introduce: The Roadmap

It’s not only going to get you from A-Z on your jewellery making journey, but it’s going to take you there with style and confidence.

Stage 1 - Metalsmithing Fundamentals

Saw pierced pendant class

Saw Pierced Pendant

Chunky chain class

Chunky Chain

Delicate flower ring class

Delicate Flower Ring

Stage 2 - Metalsmithing Fundamentals

Spinner ring class

Spinner Ring

Linked drop earring class

Linked Drop Earrings

Sweat soldered bracelet class

Sweat Soldered Bracelet

Stage 3 - Introduction to Stone Setting

Bezel set pendant class

Bezel Set Pendant

Chunky bezel set ring class

Chunky Bezel Set Ring

Prong set pendant class

Prong Set Pendant

Stage 4 - Stone Setting Intermediate

Flush set pendant class

Flush Set Pendant

Octopus Set ring class

Octopus Set Ring

Tube set ring class

Tube Set Ring

Stage 5 - Stone Setting Getting Fancy

Bezel setting an oval brilliant cut class

Bezel Setting - An Oval Brilliant Cut

Bezel setting a princess cut class

Bezel Setting - A Princess Cut Stone

Prong setting for round brilliant cut class

Prong Setting for Round Brilliant Cuts

Ready to get started?

Join us over at the Metalsmith Academy today

Classes - Community - Support

The Metalsmith Academy: It's more than just classes

We want to make sure you have everything you need to succeed

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!
A firm favorite 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.
Every couple of 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).
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!
Solutions to the problems causing you drama! These fast and furious videos are created to answer your questions fast
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.
Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios.... just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.
Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

Student Work

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 beyond proud to show off some of their spectacular creations below:

What our Metalsmith Academy 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.

Over 200 5-Star Facebook and Google Reviews

Join the Metalsmith Academy

Discover how YOU can create quality jewellery with confidence today

Classes - Community - Support

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

As many times as you like as long as your subscription is active

Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

Yes, all our videos have automatic closed captions in English enabled as an option.

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

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