Jewelry design in process

Take your jewelry making practice to the next level with a suite of courses designed to help you acquire increased design proficiency and strategies to bring your creations to market.

Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!

Certificate fee:

$100, nonrefundable.

Certificate Requirements:

Four core courses plus two electives.

CORE COURSES

PMJ-482 Making Wearable Art: Beginner Jewelry Fabrication
PMJ-483 Finding Your Voice: Branding, Marketing, and Creating Your Unique Presence in the Jewelry Industry
PMJ-484 Computer Aided Design and 3-D Modeling for Jewelers
PMJ-485 Jewelry Design + Development

ELECTIVES

PMJ-486: Making Wearable Art: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication
PMJ-487 Jewelry Design History & Current Trends


JEWELRY DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT

PMJ-485

This class will focus on design strategies and how to plan and sample a collection for production. Work through the steps of designing and producing your own jewelry line as you build a collection in real time. 

Topics covered will include research, presentation, concept/design development, identifying and supporting big ideas, and refining your work so that your entire collection feels strong, supported and cohesive. Learn how to create technical spec sheets and best practices for working with vendors and communicating their designs throughout the prototyping and production process. 

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FINDING YOUR VOICE: BRANDING, MARKETING, AND CREATING YOUR UNIQUE PRESENCE IN THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY

PMJ-483 

This intensive course will be your primer for defining and marketing your jewelry business. Whether you’re a jewelry designer, a bench jeweler, appraiser, gemologist, or retailer, you will develop the tools required to create a memorable, relatable, and enduring brand.

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COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND 3-D MODELING FOR JEWELERS  
PMJ-484

This course is designed for the Computer Aided Design novice. Through a series of hands-on exercises and projects, students will experience fundamental digital tools suitable for the design, modeling, rendering and production of small jewelry items.

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JEWELRY DESIGN HISTORY & CURRENT TRENDS
PMJ-487

The history of jewelry and wearable ornament design is rich with multi-cultural, socio-economic, and material usage concepts. Elements of antique and historic jewelry can often be reinterpreted and have new iterations in other eras.  You will examine the various factors that contribute to jewelry design today and how they relate to their historic antecedents.

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