Fundamentals of Steel Jewelry

  • $560.00
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Fundamentals of Steel Jewelry
Instructor: Maia Leppo
May 6-8: Friday - Sunday, three days, 10am - 4pm
Class Fee: $560 | $55-$75 Materials Kit Fee

Class format: In-Studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: Basic metal skills are helpful but not required.

In this course for working in mild steel, students will explore the basics of utilizing steel sheet and wire as fundamental jewelry components, as well as simple prong settings. Basic fabrication, proper soldering, and appropriate finishing techniques for steel will all be covered to create finished jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces, and brooches. This course is ideal for anyone looking to grasp the basics of steel working on a jewelry scale.  

Material KITS Include:

  • Ear posts
  • Ear nuts
  • Sanding discs
  • Grinding wheel
  • 3m micro wheel
  • Separating discs
  • Screw mandrels
  • Snap mandrel
  • Cup bur 1.4mm
  • Cup bur 3.5mm
  • Cup bur 1.7mm
  • A variety of steel wire and sheet

Students MUST Bring or Purchase:

  • Sawblades 2/0

Instructor Bio:

Maia graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Community Health. She received training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools, including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and her Masters of Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz. She has participated in artist residencies at Arrowmont and Fallingwater and has taught around the country including Penland, Arrowmont, Pocosin, and Touchstone. She currently works out of her studio in the Brewhouse Association on the south side of Pittsburgh.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

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All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.