Beads and Yarn


We offer jewelry classes, tools for sale, free videos and more

Jewelry Workshops

We offer live, in studio classes year round. You can browse our schedule of classes. Click on any class for detailed descriptions including pics of sample projects, dates and prices. Register anytime online for your classes.

Wondering how to start? Check out our About Classes page for helpful advice. 

Tools for Sale

We sell quality tools for making jewelry to our students and the public. Our students receive a 20% discount, but our prices are competitive everyday. Visit our online shop.

Books by the Faculty

Joe and Anat Silvera are both authors of popular jewelry books: Soldering Made Simple, Soldering Beyond the Basics, and Enameling Made Easy. They also offer classes on DVD. Joe Silvera is a contributor to ArtJewelry magazine.

Free Instructional Videos

We offer some free instructional videos to introduce topics, like torch safety, setting up a safe work area for soldering, lost wax casting and polishing jewelry.

Wax Carving and Casting

Learn about wax carving and the lost wax casting process. Joe Silvera has been a jeweler and model maker for 25 years. In this section he shares information on how to use lost wax casting to create your own line of jewelry and custom findings.

Facebook. YouTube & More

Check out pictures of home jewelry studios, faculty work, student work and more on our Flickr page. See what kind of jewelry and tools the staff are browsing on Pinterest. Follow us on Facebook for posts about classes, jewelry and more. Visit our blog for more articles about jewelry making. And we post jewelry videos on our YouTube channel.

Try a class today! Sign up online. 



About Us

About Us

Make jewelry like a pro.
Welcome to Silvera Jewelry School in Berkeley, CA! Owned by Joe and Anat Silvera, our mission is to provide jewelry classes in traditional techniques to hobbyists, artists and professionals. Students come from all over the Bay Area, the United States - even from other countries to take classes at SJS.

Silvera Jewelry School is for aspiring metalsmiths, jewelry artists, hobbyists and professionals. We offer workshops in jewelry fabrication, casting, stone setting, enameling and more with a faculty of professional and guest instructors. More info…

Learn jewelry at school. 
Practice at home.
We teach people how to make their own jewelry, using techniques and equipment that are affordable, accessible and home studio friendly. We teach good technique and safe, ergonomic ways to work so that you can continue making jewelry for years. More info…

Small classes. Lots of help.

Classes at Silvera Jewelry School are small, 9 students max, with lots of hands-on-help and critique to accelerate your learning. Demonstrations are magnified live on a flat screen television so that everyone can see and understand the process. Imagine seeing solder flow and melt into a join in HD clarity. Browse our class schedule…

Short workshops 
to fit your schedule. 

We offer 3-hour and one, two and three day metalsmithing workshops for intensive learning in soldering, stone setting, and lots of other metalsmithing techniques. We also offer some weekly courses, usually in the evenings. Browse our class schedule…

All materials included. 
No extra tools to Buy
Classes include all your materials, including sterling silver to make your projects. Each student has a bench with a complete set of tools to use. Nothing extra to buy! And students receive a 20% discount on tools. Visit our tool shop…

Free Parking Everyday.
Although our school is in Berkeley, CA, we have nearby convenient street parking that is free all day long.