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For a limited time only!

Free a $249.00 value! Our 15 hour Silversmithing Course with the purchase of a beginning tool kit.
(see details below)

Did you know that Silversmithing is a classic American art form that you can learn in only a weekend? It is and you can! This is a 15 hour beginning silversmithing video series where you will learn how to make a several sterling silver pendants and 12 bonus projects. You will discover how to solder a bezel, set a cabochon, decorate your project with embellishments some of which you will create. Then you will polish the finished piece to a lustrous sparkle. (You don't have to spend all 15 hours before you will be creating jewelry. In a little over 2 hours you will be doing the copper exercises and working on your first pendant.)

You will learn the silver soldering techniques that contemporary Silversmiths and Native Americans Artist have used successfully for over a hundred years. These techniques allow you to use an inexpensive butane torch and a minimum of tools. Wouldn't it be great to be able to say "I made them" about pendants similar to these? The soldering techniques you learn in this series are also used in many other types contemporary jewelry and other styles of Silversmithing including rigs and racelets.

Here are a few of the things you will learn in this beginning silversmithing video series  :
  the basics of silversmithing for jewelry making;
  how to solder copper, sterling and fine silver;
  the tools and materials needed to be a artisan in contemporary and southwestern-style silver jewelry;
  the method to make solder flow and combine to make seamless joints;
  the differences in easy, medium and hard solder;
  how an inexpensive torch (less than $60.00) will help you make sellable jewelry worth thousands of dollars;
  how and why to use spray on flux when silver soldering;
  how to use flux as indicator to start soldering;
  the purpose of flux and how it prepares the metal;
  why it is less profitable to do repairs;
  why it is less profitable when you use a jeweler?s saw;
  why NOT to use rouges;
  why 'fire coat' or 'fire scale' when you are soldering is relevant;
  how to make exceptional bezels the fast and easy way;
  why serrated bezels are easier to use;
  how to close a plain bezel without wrinkling;
  how to make rope and ball embellishments and attach premade purchased embellishments;
  the secret of how to avoid returns for polishing;
Your Beginning Silversmithing DVD set includes 7 full screen high quality videos and 1 computer data disk with lots of resources.

The 20 projects are :

Two Leaves & Flower Pendant
Leaf & Flower Pendant
Four Balls Pendant
Three Leaves Pendant
Rectangle Contemporary Pendant
Diamond Contemporary Pendant
Hummingbird Pendant
Three Feathers Pendant
Random Balls Pendant
Single Band Ring
Stud Earrings

Embellished S Clasp
Ball Embellished Clasp
Twisted Wire Rope Clasp
Fancy Head Pins
Southwest Spiral
Triangles & Squares
Chain Chain Chain
Squiggle Flower
Multi-loop Clasp

Show Beginning Silversmithing DVD's Index

Here's the special!

 If you will purchase my beginning tool kit with copper exercises kit we will include the 15 hour Beginning Silversmithing DVD Series.  This should make make it a lot easier for you to get started making beautiful jewelry.

Here is the list of the quality tools, copper kit and expendables just like the ones in the DVD series to assure your success. We'll just call it "The Kit"  from here on. Here is what comes in The Kit.

Tools, expendables and copper exercises kit included in The Kit

1   Lazy Sue SolderNBoard TM
2   Charcoal Block
3   Shears (straight)
4   Nylon Hammer
5   Bench Block
6   Dowel Set - 6 pieces
7   Chasing Hammer
8   Butane Torch
9   Flux Mix
10   Pickle Dry
11   Ring Mandrel-Steel-Marked 
12   Files Set - 10 pieces
13   File Crosscut  6 inch
14   Copper Tongs
15   Memory Wire cutters
16   Spider Hold Down TM
17   Cross lock Tweezers
18   Straight Wooden  Tweezers
19   Titanium Pick
20   Looping Pliers
21   Ring Clamp
22   Bezel Tool 
23   Steel Ruler
24   Blue Silicon Wheels
25   Yellow Polishing Wheels
26   Spray Bottles -2
27   Rough Polish 1 lb
28   Fine Zam Polish 1/4 Lb
29   T-pins -100
30   Spring Clips -12
31   Face Masks - 4 each
32   Table Cover - 8 piece
33   Bailing Wire 18 inches
35   Copper Exercises Kit

ly $443.95 including Shipping & Handling & Free Beginning Silversmithing Video Series

In addition to the The Kit above you will also need some items that you probably already own. Here is the list:
Safety Glasses, distilled Water, small glass jar, small funnel. Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker, Sharpie Fine Marker, Chain Nose pliers, Needle Nose Pliers, Butane - filtered or refined (available at hardware store and cigarette stores), Cigarette Lighter or Striker, 2 - 16 ounce wide mouth mason Jars, 1/4 or larger variable speed drill, small containers for scrap, Scissors - Old pair preferred you will be cutting cardboard, wide emery boards fingernail files, Paper towels, Dremil or rotary tool set with a mandrel that has an end that looks like a screw, Cardboard like cereal box, White Cardboard, like business card, Baking Soda and Fire Extinguisher.

If you want to be a Silversmith, as a professional or a Hobbyist, then you are going to need the right tools to do the job. Since you will be buying them anyway why not get a nice starter set and get the bonus of a first class set of instructions with lots of valuable information?

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Your Instructor:

David Smith, a metal worker with over 35 years experience, has been selling jewelry and providing jewelry creation instruction for the past 12 years. David is also a member of the Society of American Silversmiths.

" I will teach you the basics of creating stunning silver jewelry and get you started on the road to becoming a profitable Silversmith"  David Smith

Questions: please contact David Smith by email at
Or use our Schedule Request and Silversmithing Class Survey

or  give me a call at 317-755-0095

Watch for our Advanced Jewelry Silversmithing classes coming soon.


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Our customers' thoughts
 about our videos

This was the greatest class and instructor EVER!
I went into this class thinking it would be very tedious, something fun to try, probably make something cool, but not anything I would try again. My main objective was to learn about soldering without having to invest money in tools/materials I might never use again.
Dave is a great teacher. The class was nonstop education. It was a lot of info on selling, techniques, tips, etc. Never did I feel rushed or bogged down. Dave took a great amount of time individually helping each of us. Answering even unrelated questions. He showed us ways to make silver smiting fast (big fan) and profitable.
I completed 2 projects, and felt confident enough to help a couple other students a bit. I am in awe of my projects, and although they are not my usual aesthetic, I love them, and will now set up a space to do more pieces, combining the techniques I learned with some enameling techniques.
I can't rave about Dave enough. He is so organized, calm, patient and funny. He is safety conscious and critiques your work by teaching you what you could do better. He makes you feel confident in what you are doing.
If you get the chance, take his class. I can't wait for the advanced ones.

Class review by Miranda Ackerley:

This is the perfect class for anyone wanting to learn how to be a successful silversmith, whether for yourself or your business. I’ve taken a silversmithing class before, but was unable to continue making silversmithing pieces because of how expensive the supplies were. Therefore, I was most impressed by how affordable the tools and supplies used in this silversmithing class were. Unlike other silversmithing classes, Dave taught me how to use supplies that are less expensive and don’t require their own room to keep from burning my house down. After the class, I was able to purchase the supplies and set up an area on my kitchen table to work without spending a small fortune. I think Dave can make any unsure beginner feel like an expert, and I left with the confidence to make beautiful pendants on my own.

Class Review By Alexis Brown

Just a note to thank you again for the great Intro to Silversmithing class. I learned so much in the 2 short days... and you gave me such a renewed appreciation for Southwestern jewelry.  I have a large collection of Native American jewelry that I have collected for many years... just looking at those pieces now, and realizing what is involved to create these pieces... well, I'm in awe!.

Karen V

Dave Smith’s Beginning Silversmithing class was AWESOME! Two days of nonstop education. Dave is very organized, patient and entertaining. He took time to help each person individually while keeping the rest of the class working too. He is safety conscious and critiques your work by teaching you what you could do better while instilling confidence in what you are doing. I am quite impressed with my project pieces and can't wait for the advanced class. I have been making and selling beaded jewelry for about 4 years and while I love the creative aspect, I haven’t really found my ‘nitch’. Until now! Thanks Dave,

Laury H

Hi Dave, I just wanted to thank you again for the Silversmithing class you taught at Beadoholique in Spring, Texas. I had a great time and FINALLY learned to solder without being scared of it. I am quite happy with my piece and enjoyed your way of teaching. I too teach jewelry classes and I'm a fine silver snob!! There's nothing like it although I am told gold is wonderful to work with but too rich for my 'not very deep' pockets! Thanks again and I hope to be in another one of your classes somewhere in time.

 Kathy C.

I have been wanting to attend a silversmithing class to learn about the techniques because I didn't want to learn on my own, and I am so glad I waited! I was blown away with the quality of instruction and how many techniques we were able to learn in just two days. Everything we needed was provided for the class, and I was so impressed with the preparation that is taken to get ready for students. Dave was great with giving 1 on 1 attention to each student (even in a large class), was extremely patient for those that were slower learners, and made difficult techniques seem simple with giving professional hints and tips. Plus he even pushed through and continued the course when he was sick. Dave gave us lots of options to get everything we needed to start on our own, including tools, materials, and instructional dvd's/'online content at very competitive prices as well. I was so impressed with my own work and enjoyed it so much that I decided to purchase a kit and the online instruction so I could review our techniques and learn new ones. The online content is fabulous; it gives you a view that would just be like your own on the bench, and even shows how to prevent or fix mistakes! Dave gave me the confidence to start making pieces the very next day on my own, and I'm very excited to have learned this skill. I couldn't have been happier with the class and the instructor. If you decide to take this course I guarantee you will not be disappointed!


Melissa M.

Hi Dave, I was in your class at Argenta Bead Company this past September. After your class I took another beginner silversmith class because a pendant, ring and possibly a bracelet was to be taught and I wanted more practice and knew I'd probably get to learn different techniques with silversmithing. So far the class has only worked on a ring. I am very thankful I found your class because this class is more of a craft class. I got to experience an acetylene torch, saw, warm pickle and paste flux (I prefer your method for flux & pickle) but it has been very frustrating and illogical with some procedures. Many students have had to re-solder pieces because the instructor did not do a good job at showing how to manipulate the solder with heat. Because you made us watch twice how solder follows heat I was able to save my solder when it balled up on the inside of my ring connection. Very proud moment for me because I was in a state of panic. There is much more I can point out but it would be a book. If I hadn't found your class and took just this other one I would have given up on making jewelry, and I want this to be a business. So thank you for sharing your skills and experience. I hope to take another class from you some day.


Rick C.

This was so much more than a soldering class. I went home and created jewelry for my wife and kids. They love it!

Tiffany H.

OMG! I am so looking forward to the advanced silversmithing class. I am the only student at my school who is making their own sterling body art.


 Amber T.

I tried learning in on-line silversmithing classes but there just wasn't enough detail about how to solder a bezel or how to handle the problems I was having. Dave covered all that in class. My comfort level is enough now that I plan to start selling as soon as I get enough pieces created.