Jewelry Studio at the Hop

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

A well-equipped jewelry and metalsmithing makerspace.

Jewelry Open Studio

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 1–5 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 1–9 pm

• No Charge. Pay for the materials you use.
• Open to all on-campus Dartmouth students.
• Limited availability. 8 student workbenches available.
• Reservations encouraged. Walk-in's allowed if a workbench is available.
• Open Studio will not be available when a class is in session.
• Supervised and mentored by Claflin Jewelry Studio Instructors.
• Agree to follow all of Dartmouth's health safety protocols.

Open Studio Sign Up

Fall 2021 Make It In The Studio Jewelry Classes

• 8 students maximum per group.
• Open to all on-campus Dartmouth students.
• All classes are $10.
• Must pre-register online.
• Limited availability, please commit to attending if you sign up.
• Each class has multiple days and time to choose from for maximum availability.
• Agree to follow all of Dartmouth's health safety protocols.

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Stamped Silver Band Ring: stamping, shaping, soldering

• Wed, Sep 22, 1–2:30 pm (Registration deadline: Sep 20)
• Thu, Sep 30, 4:30–6 pm (Registration deadline: Sep 28) 


Hand-Sawn Key Chain: intro to precision jeweler's saws

• Sat, Sep 25, 11 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Sep 23) 

• Wed, Oct 6, 4:30–6 pm (Registration deadline: Oct 4) 


Coin Ring: hammering, forming

• Sat, Oct 16, 10:30 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Oct 14) 

• Sat, Nov 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 11) 


Forged Cuff Bracelet: hammering, forging, forming

• Wed, Oct 20, 1–2:30 pm (Registration deadline: Oct 18) 

• Thu, Nov 11, 11 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 9) 


Big Brass Earrings: hammering, drilling, filing, forming

• Thu, Oct 28, 4:30–6 pm (Registration deadline: Oct 26) 

• Wed, Nov 10, 1–2:30 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 8) 


Spinner Ring: hammering, forming, soldering

• Sat, Oct 30, 10:30 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Oct 28) 

• Sat, Nov 20, 10:30 am–12:30 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 18) 


Soldered Silver Post Earrings: soldering

• Wed, Nov 3, 4:30–6 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 1) 

• Thu, Nov 18, 1–2:30 pm (Registration deadline: Nov 16) 
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Watch for Pop-Up Jewelry Making Throughout the Term!

Updates from the Jewelry Studio

Workshops Spring 2020 Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of over 40 Dartmouth students

How to Find the Jewelry Studio

How to Make a Bezel Stone Set Pendant

J-Shop Testimonial

Making a Silver Band Ring

Stories from the Student Workshops 2019/2020

During a time of remote learning, students reconnect to the workshops by sharing stories about their favorite projects and the skills they learned.

Makerspaces at Dartmouth

How to Make Hoop Earrings

Creating Your Own J-Hook Clasp

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Contact Us

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Questions about the Jewelry Studio?

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.