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Jewelry Fabrication Instructions

Begin your artistic journey into the world of jewelry making. One-on-one private tutoring or small classes assure the special attention you need to explore your creative potential.

Come learn from German goldsmith Birgit Kupke-Peyla and benefit from her three decades of collected knowledge in metal fabrication.
The studio is located in Monterey County. Workshops are intensive, hands-on, individualized, and limited to 2 students. The studio setting and small number of students guarantee a unique and effective environment for learning, as well as tailored instruction.
Weekly studio classes are offered in jewelry fabrication. Instructions accommodate all levels of ability & interest. Both beginners and experienced students are welcome!

  • Beginning to advanced fabrication
  • Stone setting
  • Chains
  • Mechanisms
  • Wire working and beading

12 Hr Class Package - $1375.

a torch in action Ongoing classes in  jewelry fabrication. Instruction times are flexible by arrangement.
Suggested are afternoons from 2-5, evenings from 6-9, or weekends from 2-5.
Classes are offered in 12hr packages or by the hour for $125,
are on a drop-in basis, and limited to 2 students. 
A reservation is necessary to secure a spot. Independent working time in the studio
can be added for a reduced fee of $60/h. Cancellations must be made 36 hrs in advance.

Materials not included. Tools are supplied. 

    • Afternoons 2pm-5pm
    • Evenings 6pm-9pm
    • Weekends 2pm-5pm


Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
Instructor for Metal Arts, 1996-2001
Advanced Classes in Stone setting, Mechanisms and Soldering

Cabrillo College, Soquel, CA
for Beginning Metal Arts, 1996-1997


Click here to download a registration form. Please print, fill out this form, and mail:
Birgit Kupke-Peyla Designstudio, P.O.Box 2857 Salinas, CA 93902 CA 94025 TEL: 831-809-9447

Recommended Tools and Materials:

  • eye protection (required)
  • tracing paper, pens, pencils
  • design ideas or samples

It is not necessary to bring tools to the workshop unless you want to use your own. If you are planning on investing in tools we recommend doing so after the workshop. You will learn a lot about what you do and don’t need.


backyard studio

Birgit Kupke-Peyla Designstudio is located in Salinas, California. Walking distance from historic downtown.
(17 miles from the Monterey Peninsula Airport and & about 45 minutes from the San Jose International Airport.)


Public Transportation :


There are many hotels in the area to choose from. Here are a few that are just a short distance to the studio.
{Should you decide to vacation, check out Carmel and Pebble Beach}


From $169 a night
(0.68 miles from studio)


From $115.00 a night
(0.60 miles from studio)


From $99.00 a night
(1.03 miles from studio)



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