Enameling Jewelry Workshop: 
Make Your Own Colorful Enamel Earrings or Necklace

Iris Willow is offers private enameling jewelry workshops in her studio in San Francisco. 
In her workshop, you’ll learn how to fuse colored glass to copper to create a colorful custom necklace or earrings.


Iris will demonstrate each of the steps of the kiln-fired enameling process and then you will have the opportunity to try it yourself, selecting your own jewelry shape, jewelry enamel colors and jewelry design and then kiln-firing and finishing your necklace or earrings. Iris will provide several example designs to give you ideas on what you can make. You’re welcome to make one of her designs or come up with your own using the materials provided. You’ll take home an enameled pendant necklace or enameled dangle earrings in the colors and shape you select.

Student sketching out her jewelry design.

Student sketching out her jewelry design.

Student selecting copper shape for her necklace.

Student selecting copper shape for her necklace.

Students beginning to work on their jewelry.

Students beginning to work on their jewelry.

Student putting piece in the kiln.

Student putting piece in the kiln.


Looking for the perfect gift for a crafty friend? Gift certificates for private enameling classes for up to four participants make wonderful gifts.

How much is the workshop?

$150 for a one-on-one workshop (2 hours)
$120/ each for 2 people (2.5 hours)
$100/ each for 3 people (3 hours)
$80/ each for 4 people (3.5 hours)

How long is the workshop?

The workshop will be between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your pace and the number of students in the class.

When will the workshop take place?

All workshops are private, so you can select the date and time the works best for you and fits with Iris’ availability.

Where will the workshop take place?

The workshop will be at Iris’ studio in her garage in San Francisco. After your workshop is requested and confirmed, you will receive an email with directions.

How many people can be in a workshop?

You can schedule a private workshop just for you for one-on-one attention or you can invite up to three friends to join you. To be sure that everyone has enough time with the kiln, the maximum number of participants is four.

Who might want to attend this workshop?

This enameling workshop is great for anyone who loves jewelry and making art and wants to make their own piece of jewelry, either for themselves or as a personalized gift for a friend for her birthday, mother’s day or winter holiday. They are also great for team-building and bonding experiences. Participants under 16 must come with their parent or guardian.


I had no idea what enameling was before taking Iris’ workshop and she was so organized and articulate - it was a great first experience and I ended up with a beautiful piece I’m stoked to wear! You’ll love her energy. Take this class!
— Kathy
As someone who has always been fascinated by enameling, I was super happy to discover that Iris was offering a class. I found that the class had enough direction (Iris had a hands on demonstration on how to make one of her best selling pieces) that I felt confident when the time came to design and create a piece of my own. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn jewelry making in a low pressure environment!
— Yu-Ann
Iris is a very patient and thorough teacher. Because of her thoughtful outline, demonstration and guidance throughout the process, our pieces all came out great. I would highly recommend!
— Kristin
This was a great activity for a fun girl’s day. Despite our limited artistic talents coming in, Iris made sure we all left with amazing earrings and necklaces that looked professionally made. Thank you Iris!
— Stephanie
The class was a lot of fun and it’s so great to have a piece of jewelry that you made yourself at the end. It was a great team-building workshop for coworkers!
— Kristine


Crafterateur Blog

Check out the awesome blog post by Erin Garcia on her Crafterateur Blog about her experience in my enameling workshop, complete with photos!

Iris Willow Studio Yelp

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Iris Willow Studio Google Places

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