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Make your own jewelry

In Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt City Smithery is a studio in South Salt Lake Utah where you can come to learn to make jewelry from our experienced instructors. If you already have experience and need to use our equipment, you can book an open studio.

We welcome students, artists, and event groups to come to our studio and make a piece that you will love forever!

How to smith a ring

Gather Materials & Tools

  • Round wire
  • Anvil
  • Nylon mallet
  • Ruler
  • Torch
  • Jeweler’s saw
  • Flat file
  • Ring mandrel
  • Wet & Dry abrasive papers
  • Solder
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Measure & Shape

  • Cut the wire to meet the required length for your ring size
  • Form the ring on the ring mandrel with the nylon mallet
  • Make sure the ends are fitting together nicely and solder the ends together
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Smooth & Shine

  • Clean up excess solder at the seam with a file
  • Place on the ring mandrel and strike with the nylon mallet to refine the shape.
  • Solder the ring shank to bezel setting
  • Use sandpaper and polishing compounds to create the desired finished look. Set your stone.
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Learn how to make rings & other jewelry in our classes.

Materials & Tools are available.

Our class reviews

Salt City Smithery is a fantastic studio!

They are always very welcoming. Jan and Amy are very knowledgeable and willing share information to learn new skills. If you’re considering taking a jewelry class just for fun or to learn a new skill that will develop and blossom this is the place to go!

Stephanie Chavez
Stephanie Chavez

I love this place!

Amy is very knowledgeable and gave such great advice on tackling some of my hardest silversmithing problems like forming thick wire perfectly and setting multiple tiny bezels at the same time. As a beginner, I felt safe working with silver under her guidance. I can’t recommend SCS enough!

Enoch Platero
Stephanie Chavez
Stephanie Chavez
Enoch Platero

Meet your instructors


Amy has been creating jewelry since the early 1990s. She’s been a maker her whole life, starting out sewing with her mom and grandmother as a young child. She has had a career…


I can’t remember when art was not a part of my life…my refuge, my muse, my friend. We moved frequently when I was young, and I was always the new kid on the block. The one constant…


Jack is a 11 year old Australian Shepherd that, after a long life of adventure, has retired into his position as our studio dog. Sleeping is his most enjoyed pastime but he can still play fetch…

Our Classes

We offer a wide variety of metalsmithing and jewelry classes. See below for a few of our most popular classes


The craft of fabricating jewelry from silver, gold, copper, brass or bronze to create jewelry and small art objects.



Lapidary is the art of polishing or faceting gemstones for setting into jewelry.

Lapidary Classes


Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal, creating a glossy and vividly colored surface.


The ancient art of lost wax casting began in the Bronze Age and became an important metalworking tool. 

Casting Classes

Our Gallery

Pieces made by instructors and students

Red Jasper Hoop Earrings

Artist: Amy Schmidt

Fused Silver Cuff

Artist: Megan Oliver

Wearable Vessel

Artist: Amy Schmidt

Keum Boo Earrings

Artist: Kat Murray

Druzy Pendant

Artist: Amy Schmidt

Bezel Prong Pendant

Artist: Laura Ellis

Blue Kyanite Ring

Artist: Kat Murray

Copper Wall Hanging with Beads

Artist: Jan Harris Smith