Jewelry Designer’s Dream Templates

There are few shortcuts to beautiful handmade jewelry. The design process is painstakingly meticulous. Planning, measuring, creating test pieces, and mock-ups before ultimately holding the final piece in your hand. I love this, and I fight this. I believe in the process, but I want to skip to the good stuff!

As a graphic artist, I created these half-sketched design blanks and templates to facilitate and jump start my own design process. I wanted to make them available to other jewelry artists, too. Use these true-to-size templates to quickly sketch your ideas, and have organic design shapes that don’t look machine made.

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Sketch on them, use them as sawing patterns, or sheet stock mock-ups.

Jump right into designing the fun part! From basic to nearly fully developed—begin sketching on a template blank from a point of precision.

Each template sheet has many blanks to sketch, cut out, and build on.

Each template is filled with options. You are welcome to photocopy yours for your own use.

See all the template options Here!

Please share this link with anyone you think may like a shortcut to BEAUTIFUL design.

Blank bands, shanks, and mounting areas get you to your finished vision.
Imagine planning a surface texture on various widths of bands. The widths are true to scale, as are the size 7 ring circumferences.
Work with gem dummies in 6 and 8mm widths, to keep your sketches, and mock-ups accurate.
Wax carvers, and casters will appreciate the 3-perspective planning space on an assortment of ring bodies.

Une Table Pour Une Personne

I’m on day 144 of my Duolingo French training. That’s what I did during Covid. That, and I learned to cook. Anyway, I learned basic things like: dry your meat before you brown it, and never over cook it. The cheery owl in the track suit expands my mind, and Dinnerly expands my waist. C’est la vie, or C’est ma vie.

Spring is around the corner, and I have set a table for one…and deux. All of my classes are naturally spaced at extreme ends of my 8 foot work table for small groups of like-tribe—as we refer to those we maintain hugging status with. A few more than 2 may also work. Serendipitously, we often wear protective eyewear, masks, and gloves anyway, so it’s all good!

Bienvenue! Welcome to the Garage. On the menu this season is Soldering with a side of Dandelion Seed charms, a refreshing New Leaf Enameling exploration, and the House Specialty: SPINNER RINGS. All through Sioux Falls Community Ed.


Welcome to the Garage.

Silversmithing classes for the more serious, the connoisseur, are available á la carte, by the hour, and in a veritable feast of courses to accommodate your tastes and schedule. Sorry, take-out, and delivery are not available, though you can stop by for a taste anytime! Please call ahead!

Lent Fabric Painting

Meditative Mantra Mandala—that sums up the goal, vehicle, and choreography of this focus on Jesus’ Temptation from Matthew 4.
A lovely group of ZOOM attendees followed a path to complete a painted dish towel that will hang as a memory of that event. My hope is that focused meditation, aided by simple repetitive brush strokes, will forge our prayers in other parts of our brain (and heart) through the motions, and our other sensory experiences. Beyond reading and hearing, by seeing the symbols formed by the painted strokes, praying while smelling the acrylic medium, searching for understanding and enlightenment while being aware of others completing these same steps, I have faith a deeper connection is made.
I am moved by each artist’s devotion. It was challenging, and scary, to present a class with such an important message.

WWJD? He would, he did, sacrifice all.

Black T-shirt version