February 2020 Newsletter
What's New at New Approach
Our campus has been abuzz with nonstop classes. For years, the New Approach School for Jewelers has provided a variety of stone setting and bench comprehensive classes to take students of all experiences to the next level. We are now hosting additional guest instructors to provide top tier educational experiences spanning even more jewelry related subjects to fit your interests. Classes to come include CAD, Casting, Enameling and so much more! Please continue following along as we add these new courses to our curriculum.
New Approach School for Jewelers
Featured Class Offerings
We are excited to partner with Coin Ring Making instructor Jason, owner and founder of Jason's Works. Jason has pioneered methods for creating incredible rings from minted coins using tools and techniques he designed —both from scratch and from creatively re-purposing existing equipment. To learn more about Jason and his business Jason's Works, click HERE!
This class is new to New Approach School for Jewelers!
April 13-15, 2020: Now Enrolling
Innovative techniques taught in this hands-on workshop improve craftsmanship, speed & confidence, improving productivity & profitability. To get the most out of this class, we recommend that you are already setting stones proficiently and have used gravers before you enroll.
June 15-19, 2020: Now Enrolling
Marc Williams of MarcCo Jewelers completed multiple courses with New Approach School for Jewelers including our Advanced Stone Setting Class. Marc specializes in making finely crafted custom jewelry. Check out one of his most recent pieces below:
For more work by Marc, visit:
A Tip from NASJ
Adding the final shine to your work can add an extra wow factor when you sell your piece to a customer, or when you gift your work to a loved one.
For final polishing, Instructor Drew Hadley, uses Picasso Blue Platinum Polishing Compound (Rio Grande: 331000) with the Grobet USA Berry Buff 6" (Stuller: 17-7258:100000:T). The compound is effective while the buff is forgiving. The product combination leaves a mirror finish with a smooth surface and minimal residue.
Both products work great on Platinum, but can also be used on silver and gold.