Bench Skills & Business

"Learned a lot."


"Richard, is the Best."

"Easy to understand and learn from."

"A Hidden Gem of instruction."

"Perfect for a 2-4 hour class!"

"Thanks Richard, for the new sources."

Student Comments

"Very giving of his time and expertise."

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by Jewelry Makers

Consulting & Jewelry Classes

Our Tech person Richard, (your Instructor) worked in the jewelry industry full time over 50 years. A jewelry maker for 40 years working in all precious metals and gem materials. A retail store owner for 10 years. GIA graduate (Gemological Institute of America). A wholesale manufacturer, Pearl Farmer, Jewelry School Owner & Instructor + much more! Richards, experience is broad and deep.Take advantage of his knowledge, focused style of teaching and  consulting. You'll learn a lot and Benefit from what you take away!

Contact Paige Tools to inquire. (206) 527-1515

Consulting: In-person or over the phone. Fixed cost or $150 Hr.  

Jewelry / Gem Sales - Jewelry Marketing - Jewelry Career & Craft Brand Consulting

Richard, will provide his personal phone number when your schedule is booked.

*Send photos of your jewelry or work space for a FREE review before our meeting.

In Person Classes: Seattle, WA Cost varies with each class.

Jewelry makers should have a solid foundation in the Torch operations below.

Setting up a Torch safely -  Adjusting a Propane / Oxygen Flame for maximum benefit +

a knowledge of Solders, Flux & Pickle options and common soldering procedures.

Class Suggestions:

Bezel Making: Tips & Tricks.  

Earrings, Rings & Pendants: Best Procedures, Tips, etc.

Flex Shafts / Hand Pieces + What to know Before You Purchase this Tool.

Finishing Techniques: Antique, Satin, Polished & Hammer Textures.

Prong, Flush, Bead Setting: Tools & Techniques.

Lost wax casting: Low Cost equipment + easy to do. Cast in Class.

Silver / Gold / Platinum Jewelry Repair: Estate to Modern jewelry.

Electroplating: Easy way to expand design options.

Gems / Pearls / Diamonds: Gems that make jewelry 'Special.'

How-To turn jewelry making into a Business. ...This is the 'Key' to $ Success!

Soft to Powerful Flames

Soldering  / Annealing

Innovation - Design - Performance