Kristin's jewelry studio was always busy with budding designers. Now students can learn from home without years of training and equipment.
Kristin Hanson studied bench jewelry for six years with German trained master jewelers in the US and Italy.
Kristin's vision was always to create everything by hand herself, which she did for many years.
Kristin started her first jewelry school in 2002, in her small Brooklyn apartment.
Since then Kristin Hanson has taught over 8000 students the art of hand crafting jewelry.
Kristin's designs and unique educational program gained her recognition as a leader in the fine jewelry industry.
We will take you inside the master jewelers studio to learn how your jewelry is being made.
Kristin's designs won her the coveted position as one of America's top designer, along with Harry Winston and Tiffany.
She has taught students from all over the world the art of hand crafting jewelry.
Find your niche. Kristin found hers in the magic of natural color diamonds.
Learn how to build a real collection of fine jewelry by exploring who you are as a designer.
One of the first steps in creating a collection is finding inspiration from your own experiences.
Kristin's engagement ring designs have been getting a lot of press in bridal magazines.
Kristin's jewelry is always adorning celebrities on the red carpet.
Kristin is an Argyle pink diamond dealer and specialist. Learn about this beyond rare treasure.
Learn to tell a story. Kristin's Skyline collection was featured in JCK magazine with Rio Tinto diamonds.
Design stackable rings or your own wedding bands. ijewl studio can handcraft your designs at a discount, we are a manufacturer not a retailer.
Express yourself with color. Learn to paint and draw your ideas for engineering.
Kristin designs gorgeous engagement rings and wedding collection for private clients. As a diamond dealer, she has access to the worlds most important stones.
Although benchwork is exciting, real designers don't have time to hand craft their work themselves.
As a specialist in color, students learn the most intricate details of color gemstones and diamonds from a designers perspective.
ijewl kits include Swarovski CZ samples so you can learn to work with gems and diamonds.
What bench work does teach you is how to engineer your designs. Learn everything you need to know to create your blueprint off the bench.
Learning how to use basic tools to carve wax at home will be apart of your sculpting class. No studio necessary.
The key is to draw. A designer is an artist, a visionary. An architect is not the builder. Learn to be an artist.
Learn how to use gemstones and diamonds in your designs.
NYC is full of amazing inspirations. Use photography and scrapbooks as tools to find inspiration.
Visit the inner circle ijewl master jeweler studios in NYC.
Being an artist is not about technical painting, it's about art. This necklace painting was created by my 6 year old niece, Saige.
Explore designing with color, all classes include drawing and painting kits for your workshop.
Field trips to some of the most renowned diamond cutting studios in NY.
Learn all about Kristin's favorite, pink diamonds.
Learn how to chose your stones for your designs, carefully and mathematically.
Learn how to produce a collection for production, pricing, sourcing, designing for retailers.
Love what you do!