Together, we can make the best jewelry of your life. This is a place for jewelers of all experience levels to gather and to get information. Knowledge ranges from quick tips of the day to specialized educational videos.
A little about me, my name is Doug Napier and I started the website, JewelryMonk.com a few years back as a way of paying forward the vast jewelry knowledge I have accumulated over 38 years in the jewelry business. Today, Jewelry Monk has evolved into Jewlery by Decory Studio.
Over those years, I have traveled all over the world, focusing on making jewelry in a manufacturing setting, and I am experienced in all facets of jewelry making from bench jeweler and technical model-making, to production troubleshooting and Computer Design (CAD).
Along my journey, I have learned many tips and tricks, and am more than happy to pass along anything I have learned. (I can’t take it with me). I believe I have been given a great gift when it comes to making jewelry, and I would like to be a good steward and pass it along to anyone who is hungry and wants to learn.
FREE – Weekly Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. (Subscribe and you won’t miss a thing)
The JewelryMonk Podcast – A podcast (weekly internet radio show) with ideas, interviews, guests, tips, etc. Listen on iTunes and Stitch.
Specialized Comprehensive Virtual Training Packages with video lessons, one-on-one email and phone (Skype) consultations, walking you through every aspect of soldering, stone setting, polishing, casting, manufacturing and more.
Specialized Manufacturing Help, troubleshooting, and consulting in your facility. Request a consultation.
Studio Classes/Workshops – In studio classes are located in Rapid City, SD. Bezel Creation • Earring Making • Copper Pendant Creation • Ring Band Making • Sawing and Layout Techniques • Ring Sizing Techniques • Spinner Rings