The Internet is full of resources for for learning how to do things. Add the magic of video and a high speed connection and you have a class on your computer. Many people think that just because they have to pay for something, it isn’t work anything. Conversely, if they have to pay for through the nose for something, it has to be valuable, right?
Maybe, but maybe not.
Two of my favorite on line metalsmith teachers are Dwayne of Half Dead Oak Jewelry and Luis Morena . Morena accepts donations, but you don’t have to pay to watch the videos. They have different teaching styles: Moreno’s videos are silent and he makes one project on each video. Dwayne offers two multi-part projects with accompanying narration that explains everything he is doing. Check them out.