A while back I did a jewelery course with Stephanie Lee through 'Art Queen' BevLea Ross. I think I have only missed one of these Art Retreats. They are so good, and I have never had a bad class.
I have made a little piece based on what I learnt. I never thought I would be the kind of person to solder anything. Prior to taking this class I didn't even own any tools! Now I have a dremel and all sorts of things - like a grinder :0).