Thank you so much for your interest in supporting The GEM Project! Every class you take enables other women in the community to participate in The GEM Project free of charge.

The GEM Project is a multifaceted international jewelry-making program that inspires positive thinking, global giving & creative power for positive individual & social change. Join The GEM Team today to learn how to create a myriad of beautiful jewelry designs. The GEM staff provides you with all the tools & supplies you will need to create something unique & beautiful like yourself. 

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Class Registration Procedures

Learn the basics or choose from an intricate project. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced beader, we have a class for you! The GEM Project also offers private & group classes!

  • Call 507-6630-3769 (Panama) 
  • Pre-registration & payment is required to reserve your place in the class. On the day of the class if you have not registered and their is space available, walk-ins are welcome.  Class size is limited to 5 people, so sign up today!
  • If you have already paid to attend & are unable to due to an emergency, a credit will be awarded to you account for future classes or materials.

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GEM Classes are all available by appointment.

Project: Gratitude Rock Rings 
Cost: $20 (includes supplies) 
Take wire wrapping to the next level by creating this beautiful wire sculpted ring. The gratitude rock ring is to remind you everyday to be grateful for the many blessings that you have in your life. 
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Project: Firefly Necklaces
Cost: $30 + $10 for supplies 
This stunning necklace will surely catch the eyes of many. Using a mixture of crystals and crimps, this necklace will allow you to shine the way you should!
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Project: Introduction to Peyote Stitch 
Cost: $30 (includes supplies)
Using seed beads & beading thread we will stitch together a beautiful Native American style keychain. Once you learn this technique your imagination with design will go wild! 
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Project: Pearl Knotting
Cost: $20 + $10 for supplies
Create a beautiful pearl necklace using the same techniques they use at Tiffany’s! You will be able to choose from a variety of colors of freshwater pearls and different designs.

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Project: Loom Bangle Bracelet 
Cost: $30 + $12 for supplies 
In this class you will learn how to create beautiful designs using graph paper, how to warp the loom and finishing techniques to complete an amazing colorful project.

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Project: Charm Bracelet
Cost: $20 + $7 for supplies
Using basic wire wrapping skills we will create a charm bracelet to suit your personal style. The possibilities are endless!

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Project: Introduction to Chainmaille
Cost: $30 + $10 for supplies 
Come and learn the techniques to creating a beautiful chain using jump rings. You will get familiar with the tools, learn the most effective way to open and close your links and leave with many ideas on different designs to try!

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Project: Multi-Layer Necklaces
Cost: $40 + supplies (cost depends on stones you choose) 
This stunning design is the one everyone has been waiting for. You will put your design skills to work to create a multi-colored, multi-stranded necklace that when united together creates an incredible piece of art.

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Project: Kuna Wrapped Bracelets 
Cost: $20 + $5 for supplies 
Ever wondered how those beautiful Kuna women wrap their beads? Now is your chance to learn! Join us on gaining knowledge on Kuna wrapping techniques.

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Project: Introduction to Memory Wire
Cost: $20 (cost for supplies depends on the stones you choose) 
Whether yo desire to create a ring, a pair of earrings, a bracelet, necklace or anklet, memory wire can do it all. Choose your project and use your design skills to create a piece molded just for you! 
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Project: Organic Designs 
Cost: $30 (includes supplies)
Join our Organic Jewelry Designer to learn various techniques and gain ideas on natural items that you can incorporate into your jewelry designs. Be good to the environment and good to yourself! 
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Project: Earrings 
Cost: $20 (includes supplies)
Using head pins and a colorful mix of beads, silver and gold, we will create a stunning pair of earrings with the design of your choice.

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Project: Unconditional Love Bracelets 
Cost: $20 + $10 for supplies 
In life we could all use a little reminder to share and show our conditional love. Together we will create a beautiful bracelet with crystals, natural stones and other bead combinations along with a love charm of your choice. This class will teach you basic stringing techniques using wire, crimp beads and toggle clasps. 
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Project: Open Workshop 
Cost: $12 per hour + supplies 
Come and join us for an open workshop with The GEM Project Designers. Come with a project in mind or find one when you arrive. The GEM Designers will be there to answer any questions you may have and to show you techniques you would like to learn. 
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