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JEWELER/METALSMITH: Making Something Beautiful Rather Than Something Destructive

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Holly is a jeweler and an artist. She is interested in craft-oriented processes, textiles, jewelry,and photography. She began creating jewelry as a child and continued doing this all through high school and college. She didn't fit in in high school, and she wishes she knew then that she didn't have to try to fit in because once she left her hometown she was exposed to a world that was very different from what she grew up around.

Degree: Jewelry and Metal Arts
Job Title: Jeweler & Metalsmith

Job Summary: Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Job Description

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.

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Long-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Artistic, People skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Fine Arts
Metal Working
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m='19880'>photography</span> <span m='20550'>as</span> <span m='20690'>well,</span> <span m='20960'>just</span> <span m='21160'>anything</span> <span m='21690'>that</span> <span m='21820'>I</span> <span m='21900'>feel</span> <span m='22120'>like</span> <span m='22290'>my</span> <span m='22420'>hands</span> <span m='22820'>can</span> <span m='22990'>get</span> <span m='23170'>on</span> <span m='23540'>and</span> <span m='23740'>produce.</span> </p><p><span m='24590'>I</span> <span m='24710'>got</span> <span m='25050'>into</span> <span m='26100'>doing</span> <span m='26600'>jewelry</span> <span m='27420'>when</span> <span m='27620'>I</span> <span m='27700'>was</span> <span m='27870'>about</span> <span m='28180'>six</span> <span m='28410'>years</span> <span m='28610'>old.</span> <span m='29890'>My</span> <span m='30130'>family</span> <span m='30460'>has</span> <span m='30590'>a</span> <span m='30640'>summer</span> <span m='30870'>house</span> <span m='31670'>on</span> <span m='32290'>the</span> <span m='32400'>shores</span> <span m='32860'>of</span> <span m='32990'>Lake</span> <span m='33160'>Michigan.</span> <span m='33820'>And</span> <span m='34190'>my</span> <span m='34280'>cousins</span> <span m='34840'>are</span> <span m='34990'>about</span> <span m='35210'>a</span> <span m='35250'>decade</span> <span m='35650'>older</span> <span m='35930'>than</span> <span m='36110'>I</span> <span m='36200'>am.</span> <span m='36800'>So</span> <span m='37260'>they</span> <span m='37460'>always</span> <span m='37810'>made beaded</span> <span m='38360'>jewelry.</span> <span m='39090'>And</span> <span m='39290'>being</span> <span m='39700'>a</span> <span m='39750'>six-year-old,</span> <span m='40490'>I</span> <span m='40550'>wanted</span> <span m='41060'>to</span> <span m='42160'>be</span> <span m='42320'>included</span> <span m='42900'>in</span> <span m='42980'>what</span> <span m='43170'>they</span> <span m='43330'>were</span> <span m='43470'>doing.</span> <span m='44110'>So</span> <span m='44540'>I</span> <span m='44620'>started</span> <span m='45120'>beading</span> <span m='45800'>and</span> <span m='46130'>just</span> <span m='46300'>making</span> <span m='46600'>small</span> <span m='46940'>things</span> <span m='47250'>for</span> <span m='47330'>my</span> <span m='47490'>mom</span> <span m='48080'>in</span> <span m='48180'>order</span> <span m='48530'>to</span> <span m='49190'>fit</span> <span m='49470'>in</span> <span m='49630'>with</span> <span m='49800'>my</span> <span m='49910'>cousins</span> <span m='50520'>and</span> <span m='50980'>have</span> <span m='51210'>fun</span> <span m='51440'>in</span> <span m='51540'>the</span> <span m='51640'>summer.</span> </p><p><span m='52510'>And</span> <span m='53010'>it</span> <span m='53080'>was</span> <span m='53220'>a</span> <span m='53250'>hobby</span> <span m='53640'>that</span> <span m='53840'>carried</span> <span m='54280'>me</span> <span m='54420'>through</span> <span m='55160'>high</span> <span m='55370'>school.</span> <span m='55960'>It</span> <span m='56040'>got</span> <span m='56260'>me</span> <span m='57020'>through</span> <span m='57610'>really</span> <span m='57850'>stressful</span> <span m='58370'>times.</span> <span m='59020'>It</span> <span m='59110'>was</span> <span m='59250'>just</span> <span m='59440'>something</span> <span m='59980'>to</span> <span m='60100'>get</span> <span m='60400'>aggression</span> <span m='60930'>out,</span> <span m='61550'>to</span> <span m='61670'>make</span> <span m='61840'>something</span> <span m='62120'>beautiful</span> <span m='62960'>rather</span> <span m='63250'>than</span> <span m='63520'>something</span> <span m='63870'>destructive.</span> <span m='65260'>So</span> <span m='65830'>it's</span> <span m='65950'>always</span> <span m='66240'>been</span> <span m='66450'>a</span> <span m='66500'>kind</span> <span m='66740'>of</span> <span m='66850'>outlet</span> <span m='67330'>for</span> <span m='67440'>me.</span> <span m='67880'>And</span> <span m='68030'>then</span> <span m='68230'>when</span> <span m='68370'>I</span> <span m='68430'>found</span> <span m='68730'>out</span> <span m='68890'>that</span> <span m='69020'>I</span> <span m='69070'>could</span> <span m='69380'>go</span> <span m='69690'>to</span> <span m='69830'>college</span> <span m='70560'>for</span> <span m='71310'>jewelry</span> <span m='71730'>making</span> <span m='72200'>and</span> <span m='72350'>get</span> <span m='72480'>a</span> <span m='72560'>degree,</span> <span m='73320'>like</span> <span m='73450'>a</span> <span m='74010'>real</span> <span m='74260'>piece</span> <span m='74480'>of</span> <span m='74610'>paper</span> <span m='74930'>that</span> <span m='75130'>means</span> <span m='75380'>something,</span> <span m='75890'>it</span> <span m='76200'>just</span> <span m='76670'>opened</span> <span m='77250'>my</span> <span m='77610'>eyes</span> <span m='78020'>to</span> <span m='78150'>a</span> <span m='78200'>whole</span> <span m='78560'>new</span> <span m='78720'>world</span> <span m='79270'>and</span> <span m='79550'>a</span> <span m='79650'>world</span> <span m='79970'>of</span> <span m='80040'>experiences</span> <span m='80910'>that</span> <span m='80990'>I</span> <span m='81040'>never</span> <span m='81300'>thought</span> <span m='81590'>were</span> <span m='81880'>tangible</span> <span m='82610'>to</span> <span m='82770'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='83515'>What</span> <span m='83780'>I</span> <span m='83950'>wish</span> <span m='84410'>I</span> <span m='84550'>knew</span> <span m='84790'>in high</span> <span m='85270'>school</span> <span m='85590'>that</span> <span m='85780'>I</span> <span m='85840'>know</span> <span m='86130'>now</span> <span m='86810'>is</span> <span m='88040'>that</span> <span m='88620'>people</span> <span m='88980'>in</span> <span m='89090'>high</span> <span m='89270'>school</span> <span m='89680'>don't</span> <span m='89990'>really</span> <span m='90260'>know</span> <span m='90540'>what</span> <span m='90740'>they're</span> <span m='90860'>talking</span> <span m='91290'>about,</span> <span m='91890'>and</span> <span m='92470'>you</span> <span m='92580'>shouldn't</span> <span m='93090'>be</span> <span m='93850'>pressured</span> <span m='94430'>or</span> <span m='94610'>influenced</span> <span m='95480'>by</span> <span m='95640'>people</span> <span m='96090'>who</span> <span m='96180'>are</span> <span m='96340'>doing</span> <span m='96650'>things</span> <span m='96960'>that</span> <span m='97140'>you</span> <span m='98010'>don't</span> <span m='98260'>really</span> <span m='98550'>enjoy</span> <span m='98990'>yourself.</span> <span m='100680'>It's</span> <span m='100760'>really</span> <span m='101120'>easy</span> <span m='101620'>to</span> <span m='101790'>fall</span> <span m='102530'>into</span> <span m='103450'>a</span> <span m='103520'>situation</span> <span m='104560'>where</span> <span m='105060'>your</span> <span m='105270'>peers</span> <span m='106610'>are</span> <span m='107220'>influencing</span> <span m='107990'>you</span> <span m='108220'>to</span> <span m='108350'>do</span> <span m='108520'>things</span> <span m='108930'>that</span> <span m='109060'>maybe</span> <span m='109320'>you</span> <span m='109470'>don't</span> <span m='109770'>want</span> <span m='110080'>to</span> <span m='110190'>do.</span> <span m='111390'>And</span> <span m='111700'>it's</span> <span m='111810'>very</span> <span m='112100'>important</span> <span m='112810'>to</span> <span m='113240'>be</span> <span m='113710'>yourself.</span> <span m='114260'>I</span> <span m='114570'>struggled</span> <span m='114990'>with</span> <span m='115130'>that</span> <span m='115470'>so</span> <span m='116060'>much</span> <span m='116410'>when</span> <span m='116580'>I</span> <span m='116670'>was</span> <span m='117350'>in</span> <span m='117530'>high</span> <span m='117700'>school.</span> <span m='118110'>I</span> <span m='118190'>felt</span> <span m='118440'>like</span> <span m='118600'>I</span> <span m='118630'>needed</span> <span m='118930'>to</span> <span m='119070'>fit</span> <span m='119310'>this</span> <span m='119550'>mold</span> <span m='120190'>of</span> <span m='121170'>straight-haired,</span> <span m='122720'>overly</span> <span m='123280'>makeup-ed,</span> <span m='124120'>UGG</span> <span m='124250'>boot-wearing,</span> <span m='125360'>skinny</span> <span m='125800'>jean</span> <span m='126410'>thing,</span> <span m='126730'>which</span> <span m='126930'>isn't</span> <span m='127180'>me</span> <span m='127590'>at</span> <span m='127770'>all.</span> <span m='128490'>And</span> <span m='128699'>once</span> <span m='128919'>I</span> <span m='129009'>left</span> <span m='129360'>my</span> <span m='129479'>hometown</span> <span m='130160'>and</span> <span m='130250'>realized</span> <span m='130840'>that</span> <span m='131210'>there</span> <span m='131670'>is</span> <span m='132520'>a</span> <span m='132640'>world</span> <span m='133070'>outside</span> <span m='133962'>of</span> <span m='135330'>Texas,</span> <span m='136820'>it</span> <span m='137190'>was</span> <span m='137980'>amazing.</span> <span m='138850'>And</span> <span m='138970'>I</span> <span m='139050'>wish</span> <span m='139280'>I</span> <span m='139360'>had</span> <span m='139560'>known</span> <span m='139910'>that</span> <span m='140130'>I</span> <span m='140170'>didn't</span> <span m='140460'>have</span> <span m='140850'>to</span> <span m='141620'>be</span> <span m='141950'>what</span> <span m='142260'>other</span> <span m='142510'>people</span> <span m='143030'>expected</span> <span m='143490'>me</span> <span m='143580'>to</span> <span m='143890'>be,</span> <span m='144130'>that</span> <span m='144420'>I</span> <span m='144480'>could</span> <span m='144710'>be</span> <span m='144840'>comfortable</span> <span m='145360'>being</span> <span m='145680'>myself.</span> 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