At Brooklyn Charm, you are the designer. With hundreds of chains and thousands of charms, each design is unique. Whether we are assembling a piece of jewelry for you or you are taking the supplies home to make your own jewelry: you are guaranteed to walk away with an individualized creation.
Brooklyn Charm opened its storefront in 2010 in the heart of the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, NY. It also operates pop up booths in various New York arts-and-crafts festivals and markets throughout the year.
A combination of metals, charms, and visionary thinking allowed Brooklyn Charm to reimagine itself from an internet supply business to an interactive jewelry store. Over the last two years, the Williamsburg business has been featured in television and print media because of its unique method of asking patrons to design and build their own jewelry. The staff members help customers pick through the vast array of chains and charms to create custom one-of-a-kind pieces. The store also offers many exceptional hand-made accessories and hosts jewelry-making classes often.
A large portion of the store is dedicated to rare materials found nowhere else in New York, such as: taxidermy, rare gemstones, materials and oddities from around the world, as well as vintage dead stock materials that are no longer in production. There is an implied guarantee at Brooklyn Charm: customers will leave with a completely customized piece of jewelry.
The best class I ever took
As soon as my friend and I walked into Brooklyn Charm for our first experience, the instructor asked the group "Who missed the class last week and is here for a makeup?" It turns out a woman who missed the class a week before had the flu and had to cancel. The instructor then rudely went on telling the woman how "She walked all the way here to see no one came for her class"...... then demanded that the woman had to pay a ten dollar fee. Right then and there I almost walked out and I wish I had because it just got worse from there out. The whole class the instructor talked about herself and her political views which was extremely uncomfortable. She then demanded everyone should learn by "watching" her do anything from 5-10 steps on a ring and remember exactly how to do it afterward. She did not take into consideration that people have different learning styles. She also ended the class early. It was an extremely uncomfortable setting and the instructor was one of the most unprofessional people i've ever met. I would not go back.
yes, the instructor knows her craft and is pleasant but i did not find it to be a professional atmosphere for a few reasons. 1 -it was held in a small-dark storage like basement - if this is affiliated with BCharm it leaves me questioning who thought this was a good idea to have a class down there. 2-actual class could have been done in an 1 hour 3-with a 2 hour window- after group instruction work with each person one-on-one, there is plenty of time to walk us through the steps... 4-and please, keep off-topic conversation 'light' and at a minimum...it was awkward a couple of times especially when depression was brought up...at length. i'd hope it was an off day for her. i want to learn more and will take other classes but i will not be going back here.
Tavia is awesome! We created a ring and a pendant and I've gotten so many compliments on them. I'll be able to make my own too in the future. Simple, fun technique.
such a great class. The instructor was very patient and gave clear instructions.
The instructor was amazing, super down to earth and showed such a love for her craft. She was very patient and kind, and did not mind going over anything. The store was super convenient to shop for jewelry making items. Can't wait for the next class.
The class was really fun, it was not as easy as I thought I was expecting to put beads on wire and that's it. Not the case the technique is not easy its not hard but not what I expected. Now that I know how to do it I would do it again and I want to do the ring class. The teacher was great and the shop is adorable.i can't wait to check out the ring class next
This was a really helpful and interesting course - the instructor clearly outlined the processes involved in using wire wrapping to make jewellery, and it was a fun and productive experience to make your very own necklace. I now have the skills to do this at home with the right equipment and am excited to begin making more necklaces and bracelets!
I enjoyed this charm class very much. One of the great things I liked about it was that the teacher was very flexible. Even though the class is called charm NECKLACE, since both students in the class preferred to make charm bracelets instead, she totally agreed and grabbed supplies needed for the bracelets. That was a major bonus. I also liked that the class size was small in size, there was only 2 of us, seemed a bit odd at first, but then loved that the teacher was able to give individualized attention. That is a plus! The class is informative, the teacher is very knowledgeable, fun and friendly, and even plays music during the class. I would highly recommend the class overall. Plus you get to go home with the item you made. The only thing I would have liked was a "Buddha" charm. There was a broad selection of charms, but I did not see any buddhas or any other spiritual symbols. But that is more of a personal preference than having to do with the quality of the class.
The class was a good size and a good price for making a ring and a pendant. The instructor was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the craft. But she went on a lot about being "hungry" and wanting to finish class, yet she digressed many times, prolonging the class for everyone, which I thought was a bit unprofessional. She also frequently alluded to type A personalities when someone asked a question - generally after she asked if anyone had questions - which seemed dismissive and kind of disrespectful to a group of people paying to learn something in a concrete way. Overall, I still enjoyed the class and would recommend it.