Winter Classes Available Now

Check out our new winter classes! We are offering favorites like Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments, and new classes such as Copper Etching and Rolling Mill Texturing. Through our partnership with Cabrillo Extension, we are offering a new selection of metal clay classes AND we will be hosting Lynette Cederquist for her traditional metalsmithing classes. (Links to Lynette’s classes coming soon!)

Looking for a great gift for a crafty person in your life? We now offer eGift cards as well as traditional paper gift certificates.


Where did the Time Go?

November already? WOW! Just one month from now (Sat, Dec 1) is the annual Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale — be sure to visit us that day for great deals on our members’ jewelry and our classes. You are sure to find many perfect holiday gifts!

We have been more than a little busy this fall with the addition of Cabrillo Community College Extension courses to our menu of jewelry making opportunities (watch for the Spring 2019 course catalog to be published here: Cabrillo Extension). And member activity in glass fusing has increased dramatically, complementing our traditional silver-smithing and metal clay focused artists.

We know our schedule of classes is a little empty right now, but we’ll be filling that up in the very near future, so check back later this month! And if you haven’t already, register to be added to our email list for periodic informational emails and updates.

Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to mark your calendar for December 1!

Teen Summer Jewelry Camp

Here’s the perfect summer activity for teenagers ages 13 to 18!

Mon, Jun 18, 2018 – Fri, Jun 22, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

A full week of hands-on jewelry making using the same materials, equipment and techniques that professional jewelers use.  Each student is encouraged to express her or his own personal style in every project, making every piece unique.

Students will learn a wide variety of jewelry and metal arts skills in our fully equipped jewelry studio; explore enameling, stone setting in bezels, cold connections such as riveting and tab settings, and forging; decorative techniques such as roller printing, adding color to metal, and stamping; and, learn the basics of using a 20 ton hydraulic press, metal shear, and other specialty jewelers’ tools.  Students will even learn to make their own ear-wires, clasps and headpins.

Each student will make a whole wardrobe of new, one-of-a-kind jewelry to wear and/or give to someone special!

Click HERE  for more details and to register for Camp!

Springing Forward!

We have been springing forward in March to create more teaching and work-space options. What used to be called the Benchroom no longer has benches and is now the Workroom (and/or the Small Classroom) with shelves for tools and materials, the big anvil and by next week a new work table.  It is place to work on individual projects or hold a small class. And it’s be a place Members can work when a large class is going on in the main classroom.  The Workroom is also the only space that has doors that can be closed to provide acoustic separation  (and it has its own exhaust fan so there is plenty of fresh air.)

We are also excited by the growing volume of work in fused glass and to see that space filling up with enthusiastic artists producing exciting pieces!

This is a sample of Pam’s amazing work.
(The project for this class is so new that
we don’t have a photo of it yet!)

Here’s a heads up: A very special guest teacher is coming to Creator Haven in July: Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. Her work and instructional articles have appeared in Art Jewelry Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, and many others. Her book “Enameling on Metal Clay” is considered the definitive resource for enameling on silver clay. She will be teaching a 3-day workshop: Champleve/Basse Taille Enameling On Silver Clay on July 13-15. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn the special techniques and tips you need when enameling on metal clay!

In the meantime there are a ton of new class postings with a variety of teachers! Coming up April 21 is one that may be new to you: Quilling with Silver Metal Clay: applying paper-crafting techniques to silver metal clay! And if you wondered how to get some color into your jewelry, consider Color on Metal on April 28.  Learn a variety of ways to add color to metal jewelry, from colored pencil to metal dyes to heat patina, alcohol inks and more.

Whether you are into traditional metal-smithing, metal clay, or fused glass — or any combination of them — we hope you find Creator Haven is your personal Haven for classes, creativity and community!

— Pat and Glenn 3/29/2018

2018 – Full of Possibilities!

The final few months of 2017 were crazy — especially December with our first participation in Watsonville’s Holiday Factory Sale. Our Members met a ton of new people who are interested in everything from classes to finished pieces.

NEW: If you are not a Member but want to utilize the studio to work on a project, you can now opt to sign up for one of our scheduled 3 hour Open Studio sessions.  You can see upcoming Open Studio sessions under Classes and under Calendar & Events menu selections.

We have lots of classes scheduled from now through the end of March. And more can be added by request! Just contact And even if you aren’t ready for a class yourself, please pass our name on to your friends and neighbors that we are here and looking forward to meeting them.

See you at the Haven!

Creator Haven Members’ Sale Coming Dec. 2!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 am- 5pm for our Members’ Holiday Sale. We’re participating as part of the annual Watsonville Factory Sale. Studio members will be showing and selling their jewelry and fused glass art at special Factory Sale prices!!

What Are You Doing on Friday Nights?

How about making copper, silver or fused glass jewelry with friends and a glass of wine?

We are lined up to be your Friday Night destination this fall. Have fun, make a jewelry project (did I hear Christmas presents?) and sip a little vino or sparkling cider. Sign up with friend or neighbor, share a ride and do something just a little different!

Sep 22 – Fine Silver Charm

Sep 29 – Corrugated Earrings

Oct 6 – Torch Fired Enamel Earrings

Oct 13 – Fold Formed Leaf Earrings

Oct 20 – Forged Copper Shawl Pins or Stick Barretes

Nov 3 – Earrings with Bezel Set Stones

Dec 1 – Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

And keep your eye on our Events Page – we may be adding more!

Fine Print: Ages 14-Adult (must show ID and be over 21 to have wine)


Two New Classes!

Two new classes for Fall 2017: Jewelry Essentials 1 and 2!

Taught over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, Jewelry Essentials 1 teaches a wide variety of essential skills and techniques needed by every aspiring and experienced jewelry maker. Topics include how to make and attach findings, multiple ways to cut and shape metal, cold connections, and beginning soldering among others. You will learn about a variety of basic and exotic jewelry tools and how to choose the right one for each task.

Once you’ve completed JE-1, you’ll have the skills you need to begin designing and creating your own unique jewelry as well as being ready for Jewelry Essentials 2.

Taught over 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings, Jewelry Essentials 2 takes you on to bezel and tube stone setting, sweat soldering, and ring-making. By the time you complete JE-2, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the design and fabrication of  a wide range of unique and beautiful jewelry pieces.

Jewelry Essentials 1 starts on September 27 and JE-2 starts November 29 — so you can complete one or both classes before Christmas AND complete multiple beautiful and unique jewelry Christmas presents along the way!

Check the details at Jewerly Essentials 1 and Jewelry Essentials 2 and sign up today!

Summer Jewelry Making Series for Teens

What a great present!

You or your teen can make real jewelry this summer at Creator Haven LLC in Watsonville. Sign up for one or all of our Summer Series of classes – each one promises you will finish a jewelry project to wear or give to a special someone. All classes are scheduled for 2 hours and include all materials and the use of all tools required to complete the project.

Click on the class name for more information:
July 13 – Fused Glass Brooch or Pendant – $30
July 20 – Copper Circles and Beads Bracelet – $30
July 27 – Fine Silver Charm – $40
Aug 3 – Copper Cuff Bracelet – $30
Aug 10 – Earring Extravaganza – $30
Sign up for All 5 Classes at once and get a $20 on the package!*


All sessions are on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

All needed tools and materials will be provided. The fused glass project requires firing in a kiln and will be available for pickup one week after the class.

The minimum age 14. Participation requires a Release of Liability to be signed by the student, and if the student is under age 18, also by a parent or guardian.

* If you register for all 5 Classes in the series on the same day, you are entitled to purchase the Special ALL FIVE Tickets, each of which is discounted by $4.

What to Do after the 4th of July?

Soon it will be July 8 … the Saturday after the 4th of July. No fireworks … no picnics … and you, and maybe your bored teen, simply have to find something fun and creative to do!

Sea Star
Click on the Sea Star for Details!

It’s Time to
Learn Silver Clay!

Silver metal clay is like magic! It starts in clay form and then fires to pure fine silver. Shape and texture it with simple tools to make genuine solid silver jewelry without solder, saws or toxic chemicals. After firing with a butane torch or kiln, the clay binders burn away and the silver molecules fuse together, resulting in .999 pure fine silver jewelry.  You can even add gemstones for extra bling!

And if you have a bored teenager at home, sign them up, too! (12 or older if you come together – 14 or older to come without a parent or guardian.)