Announcement from Jewelry Studies International,

Ronda Coryell and Vasken Tanielian! 

Jewelry Studies International is stepping into a new and exciting phase!



We are excited to announce that Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin, Texas, will be taking over the Jewelry Studies International Austin school facilities effective on December 1st, 2013. 


Courtney Gray, the owner and the Executive Director of Creative Side will be licensed by Jewelry Studies International to utilize components of the JSI curriculum and offer Argentium Instructor Certification training and onsite testing, in addition to their current course offerings. Creative Side is licensed by JSI and recognized by Argentium International as the only school in the world at this time with a curriculum leading to the AIC - Argentium Instructor Certification. 



Last chance for full immersion workshops with Ronda Coryell!

In order to help with the transition, Ronda will teach one final semester starting January 6th, 2014. The JSI curriculum will be modified to a 6-week session with the possibility of completing instructor certification testing at the end. Please contact Ronda or Creative Side for more information.  Creative Side will be handling the registration process.  For details, contact: or click this link:

Creative Side Jewelry Academy



Ronda Coryell will teach one final semester at the Austin facility before heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she will be focusing on Jewelry Studies International's AIC - Argentium Instructor Certification program and helping licensed schools adopt the JSI Curriculm.  

Jewelry Studies International  was established as a model school to develop and test the JSI curriculum and AIC certification testing in order to license to other schools.  

Ronda will now be able to devote more time to traveling and teaching and will offer private instruction in her studio in Albuquerque.

For more information and the latest news, please check Ronda's website or email her at: 



Vasken Tanielian will continue to provide 3Design CAD training for basic and advanced level students in San Francisco and various locations.  He also plans to continue his custom design work for U.S. and international clients. Please contact Vasken directly for more information at


Both Ronda and Vasken would like to extend their warmest thanks to everyone who has made this journey of building JSI such a wonderful experience for the past two years. Whether student, guest instructor, supplier, supporter, or friend, you have all been a cherished part of this adventure!