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Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG)

2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-201-0236

Website:
www.bellinghammetalartsguild.org

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Intermediate Jewelry Stone Setting

Jewelry/Gems

This Intermediate Jewelry Series will focus on five (5) different cabochon gemstone setting techniques, as well as two (2) simple faceted gemstone settings. The full Series includes classes on: Turtle Prongs, Basic Bezels, Bezels for Odd Shaped Stones, Pedestal Prongs, Tube Set Gemstones, and Open Studio Time. Students will leave each class in the series with a finished sample. Educator: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing skill level who have taken the Beginning Jewelry courses and/or are proficient with soldering, sawing, drilling, polishing, rolling mill / roller printing, etc. Students can purchase and commit to the full series, or purchase only the individual classes they desire. The full series includes these individual classes: Class 1: Cold Connections with Turtle Prongs; Class 2: Basic Bezels; Class 3: Bezels for Odd Shaped Stones; Class 4: Pedestal Prongs; Class 5: Tube Set Gemstones; Class 6: Open Studio Time. Full details and to register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshop, lectures and more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall. eMail: Info@BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Sun 6/30/19 at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tube Set Gemstones - Intermediate Jewelry Series

Jewelry/Gems

Students will learn how to make a setting out of a piece of thick-walled sterling silver tubing for a faceted gemstone. Tube settings are essentially small bezels made from tubing and are useful for adding colorful stones to your designs. During this class we will review how to utilize the tube setting both as a bezel and a setting with prongs. This class builds upon techniques learned in both the Basic Bezel Class and the Pedestal Prong class. Educator: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Adults with intermediate skills; you have taken the Beginning Jewelry courses and/or are proficient with soldering, sawing, drilling, polishing, rolling mill / roller printing, etc. This is part of the Intermediate Jewelry Series: Stone Setting. You can receive a discounted price for signing up and committing to all 5 classes via this Link. At the end of this class series a 6th class will be offered as Open Studio Time to participating students involved in the series to offer time to finish class samples and ask questions. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Sun 6/30/19 at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Intermediate Jewelry Stone Setting

Jewelry/Gems

This Intermediate Jewelry Series will focus on five (5) different cabochon gemstone setting techniques, as well as two (2) simple faceted gemstone settings. The full Series includes classes on: Turtle Prongs, Basic Bezels, Bezels for Odd Shaped Stones, Pedestal Prongs, Tube Set Gemstones, and Open Studio Time. Students will leave each class in the series with a finished sample. Educator: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing skill level who have taken the Beginning Jewelry courses and/or are proficient with soldering, sawing, drilling, polishing, rolling mill / roller printing, etc. Students can purchase and commit to the full series, or purchase only the individual classes they desire. The full series includes these individual classes: Class 1: Cold Connections with Turtle Prongs; Class 2: Basic Bezels; Class 3: Bezels for Odd Shaped Stones; Class 4: Pedestal Prongs; Class 5: Tube Set Gemstones; Class 6: Open Studio Time. Full details and to register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshop, lectures and more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall. eMail: Info@BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Sun 7/7/19 at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Series - Cold Connections & Texture

Jewelry/Gems

This beginning jewelry series will build upon basic metalsmithing and jewelry making skills; focusing on techniques that do not involve a torch and several that require a torch for annealing metal. It is a perfect add-on class for students who have taken Beginning Jewelry I. This class series focuses on a variety of technical skills and how to apply those skills to both jewelry and sculpture. Students will leave each class with a series of finished samples as well as a deeper understanding of basic jewelry practices. Students can purchase the full series or individual classes. The full series includes these individual classes: Class 1: Ear Wires, Clasps, Jump Rings & Chains; Class 2: Texture & Patina; Class 3: Forging, Forming & Drawing Down Wire; and Class 4: Rivets. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing Class or equivalent and are familiar with the jewelry studio. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org; Subscribe to our Newsletter at: News.BMAG-WA.org. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshops, lectures & more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor. eMail: Info@BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Wed 7/10/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Texture & Patinas - Beginning Jewelry Series

Jewelry/Gems, Design

Students will have the opportunity to try their hand at modifying an old hammer and create a signature texture for their collection. Then using this hammer and a variety of other hammers, we will experiment with various textures and finishes on metal. The class will also review how to use the rolling mill to impress texture, pattern, etc. onto the surface of metal. Students are encouraged to bring in old ribbon, fabric, stencils, etc. to impress onto metals surfaces. Using samples from class, we will review liver of sulfur patinas for copper, brass and silver. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to adults, 18 years or older, wanting to learn new skills. Students have taken a Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing Class or equivalent and are familiar with the jewelry studio. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org; Subscribe to our Newsletter at: News.BMAG-WA.org. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshops, lectures & more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall. eMail: Info@BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Wed 7/17/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Joy of Making Coin Rings

Folk Art/Crafts, Jewelry/Gems

In this fun, hands-on class students will experience the joy of making a Coin Ring. Vintage Quarters will become beautiful, heavy gauge silver rings. No soldering required, instead we will anneal and forge, anneal and forge. Coin rings are fascinating conversation pieces and comfortable to wear. Join our workshop for a fun afternoon of Coin Ring making. Prerequisites: No experience required; open to adults wanting to learn new skills. Instructor: Adrienne Sheard. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org.

Information:

• Sun 7/21/19 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Forging & Drawing Down Wire - Beginning Jewelry Series

Jewelry/Gems, Design

Students will learn how to manipulate the shape and/or thickness of wire through processes such as forging as well as using a draw plate. Forging is the art of controlled hammering to change the shape of metal, whether it be wire or thick sheet metal. Forging metal can be used both sculpturally and in smaller scale for your jewelry, adding volume to your artwork. Class will delve into the importance of manipulating stock materials when creating original art jewelry. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to adults wanting to learn new skills & students have taken a Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing Class or equivalent and are familiar with the jewelry studio. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org; Subscribe to our Newsletter at: News.BMAG-WA.org. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshops, lectures & more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall. Email: Info@BMAG-WA.org.

Information:

• Wed 7/24/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Rivets - Beginning Jewelry Series

Jewelry/Gems

Students will learn how to how to create several types of rivets including a standard rivet, a flush rivet and a tube rivet. We will also consider how each type of rivet can both enhance and perform the functions necessary to complete any project. Rivets are a great tool to use in jewelry because you can utilize them to not only connect metal, but other materials as well. This class is perfect for starting your own torch-less home studio practice. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to adults wanting to learn new skills. Students have taken a Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing Class or equivalent and are familiar with the jewelry studio. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org; Subscribe to our Newsletter at: News.BMAG-WA.org. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshops, lectures & more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall. Email: Info@BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Wed 7/31/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Introduction to Etching & Plating Metals

Class/Workshop, Education, Benefit/Fundraiser, Jewelry/Gems

This 2-day class is an introduction to some techniques for creating wonderful relief patterns in metal using chemical etching as a process. It will also cover an introduction to the process of plating one metal such as gold or silver onto another metal such as copper. During the class each participant can select their pattern then using their own kit, etch a piece of brass or copper. Participants will then gold electroplate a small piece of previously salt water etched material using the same type of equipment that they used for the salt water etching. Students will go home with their own etching kit & their own etched & plated sample piece. Instructor: Walt Hekala. Prerequisites: Open to adults, no experience required; however, prior metalwork and studio experience is helpful. August 17 & 18. Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org

Information:

• Sat 8/17/19 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM