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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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Upcoming Events

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Class/Workshop, Design, Jewelry/Gems

New 5-week Monday night session starts June 11th and ends July 9th. Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, polishing and cold connections using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

Information:

• Mon 6/18/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Earring Design and Rendering

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

In this class you will practice sketching jewelry, designing earrings to scale and from different angles, plus rendering cabochons or faceted stones in color to illustrate your designs. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. Registration deadline: June 16th at 12 pm. Prerequisites: Open to adults, 18 +, wanting to learn new skills. Some drawing experience preferred.

Information:

• Fri 6/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing II All About Earrings

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop, Design

In this second class of a series of four Independent Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing, you will strengthen and develop your jewelry metalsmithing skills, including delicate soldering, while focusing on making earrings in Sterling Silver and copper. You will learn how to do post, post and clips, studs and dangles, and design a matching and non-matching style of earrings. Prerequisites: Intensive Beginning Jewelry I & II, or instructor permission.

Information:

• Sat 6/23/18 - Sun 6/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Class/Workshop, Design, Jewelry/Gems

New 5-week Monday night session starts June 11th and ends July 9th. Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, polishing and cold connections using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Mon 7/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Mon 7/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tool Making for Bezel Setting

Jewelry/Gems, continued education

Learn to make two different sizes of chasing tools for you to keep and for use in the following Wide Bezel-Setting Class. These are not tools you can purchase, you must make your own and it is a good skill to learn if you are using cabochons in your jewelry designs. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. Free parking & handicapped accessible. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshop, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility.

Information:

• Fri 7/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wide Bezel Setting

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems, Design

Learn to use a thicker sterling silver bezel when setting harder cabochons like agates, quartz or garnets for a bold and high-quality look. If you have only been bezel-setting cabochons using a pusher or a burnisher, this class is for you. Using chasing tools and a hammer, you will learn a new skill and expand your jewelry design capabilities. Prerequisites: Intermediate skill level. We recommend you take the Tool Making Workshop, Friday, July 13, 6-9 pm.

Information:

• Sat 7/14/18 - Sun 7/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Textured Copper Bracelets

Jewelry/Gems, Folk Art/Crafts

This workshop will help those with no experience gain an introduction to metal working by bending, forming and texturing one or two copper bracelets. Basic torch skills will be covered as well as use of specialized hammers and patterning stakes for forming metal. The workshop will also cover various methods of color change with patinas, polishing techniques, and work hardening to retain shape of the final piece. Using finish coatings to preserve color will also be covered. Instructor: Walt Hekala.

Information:

• Sat 7/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM