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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

Basic Bezel Setting of Cabachon and Facetted Stones

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

The class will manufacture a bezel to fit a cabochon stone provided by the student. The next step will be for the student to set the cabochon in the bezel. The class will also cover setting a faceted stone provided by the teacher. Two afternoon sessions, over two days, will provide the student with a firm foundation on the basics of quality stone setting as a hobbyist or professional. Prerequisites: Intermediate skill level.

Information:

• Sat 4/21/18 - Sun 4/22/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

A five session once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith’s curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Tuesday evenings: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Visit us online for more information or to register.

Information:

• Tue 4/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ring Design and Rendering

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

In this class you will practice sketching jewelry, designing rings to scale and rendering, (using color) to illustrate your metals and gems. A must for any custom designing and for your own jewelry creating visualization. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. Some drawing experience preferred.

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• Fri 4/27/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing I – All About Rings

Design, Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

In this First Class of a series of 4 Independent Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing, you will strengthen and develop your jewelry metalsmithing skills focusing on making a spinner ring and a figure 8 solitaire ring. Open to adults, 18 years +, Intensive Beginning Jewelry I & II, or instructor permission. Recommended: Ring design and rendering class, Friday, April 27th, 2018, 6-9 pm. Deadline to register: April 14th at 12 pm.

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• Sat 4/28/18 - Sun 4/29/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

A five session once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith’s curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Tuesday evenings: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Visit us online for more information or to register.

Information:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Boxes, Lockets and Hinges – Intensive

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems

This dimensional workshop will start with learning the basics of how to create a box, a cylinder and a dapped circle metal form. Participants will leave class with a finished box, cylinder and locket. 6 Wednesday evenings: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 13. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Intermediate skill level (proficient with soldering, sawing, polishing, etc).

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Photography

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems, Photography

Jewelry is one of the most challenging types of products to photograph, yet a good photo of your piece of jewelry can make a significant difference in how interested buyers are and just how much they are willing to pay.  Simply put, if you are trying to make the most money possible from the sale of your jewelry, you must have excellent photos.  This introductory course was created so you can take professional looking photos of your jewelry in your own home studio.

Information:

• Sun 5/6/18 at 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

A five session once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith’s curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Tuesday evenings: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Visit us online for more information or to register.

Information:

• Tue 5/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Photography

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems, Photography

Jewelry is one of the most challenging types of products to photograph, yet a good photo of your piece of jewelry can make a significant difference in how interested buyers are and just how much they are willing to pay.  Simply put, if you are trying to make the most money possible from the sale of your jewelry, you must have excellent photos.  This introductory course was created so you can take professional looking photos of your jewelry in your own home studio.

Information:

• Sun 5/13/18 at 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

A five session once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith’s curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Tuesday evenings: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Visit us online for more information or to register.

Information:

• Tue 5/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Photography

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems, Photography

Jewelry is one of the most challenging types of products to photograph, yet a good photo of your piece of jewelry can make a significant difference in how interested buyers are and just how much they are willing to pay.  Simply put, if you are trying to make the most money possible from the sale of your jewelry, you must have excellent photos.  This introductory course was created so you can take professional looking photos of your jewelry in your own home studio.

Information:

• Sun 5/20/18 at 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Class/Workshop

A five session once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith’s curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Tuesday evenings: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Visit us online for more information or to register.

Information:

• Tue 5/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Photography

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems, Photography

Jewelry is one of the most challenging types of products to photograph, yet a good photo of your piece of jewelry can make a significant difference in how interested buyers are and just how much they are willing to pay.  Simply put, if you are trying to make the most money possible from the sale of your jewelry, you must have excellent photos.  This introductory course was created so you can take professional looking photos of your jewelry in your own home studio.

Information:

• Sun 5/27/18 at 9:30 AM - 1:30 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