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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

PMC LAB at BMAG

Jewelry/Gems, Design, Folk Art/Crafts

This is a dedicated open LAB for those with varied PMC skills wishing to work at the BMAG studio and meet other PMC enthusiasts. You will work independently without instruction and gain knowledge by sharing ideas. If you are looking for instruction, a good start is our PMC 101 – The Very Basics workshop. A Volunteer Host will oversee the PMC LAB & Kiln. You are asked to help set-up and clean up. Note: * PMC fine silver is only to be used during this lab, eliminating cross contamination from other metal clays and mediums. * Participants must provide their own materials & are encouraged to bring their own tools. * Only Special PMC TOOLS and the Firing Kiln are available, and to be in use during this time. Prerequisites: All individuals must be at least 18 years old and have Basic PMC experience. Please Register for the Workshop at least 1 day beforehand.

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• Tue 12/18/18 at 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Design

Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, and polishing using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. A five-week Monday evening class, January 7 to Feb 4, 2019. No experience necessary. Adults only. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Registration: Current.BMAG-WA.org. Questions -email: Info@BMAG-WA.org.

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• Mon 1/7/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rivet Set Gemstone Pendant

Class/Workshop, Design, Jewelry/Gems

This workshop, reviews basic metalsmithing skills including a variety of rivets. We will use these skills to create an original layered pendant that sets a cabochon or faceted gemstone between two or more textured sheets of metal. Design principles are important to consider and will be discussed in preparation for students to plan their original design. Students will make their own rivet sample that includes a standard rivet, a flush rivet and a tube rivet. Students will compose sketches for their pendant using various design templates. We will also consider how each type of rivet can both enhance and perform the functions necessary to complete their designed pendant. Lastly, we will review finishing techniques (patinas and polishing) that can enhance your finished pendant. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Beginning jewelry or basic sawing, filing, and roller printing skills. 5 Wednesday evenings: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, & Feb 6, 2019.

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• Wed 1/9/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

River Set Gemstone Pendant

Jewelry/Gems, class/workshop, design

In this 5 night Wednesday workshop, we will review basic metalsmithing skills including a variety of rivets. We will use these skills to create an original layered pendant that sets a cabochon or faceted gemstone between two or more textured sheets of metal. Design principles will be discussed in preparation for students to plan their original design. Students will complete a rivet sample, utilize various design templates to complete sketches for their pendant, consider how each type of rivet can both enhance and perform the functions necessary for the students design and review finishing techniques (patinas and polishing) to finish their piece of jewelry. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to students who have taken beginning jewelry or have previous experience with basic skills such as sawing, filing, and roller printing. Free parking & handicapped accessible. Registration required.

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• Wed 1/9/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
• Wed 1/16/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Exploring Enamels and Cloisonne

Class/Workshop, Mixed Media

In this 2- day workshop we will explore painting or wet packing transparent enamels onto copper and fine silver disks, we will kiln fire them to a glossy glass finish. We will explore layering colors to create depth and using foils to create light in our pieces. We will use cloisonné wire to create shapes and patterns that will be filled with enamel. You may or may not end up with a finished piece, other silversmithing techniques may be needed to get the finished look you want. You will take home several samples and pieces for future work. Educator: Becky Williams. Prerequisites: Open to adults, 18 years or older, wanting to learn new skills. Free parking & handicapped accessible.

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• Sat 1/19/19 - Sun 1/20/19 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

River Set Gemstone Pendant

Jewelry/Gems, class/workshop, design

In this 5 night Wednesday workshop, we will review basic metalsmithing skills including a variety of rivets. We will use these skills to create an original layered pendant that sets a cabochon or faceted gemstone between two or more textured sheets of metal. Design principles will be discussed in preparation for students to plan their original design. Students will complete a rivet sample, utilize various design templates to complete sketches for their pendant, consider how each type of rivet can both enhance and perform the functions necessary for the students design and review finishing techniques (patinas and polishing) to finish their piece of jewelry. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to students who have taken beginning jewelry or have previous experience with basic skills such as sawing, filing, and roller printing. Free parking & handicapped accessible. Registration required.

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• Wed 1/23/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
• Wed 1/30/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Joy of Making Coin Rings

Jewelry/Gems, Folk Art/Crafts

In this fun, hands-on workshop 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: Open to adults, 18 years or older, wanting to learn new skills. Workshop Facilitator: Adrienne Sheard. Registration: Current.BMAG-WA.org. Questions - Email: Info@BMAG-WA.org.

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• Sun 2/3/19 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

River Set Gemstone Pendant

Jewelry/Gems, class/workshop, design

In this 5 night Wednesday workshop, we will review basic metalsmithing skills including a variety of rivets. We will use these skills to create an original layered pendant that sets a cabochon or faceted gemstone between two or more textured sheets of metal. Design principles will be discussed in preparation for students to plan their original design. Students will complete a rivet sample, utilize various design templates to complete sketches for their pendant, consider how each type of rivet can both enhance and perform the functions necessary for the students design and review finishing techniques (patinas and polishing) to finish their piece of jewelry. Instructor: Leah Meleski. Prerequisites: Open to students who have taken beginning jewelry or have previous experience with basic skills such as sawing, filing, and roller printing. Free parking & handicapped accessible. Registration required.

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• Wed 2/6/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Design

A five-week Wednesday evening 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. Discover forging and forming of metals using hammers and stakes, piercing and use of the jeweler’s saw, sanding, polishing, filing and finishing techniques, and create an overlay ring design to be taken home at the end of the class schedule. Students 18 years or older with Basic Jewelry Metalsmithing. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Free parking & handicapped accessible. Registration: Current.BMAG-WA.org; Subscribe to our Newsletter at: News.BMAG-WA.org; Questions - email: Info@BMAG-WA.org.

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• Wed 2/13/19 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM