Lost wax casting silver or brass SOLD OUT
Sep
15
to Sep 22

Lost wax casting silver or brass SOLD OUT

Please note: the first class is 1-4PM and the second class is 1-5PM

Learn the ancient and timeless art of lost wax casting metal with, Ron George, who brings decades of experience to The Metal Smithery and Elaan Greenfield. We will begin with wax, carving tools, and an alcohol lamp to create your own designs out of wax to create molds to our molten metal into. You can create anything you would like - wearable or sculptural. We will go through each step from start to finish with our in-house casting equipment including a burn out kiln and centrifugal casting machine. All materials are provided and we will be using scrap pieces of metal and casting grain to cast our pieces. You can choose between brass or sterling silver at checkout. The burnout process takes many hours which we will begin before the second class so that the molds are ready to cast when you arrive. We will learn finishing techniques and how to bring your pieces from the wax prototype to the finished piece. No previous experience is needed but you should be comfortable with learning how to use a torch.

Techniques learned:

design, wax carving and usage, mold making, investment pouring, jewelers torch, jewelers saw, filing, sanding, burnout, kiln usage, metal melting, centrifugal casting, cleaning, and polishing.

This class is for those that would like to experience and learn one of the most ancient metalsmithing techniques and work with equipment that is usually not readily available in studios.

register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10 - $20

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Statement earrings lab
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Statement earrings lab

Make your own statement earrings in this anything-goes science lab for earrings! You will get to design and make your own pair of earrings using any shape or size pieces of copper and/or brass, metals stamps, texture hammers, dapping tools for rounding and doming, patinas to add blue greens or blacks, and disc cutters to get extra creative with circles and crescents. You will design your own earrings, have instruction on the use of the tools and patinas and finishing techniques. Whatever you can come up with - you can make! There will be plenty of time to design and rework your pieces and you will leave with earrings that excite you and make you feel proud to wear! All materials are included and no previous experience is necessary. Open to ages 15 and up. register HERE

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Fold forming
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Fold forming

In this workshop you will be learning basic fold forming metal, hammering techniques, sawing out a basic shape with the jewelers saw, annealing metal with a torch, filing, and finishing to create your choice of earrings or a pendant. The materials used will be copper and sterling silver for the ear wires and/or jump rings. To finish your pieces, there will be the option of oxidation with liver of sulfur or heat patina. All materials are included in the price.

No previous experience is necessary but the more you have, the easier it will be! register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10-$20

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Tube set stone on silver pendant
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Tube set stone on silver pendant

We are excited to welcome, Lise Bouvet, as the teacher for this tube setting class. She brings many years of gorgeous stone setting experience to this opportunity to learn how to tube set stones. You will begin with a caliper, faceted stone, a piece of tube, a bur, a sheet of silver, and some setting tools to create a beautiful hand crafted silver pendant with a 3MM CZ diamond or peridot. The class will begin with making your own setting tools from a piece of steel that you will use during class and keep for your future projects. You will use the jewelers saw, a caliper, the torch, a drill, setting tools, and finishing attachments to design and make from start to finish a sterling silver pendant with a tube set faceted stone. There will be sterling silver chain available for purchase at an extra charge and all other materials are included in the class fee.

Please note: there is a prerequisite of soldering & sawing 101 or previous torch experience approved by instructor.

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Jewelry clinic
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Jewelry clinic

Do you have jewelry that needs minor repairs like a jump ring that has come undone, ear wires that are mishappen or missing, or bracelets that are so tarnished you forgot what color they were originally? Bring it all in to the jewelry clinic at The Metal Smithery on the first Sunday of every month between 10 and 12PM. We will help fix and reattach and realign any of the minor fixes you have as well as help clean your metal jewelry and give you tips on home care and cleaning. You can use the tools here to gain the skills needed to make repairs on your own and/or learn how to tell when a piece is truly broken or just needs some help. Jump rings and ear wires are available to buy here as well. This is a drop in event and no preregistration is required. General range of price is $10 and up.

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Jewelers saw design and cut jewelry.
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Jewelers saw design and cut jewelry.

Enter the rewarding world of the foundational metalsmith tool: the jewelers saw. In this workshop you will learn how to use a jewelers saw to create your own gorgeous earrings or pendant with your choice of brass, copper, or sterling silver (choose at checkout). Spend the day getting to know all of the twists and turns and corners and swirls that are possible with this small but mighty saw! You will learn how to use the jewelers saw to bring your designs to life and finishing techniques to leave with a professional and beautiful new piece of jewelry, made by you. register HERE

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Ring stack solo or date night!
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ring stack solo or date night!

Make your own ring stacks! Come alone or with a friend and have a blast making a 3 ring stack of any combination of sterling silver, 14k rose gold fill, and/or 14k gold fill rings, with 1 ring adorned with a bezel set stone of your choice. You choose the metals and stone you want to use, and we will teach you hammering for texture techniques, sizing, shaping and filing. We will help solder the rings closed (if you want to try your hand at soldering, just let us know!) and attach the bezel setting for the stone. All materials are included and you will have a choice between 5, 4MM or 5MM stone cabochons. You will each leave with 3 rings made by you and the best date night with yourself or your favorite gal(s)!

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Sterling silver salt & pepper cellar set.
Oct
12
to Oct 19

Sterling silver salt & pepper cellar set.

Join Aryana Tatum for this 2-session class to make sterling silver bowls and spoons. This class will focus on dapping, hammer texturing, annealing and soldering while creating salt and pepper dishes with accompanying mini spoons. Dishes and spoons will be made of sterling silver and can be customized with a hammer texture of your choice. Gain some new skills while making a thoughtful holiday gift or adding to your own collection! Each person will make two small silver bowls measuring approximately 5/8” deep and 1 5/8” in diameter and two silver spoons measuring approximately 2 1/8” long and 9/16” in diameter.

No previous experience is necessary but the more you have, the easier it will be.

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Soldering & Sawing 101
Oct
15
to Nov 5

Soldering & Sawing 101

In this 4-week course, we will learn all the fundamentals of soldering and sawing Sterling Silver and base metals (brass and copper). The first session includes an extra hour to cover topics from The Metal Smithery 101. We will then begin with basic setup, must-dos and don'ts, metal prep and the correct steps for soldering success. As well as, the fundamentals and good use practices of the jewelers saw. We will work with the jewelers saw to create depth and imagery to metal pieces that will be soldered. We will use a variety of torches, soldering surfaces, types of solder, saw blades, and metal combinations. Each person will complete at least one, multi-layered finished piece. This course is a prerequisite for most of the other advanced courses and one-day workshops, as well as for membership (unless otherwise approved by TMS). All materials are included in the class fee. Register HERE

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Stamped cuff bracelet
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Stamped cuff bracelet

Make a stamped cuff bracelet out of your choice of sterling silver, brass, copper, 14k rose gold fill, or 14k gold fill. Choose from over 60 design stamps and 4 different fonts and letter sizes to create the perfect statement cuff bracelet. You will learn stamping, texturing, darkening, and finishing. Choose metal at checkout. Open to ages 15 and up. Register HERE

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Knife, custom scales, and sheath
Oct
20
to Oct 27

Knife, custom scales, and sheath

Please note: Sunday, October 20th is from 12-6PM and October 27th is from 2-6PM.

In this 2-week, 10 hour class, you will make your own high carbon steel fixed blade knife with a custom handle and leather sheath of your own design. We will begin with a flat piece of 1084 steel, discuss and plan out our designs, and then take it to the anvil and forges to heat and hammer out the basic shape of your knives and then to the belt grinders (sanders) to finish the shape and put in the bevels. We will make handle scales out of wood, leather, or acrylic and you will have access to the laser cutter/engraver to add personalized designs and unique imagery to whatever you make. You will have the option of etching designs into the steel, adding file work designs, and/or a patina. Your leather sheath will be completed with the option of customization tools like laser engraving, stamps, tooling, dyes, and more. Keep your knife and sheath as simple or as intricate as you like! No previous experience is necessary and you will learn the knife making process from start to finish, including blacksmithing and finishing techniques. However, this is a physically challenging project that will also be hot (the metal has to get very hot) and dirty, so if you have any concerns about this, please email us at hello@metalsmithery.com to discuss.

Open to ages 15 and up.

register HERE

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Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM

Do you have jewelry that needs minor repairs like a jump ring that has come undone, ear wires that are mishappen or missing, or bracelets that are so tarnished you forgot what color they were originally? Bring it all in to the jewelry clinic at The Metal Smithery on the first Sunday of every month between 10 and 12PM. We will help fix and reattach and realign any of the minor fixes you have as well as help clean your metal jewelry and give you tips on home care and cleaning. You can use the tools here to gain the skills needed to make repairs on your own and/or learn how to tell when a piece is truly broken or just needs some help. Jump rings and ear wires are available to buy here as well. This is a drop in event and no preregistration is required. General range of price is $10 and up.

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The Metal Smithery 101
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Metal Smithery 101

Do you have no previous experience? Are you wondering what metalsmithing is all about? This 3-hour workshop will cover the foundations of metalsmithing and go over The Metal Smithery's equipment and safety, the different hammers and their uses, pliers, various forming tools and how to use them, the rolling mill, metal working techniques and what tools to use to achieve them, the jewelers saw, disc cutters, torch setup and use for annealing metal. Each person will create a pair of earrings that showcase each technique learned. Register here

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Ladle and serving spoon
Nov
10
to Nov 17

Ladle and serving spoon

Make your own ladle and serving spoon just in time for the holidays! You design and make a ladle and spoon out of your choice of copper or sterling silver. All materials are included in the fee. You will learn how to use a torch to anneal metal, form using various hammers and tools, attach the handle rivets, and put the finishing touches on your own designed serving utensils. No previous experience is required. Register HERE

This class is November 10 and 17th, 1-4PM

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Celestial silver and stone pendant
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Celestial silver and stone pendant

Make your own 1” round sterling silver celestial pendant necklace with the constellation and one flush set stone of your choice. You will learn design, drilling with the flexshaft, flush setting a faceted 1.5MM stone, using a scribe, filing, finishing, and polishing. No previous experience is necessary but this is a great intro to flush setting stones that you can continue on your own. All materials (18” sterling silver chain included) and tools are included in this exciting workshop during which you will complete a stunning and personal sterling silver necklace. register HERE

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Bangles
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bangles

In this 2-hour workshop we will make 3 bangles out of your choice of sterling silver, gold fill, or rose gold fill. Each participant will design their own bangles and learn hammering and texturing. The instructor will solder the bangles closed while showing everyone how soldering is done. All materials are included in the class fee. Register HERE

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Black Friday gift making
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Black Friday gift making

Skip the stores and make your own gifts for friends and family that they will love, will want to wear, and you will enjoy making! Come make rings, cuff bracelets, keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more out of aluminum, brass, and copper during this 2 hour workshop open for ages 10 and up! Register HERE

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Black Friday gift making
Nov
29
2:00 PM14:00

Black Friday gift making

Skip the stores and make your own gifts for friends and family that they will love, will want to wear, and you will enjoy making! Come make rings, cuff bracelets, keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more out of aluminum, brass, and copper during this 2 hour workshop open for ages 10 and up! Register HERE

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Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM

Do you have jewelry that needs minor repairs like a jump ring that has come undone, ear wires that are mishappen or missing, or bracelets that are so tarnished you forgot what color they were originally? Bring it all in to the jewelry clinic at The Metal Smithery on the first Sunday of every month between 10 and 12PM. We will help fix and reattach and realign any of the minor fixes you have as well as help clean your metal jewelry and give you tips on home care and cleaning. You can use the tools here to gain the skills needed to make repairs on your own and/or learn how to tell when a piece is truly broken or just needs some help. Jump rings and ear wires are available to buy here as well. This is a drop in event and no preregistration is required. General range of price is $10 and up.

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Bezel setting free form stones
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Bezel setting free form stones

Now that you know how to solder and saw - let's set some stones! We will jump right into this 4-hour, 1-day workshop and bezel set free form cabochon stones. Each person will create one of a kind jewelry pieces that you will be proud to respond to compliments with, "thanks, I made it!". Prerequisite is soldering and sawing 101, or by instructor approval. We will work with Sterling and Fine Silver to create bezel settings on your choice of a ring or pendant. Bring your own cabochon (flat bottomed) stones or purchase them from The Metal Smithery (stones not included, must purchase separate from class fee). All other materials are included in class fee. This class is open to ages 15 and up. Register HERE

Please note that Soldering & Sawing 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

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Ornaments
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ornaments

In this workshop you will make copper and/or brass ornaments to hang as decorations on your tree or in your home. You choose the shapes, designs, patterns, and metal for each unique ornament you make. We provide the metal, tools, and instruction on methods, and you provide the creativity. You will learn hammering techniques, cutting metal with shears, filing, finishing, and designing and everyone will leave with up to 3 ornaments made by you! This is open to ages 10 and up but youth should be accompanied by an adult. If you have an 8 or 9 year old that you would like to do this with and think can manage it well, please contact us to discuss more. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE

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 gift making
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

gift making

Skip the stores and make your own gifts for friends and family that they will love, will want to wear, and you will enjoy making! Come make rings, cuff bracelets, keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more out of aluminum, brass, and copper during this 2 hour workshop open for ages 10 and up! Register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10-$20

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Knives with Page SOLD OUT
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Knives with Page SOLD OUT

Students will learn a variety of basic forging techniques during the process of creating a simple knife from steel barstock.
Students will make use of hammers, anvils, grinders tongs, and a forge to form a piece of high carbon (1084V) steel into a simple knife commonly known as a blacksmith knife. register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12:00-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10-$20

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Stamp what you want, pay what you can
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Stamp what you want, pay what you can

Join us for our monthly event: Stamp what you want, pay what you can during which ages 8 -110 are welcome to come and make a stamped aluminum bracelet cuff, keychain, or ring. You can put a design or saying or anything you are inspired to make that day on your piece! No need to rsvp or pay in advance, you just come up to The Metal Smithery on the first Sunday of the month between 10AM and 12PM and pay what you can (cash or card is accepted)

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Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Jewelry clinic. First Sunday of every month, 10-12PM

Do you have jewelry that needs minor repairs like a jump ring that has come undone, ear wires that are mishappen or missing, or bracelets that are so tarnished you forgot what color they were originally? Bring it all in to the jewelry clinic at The Metal Smithery on the first Sunday of every month between 10 and 12PM. We will help fix and reattach and realign any of the minor fixes you have as well as help clean your metal jewelry and give you tips on home care and cleaning. You can use the tools here to gain the skills needed to make repairs on your own and/or learn how to tell when a piece is truly broken or just needs some help. Jump rings and ear wires are available to buy here as well. This is a drop in event and no preregistration is required. General range of price is $10 and up.

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Knives Summer Camp SOLD OUT
Aug
26
to Aug 30

Knives Summer Camp SOLD OUT

For 8th - 11th graders.

Make a fixed blade steel knife, a leather sheath, and an acrylic or wood handle. Includes steel etching and leather decoration. We will discuss different types of steel, the knife making process, design, and knife uses to determine what each person would like to make. We will use a combination of power tools, hammers, anvils, a small forge with torches, sandpaper, files, and patience to design and create your own knife with a fixed blade no longer than 4 inches. You can add a design to your blade by etching into it, as well as add design elements to your leather sheath. Each knife, handle, and sheath will be made entirely by you! register HERE

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Jewelry Summer Camp SOLD OUT
Aug
12
to Aug 16

Jewelry Summer Camp SOLD OUT

For 11-14 year olds. Spend the week making jewelry using various techniques such as etching, the jewelers saw, stamping, doming with dapping tools, riveting, texturing, and so much more! We will create rings, pendants, earrings, and cuff bracelets. We will not only learn metalsmith techniques, we will also use recycled materials like taking an old fork and turning it into a bracelet, keys into earrings, pieces of tube into a necklace - or whatever you can think of! If you love jewelry, you will love this camp!

All materials are included in the camp fee. register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10 - $20

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Knives Summer Camp SOLD OUT
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Knives Summer Camp SOLD OUT

For 8th - 11th graders.

Make a fixed blade steel knife, a leather sheath, and an acrylic or wood handle. Includes steel etching and leather decoration. We will discuss different types of steel, the knife making process, design, and knife uses to determine what each person would like to make. We will use a combination of power tools, hammers, anvils, a small forge with torches, sandpaper, files, and patience to design and create your own knife with a fixed blade no longer than 4 inches. You can add a design to your blade by etching into it, as well as add design elements to your leather sheath. Each knife, handle, and sheath will be made entirely by you! register HERE

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Lunch Time Hammer Time
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Time Hammer Time

Come by The Metal Smithery any time between 12-1:30 on Wednesdays and make your own stamped cuff bracelet, ring, or earrings. Your choice of a variety of metals (aluminum, brass, or copper) and your design using hammers and stamps to create textures, sayings, and more! $10-$20

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BFF ring stack night for 2!
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

BFF ring stack night for 2!

Spend the first Friday night of summer with your BFF and both make your own ring stacks! The cost of this class is for two people (if you have an odd number, please contact us and we will arrange another payment method) that each make their own 3 Sterling Silver, Rose Gold fill, and/or Gold fill rings, with 1 ring adorned with a bezel set stone of your choice. You choose the metals and stone you want to use, and we will teach you hammering for texture techniques, sizing, shaping and filing. We will help solder the rings closed and attach the bezel setting for the stone. All materials are included and you will have a choice between 5 small stone cabochons. You will leach eave with 3 rings made by you and the best date night with your favorite gal(s)! PLEASE NOTE: the cost and registration is for two people. register HERE

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Brass wire jewelry
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brass wire jewelry

In this 2-hour workshop we will make custom brass wire jewelry. There is something about summer that makes you want to put on all your brass! Join us for this workshop and make your own brass jewelry! Each person will be instructed on different hammer and texture techniques as well as given various tricks to shaping wire. Each person can make 2 items (a pair of earrings counts as 1 item, not 2!) of jewelry - a necklace, bracelets. rings, earrings, etc. Various thicknesses of brass wire will be available to choose from and sterling silver ear wires will be provided for those needing ear wires. All materials are included in the class fee. register HERE

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PLant Marker stakes
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

PLant Marker stakes

In this 1-hour workshop we will make custom plant marker stakes out of aluminum or copper. You choose the shape and metal type. We will learn metal stamping and riveting to create beautiful metal plant markers that will last forever and be an elegant addition to your house plants and/or garden. Each person can make up to 10 plant markers that are roughly 2x2” each. Come prepared with the names of plants you want to include. All materials are included in the class fee. register HERE

Ages 10-110 are welcome

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So you want to be a metalsmith.
May
19
to Jun 16

So you want to be a metalsmith.

In this 5-week course, we will begin with learning about working with metal, various texturing, cutting tools, and forming techniques such as dapping, disc cutters, hammering, stamping, work hardening , gauges, planning and design methods. We will also learn all the fundamentals of soldering and sawing Sterling Silver and base metals (brass and copper). This includes basic setup, must-dos and don'ts, metal prep and the correct steps for soldering success. As well as, the fundamentals and good use practices of the jewelers saw. We will work with the jewelers saw to create depth and imagery to metal pieces that will be soldered. We will use a variety of torches, soldering surfaces, types of solder, saw blades, and metal combinations. We will learn various soldering techniques and when to use them and create many finished pieces such as pendants, rings, and earrings. We will plan our pieces, build on them, and use finishing techniques such as filing, sanding, flexshaft attachments, polishing, and create our own findings such as jump rings and ear wires. When you complete this course you will gain an understanding of metalsmithing techniques, how to achieve the design you would like, and the beginner knowledge to better understand where you will go from here and what you want to make next!

This class is like Soldering & Sawing 101, the Metal Smithery 101, and Findings in one class.

register HERE

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Mother's Day necklace
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day necklace

Treat your self (or get treated) to this Mother’s Day workshop where you get to make yourself a necklace exactly how you want it to be! You will get your choice of sterling silver, 14k rose gold fill, or 14k gold fill to make a gorgeous hand stamped and/or textured bar(s) or circle(s) necklace. You will get to choose from a few sizes of bars and circles and can use one or more of each shape to design and create your very own special piece of jewelry. Take a break from thinking about everyone else, and spend this time on you and the adornment of your awesome self! You will be instructed on stamping, texturing, filing, and assemble. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome. Everyone will leave with a completed sterling silver, 14k gold fill, or 14k rose gold fill necklace. register HERE

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Knives with Page
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Knives with Page

Intro to bladesmithing-the blacksmith knife.
Students will learn a variety of basic forging techniques during the process of creating a simple knife from steel barstock.
Students will make use of hammers, anvils, grinders tongs, and a forge to form a piece of high carbon (1084V) steel into a simple knife commonly known as a blacksmith knife.
Techniques typically covered include forging to shape, flattening, beveling, crosspein and straightpein drawing out, using the face and edges of the hammer for forming, drawing round, square, and twisted tapers, working scrolls over the edge of the anvil, heat treating, finish grinding, and sharpening. At the end of the course students should leave with a finished sharp knife that should last a lifetime.

Open to ages 16 and up.

register HERE

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Cold connections.
May
6
to May 13

Cold connections.

Cold connections means you will be making layered pieces by attaching them with rivets and tabs instead of with heat and a torch. In this class we will create pieces using the various techniques of cold connections such as, tab setting stones or other metal, riveting flat or domed pieces together with solid or tubes, and more. You will be able to learn doming if you want to incorporate that and various oxidation or patinas. We will begin with discussing design options, looking at images for ideas, and going over the tools we will be using. Your designs can be as simple or intricate as you would like. There will be cabochon stones to set (or bring your own) and we will work with brass, copper, and aluminum. Sterling silver will be available to purchase separately. All other materials are included in the class price. Cold connections lets you get very creative with your designs and it is an easier technique to use when not in a fully equipped studio (like if you are at home) or on the go. register HERE

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Bangles
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Bangles

In this 2-hour workshop we will make 3 bangles out of your choice of sterling silver, gold fill, or rose gold fill. Each participant will design their own bangles and learn hammering and texturing. The instructor will solder the bangles closed while showing everyone how soldering is done. All materials are included in the class fee. register HERE

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Knives with Page
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Knives with Page

Intro to bladesmithing-the blacksmith knife.
Students will learn a variety of basic forging techniques during the process of creating a simple knife from steel barstock.
Students will make use of hammers, anvils, grinders tongs, and a forge to form a piece of high carbon (1084V) steel into a simple knife commonly known as a blacksmith knife.
Techniques typically covered include forging to shape, flattening, beveling, crosspein and straightpein drawing out, using the face and edges of the hammer for forming, drawing round, square, and twisted tapers, working scrolls over the edge of the anvil, heat treating, finish grinding, and sharpening. At the end of the course students should leave with a finished sharp knife that should last a lifetime.

Open to ages 16 and up.

register HERE

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Soldering & Sawing 101
Apr
23
to May 7

Soldering & Sawing 101

In this 3-week course, we will learn all the fundamentals of soldering and sawing Sterling Silver and base metals (brass and copper). The first session includes an extra hour to cover topics from The Metal Smithery 101. We will then begin with basic setup, must-dos and don'ts, metal prep and the correct steps for soldering success. As well as, the fundamentals and good use practices of the jewelers saw. We will work with the jewelers saw to create depth and imagery to metal pieces that will be soldered. We will use a variety of torches, soldering surfaces, types of solder, saw blades, and metal combinations. Each person will complete at least one, multi-layered finished piece. This course is a prerequisite for most of the other advanced courses and one-day workshops, as well as for membership (unless otherwise approved by TMS). All materials are included in the class fee. Register HERE

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Copper ladle
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Copper ladle

Make your own copper ladle. You design the size, length of handle, pattern and texture. Give it a lip for an easy side pour, or keep it symmetrical. All materials are included in the fee. You will learn how to use a torch to anneal metal, form copper using various hammers and tools, attach the handle with solder or rivets, and put the finishing touches on your own designed copper ladle. No previous experience is required, but The Metal Smithery 101 and/or Soldering & Sawing 101 will make the class easier. register HERE

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Mini swords
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mini swords

During this scaled down blacksmithing workshop, make a miniature sword (or two) using steel, heat, hammers, anvils, and brute force. Add a handle or make a twist in the end and call it a letter opener or use it as a cheese knife. You will get instruction on using the torch to heat the steel to soften it and make it easier to work with, design, filing, sanding, and finishing. This is open to ages 12 and up but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. register HERE

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Statement earrings lab
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Statement earrings lab

Make your own statement earrings in this anything-goes science lab for earrings! You will get to design and make your own pair of earrings using any shape or size pieces of copper and/or brass, metals stamps, texture hammers, dapping tools for rounding and doming, patinas to add blue greens or blacks, and disc cutters to get extra creative. You will design your own earrings, have instruction on the use of the tools and patinas and finishing techniques. Whatever you can come up with - you can make! There will be plenty of time to design and rework your pieces and you will leave with earrings that excite you and make you feel proud to wear! All materials are included and no previous experience is necessary. Open to ages 15 and up. register HERE

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Findings: jump rings, ear wires, and so much more!
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Findings: jump rings, ear wires, and so much more!

In this workshop you will step into the magical world of the plier/wire combo and the many possibilities for making jump rings, ear wires, hoops, loops, clasps, hooks, and more. You will learn about different pliers, alternative methods for making findings, gauges to use, and where to buy what you need. This workshop is perfect for everyone, in all areas of making, all ages, and no experience is necessary to join. register HERE

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Soldering & Sawing 101
Mar
17
to Mar 31

Soldering & Sawing 101

In this 3-week course, we will learn all the fundamentals of soldering and sawing Sterling Silver and base metals (brass and copper). The first session includes an extra hour to cover topics from The Metal Smithery 101. We will then begin with basic setup, must-dos and don'ts, metal prep and the correct steps for soldering success. As well as, the fundamentals and good use practices of the jewelers saw. We will work with the jewelers saw to create depth and imagery to metal pieces that will be soldered. We will use a variety of torches, soldering surfaces, types of solder, saw blades, and metal combinations. Each person will complete at least one, multi-layered finished piece. This course is a prerequisite for most of the other advanced courses and one-day workshops, as well as for membership (unless otherwise approved by TMS). All materials are included in the class fee. Register HERE

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Teen girl makers!
Mar
17
to Apr 7

Teen girl makers!

Grow your maker skills in this class for 13-15 year old girls that meets on Sundays for 4 consecutive weeks. Sundays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7, from 10-12PM. Come be a part of this group and make empowering and exciting metalsmithing projects each week! We will begin with making stamped jewelry, then we will make wire necklaces with your name or favorite saying/word, a project of the group’s choice, and then we will then round out the class by learning about and using jewelers saws to make something of your own design and choice. We will use professional grade metals and all materials are included in the fee. No experience is necessary before enrolling in this group and each student will be approached with acceptance and patience as they grow in their abilities and explore their own creativity within specific metalsmithing skills. REGISTER HERE

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The Metal Smithery 101
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Metal Smithery 101

Do you have no previous experience? Are you wondering what metalsmithing is all about?  This 3-hour workshop will cover the foundations of metalsmithing and go over The Metal Smithery's equipment and safety, the different hammers and their uses, pliers, various forming tools and how to use them, the rolling mill, metal working techniques and what tools to use to achieve them, the jewelers saw, disc cutters, torch setup, and what to expect in upcoming courses offered at TMS. Each person will get a piece of metal to test out the techniques and tools on and will create a metal piece that will showcase what was learned. Register HERE

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In memoriam jewelry
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

In memoriam jewelry

Come make a piece of jewelry in a space and group devoted to people going through loss due to the death of a loved one. Take this time to make a bracelet, ring, key chain, earrings , or necklace to commemorate your loved one. Let this time be a little bit of respite to help you during this difficult time.

Please note: this is not a group facilitated by a trained therapist, is not organized by a grief councelor or group, but is a dedicated time for creating with others that are going through the death of a loved one too. Register HERE

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Fold forming
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Fold forming

We are very happy to welcome Aryana Tatum to The Metal Smithery to teach this workshop, bringing her many years of experience and fold forming skills to the community.

In this workshop you will be learning basic fold forming metal, hammering techniques, sawing out a basic shape with the jewelers saw, annealing metal with a torch, filing, and finishing to create your choice of earrings or a pendant. The materials used will be copper and sterling silver for the ear wires and/or jump rings. To finish your pieces, there will be the option of oxidation with liver of sulfur or heat patina. All materials are included in the price.

No previous experience is necessary but the more you have, the easier it will be! register HERE

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