Join us this summer for the first, Treat Your Self retreat at The Metal Smithery! This weekend is all about You, so take the time to tap into your creative side as we work together to create a custom piece of jewelry of your own design in the fully equipped metalsmith studio. Tap into your foodie side, during our private Ithaca is Foodies tour which includes food and drinks at five local restaurants while we get to know each other, walk around downtown, and learn some interesting Ithaca history too! Tap into your luxurious side as we round out the weekend to soothe our hard worked muscles at Rasa Spa with a 1-hour massage, and other spa features such as the sauna and relaxation room.
To prepare for the retreat, we will discuss your design beforehand so that we can be ready to start making as soon as you get here! During the pre-retreat discussions, we will look at your designs and determine whether we can achieve them in the space and with the time. All designs are welcome and if you have stones you would like to have set in jewelry, or special pieces of any kind - bring them along to incorporate into what you make as well. The Metal Smithery is a fully equipped metalsmith studio and almost all of the projects you may want to do, can be done here. This is open to all experience levels so even if you have no previous metal experience, you have an experienced metalsmith that will be working along side you to help you bring your design to reality.
All materials you need will be included unless you would like to work with Gold/Rose Gold or a very large amount of silver. If that is the case, we will determine how much you need and you will pay for it at cost and it will be sent to The Metal Smithery so it is here for you.
All gratuities, food, and drinks are included in the price, so you can just lay back ad relax - we got it all covered. You will also receive a TMS tool tote and enamel pin. If you will be traveling from out of town and would like help finding overnight accommodations, please ask - we are happy to help and can recommend many comfortable places in all price ranges. Please note any food restrictions, allergies, or preferences at checkout or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 17:
12PM lunch delivery
4PM finish for the day
5PM food tour & dinner
Sunday, August 18:
12PM lunch delivery
4PM leave with your completed custom piece!
5PM massage at Rasa Spa
Casting, start to finish
Stone setting: bezel, prong, flush
Texturing with the rolling mill
Texturing and stamping with hammers
Cold connections: rivets. tabs, etc.