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January 2018

Here’s a list of the classes scheduled for January 2017. Please scroll down if you’d like to see the flyer containing details for a particular class. The fliers appear in the same order as the list.

20 January – Prongs, turtles and frogs (silversmithing) – register by 5 January






Prongs, Turtles and Frogs

Date:     Saturday, January 20 2018 from 11-5 PM

Location: PLG workshop, 169 Defense Highway (lower level) Annapolis, MD.

Description: This class will explore the technique of capturing a cabochon or tumbled stone without the use of a bezel.  The student will cut out a back with or without legs attached.

Frogs:              metal back with legs attached and folded over the stone

Prongs:            metal back without legs.  Soldered wire prongs are used to attach stone.

Turtles:           A formed metal shape is soldered to the back to form a pocket.  Combined

with either wire prongs or attached legs the units capture the stone.

All three techniques will be demonstrated.  Student will work on two items.

Fees: Class fee: $90 ($115 for non-members), payable in cash or by check made out to the PLG.

Materials fee:  Students who wish to bring their own materials, must notify the instructor two weeks before the class.  Otherwise, materials fees should be paid to the instructor the day of the class.


Kits will include:

22 gauge sterling silver sheet- 2” x 3”

18 gauge sterling silver wire – 6”

22 gauge brass sheet – 2” x 3”


Pricing: Approximately $25  (this price is dependent on the cost of the materials at the time of order)

Please bring two cabochons no larger than a quarter.  If you need stones, they will be available at the class.  The stones will be individually priced.


Tools (most of these are available during the class from the instructor)

Please plan on bringing your own hand tools.  A complete list will be sent out with the syllabus as an acknowledgement of your enrollment. 

Saw Frame / Blades

Pliers including non-marring pliers


Flex shaft accessories


To register for this class: Email the instructor, Victoria Tom at  by January 5 to reserve your place in the class. No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 2 students is required for the class to run, but will be limited to 8 students. Your place will be reserved when you receive a confirmation email from the instructor.