Coming Events

Looking forward to a great year with some great classes and projects being planned!

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For information about our guild please contact us at:
patuxentinfo@gmail.com

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shopsupervisors@gmail.com

January 2017

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.

 

8 January – hinged pendant – register by 2 January

14 January – silver etching – register by 5 January

15 January – wire bracelet with cab – register by 5 January

28 January – bezel-set stone pendant – register by 11 January

29 January – broom casting – register by 27 January

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Silversmithing: One or Two Stone Hinged Pendant

Dates: Sunday January 8th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (with a lunch break)

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

Description:  Silversmithing experience is required. This class is for students who have taken Intro to silversmithing with Victoria Tom or a similar basic course and are confident of the skill, or a refresher for everyone, please be prepared to focus and work hard. Students will make 1 bezel set stone pendant with a hinge. Students will need to supply cabochons or purchase them at class for an additional cost. Students may bring personal tools if desired. Please contact the instructor with any questions.

Fees: Class fee $105.00, $125.00 non-member, payable in cash or by check to PLG.

Materials fee: paid to the instructor. Sterling silver kit is $48.00 and includes 3″ x 2″ sterling silver sheet 20gauge, 2 feet flat 3/32″ bezel wire, 2″ silver tubing, 2″ half hard 14 gauge wire and a pack of 4/0 saw blades. Contact the instructor for details if you would like to bring your own materials. Please note: material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of silver costs at the time of ordering.

To register for this class:  email the instructor, Donna Madej, at littlewings@mdonline.net or call 410-215-1774.  No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 8 students.  Please sign up BEFORE January 2nd so your materials can be ordered. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply. If you cancel after the date above or “no show” you will still be responsible for purchasing your kit.

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Etching on Fine Silver

Dates: Saturday January 14th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (with a lunch break)

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

Description:   Students will make at least one etched project using Ferric Nitrate and .999 fine silver. The projects will include fabricating a ring or pendant. Students may bring personal tools if desired. Please contact the instructor with any questions.

Fees: Class fee $75.00, $95.00 non-member, payable in cash or by check to PLG.

Materials fee: paid to the instructor. Fine silver kit is $60.00 and includes a 6″ x 2″ .999 fine silver sheet 20gauge, a pack of 4/0 saw blades and use of Ferric Nitrate and resists. (Students will bring any findings for jewelry or contact instructor for an additional cost for findings to be included in your kit) Contact the instructor for details if you would like to bring your own materials. Please note: material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of silver costs at the time of ordering.

To register for this class:  email the instructor, Donna Madej, at littlewings@mdonline.net or call 410-215-1774.  No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 8 students.  Please sign up BEFORE January 5th so your materials can be ordered. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply. If you cancel after the date above or “no show” you will still be responsible for purchasing your kit.

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Silversmithing: Wire Bracelet with a Cabochon

Dates: Sunday January 15th, 2017 From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
We will break for a snack.

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

Description:  Basic silversmithing experience is required. This class is for beginners with basic skills or a refresher for everyone, please be prepared to focus and work hard. Students will make 1 bezel set stone Bracelet. Students can supply 1 medium to large cabochon and bring  personal tools if desired.  Cabochons may also be purchased at class for an extra fee – please contact the instructor with any questions.
Fees: Class fee $90.00, $110.00 non-member, payable to the PLG in cash or by check.

Materials fee: Silver kit is $78.00 and includes 2″ x 2″  silver sheet, 1 foot flat .999 fine silver bezel wire, 30″ silver 10 gauge wire and solder. Contact the instructor for details if you would like to bring your own materials.(Materials fee paid to the instructor)

Please note : material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of silver costs at the time of ordering.

To register for this class: call or email the instructor, Donna Madej, at littlewings@mdonline.net or 410-215-1774.  No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 7 students.  Please sign up  BEFORE  January 5th so your materials can be ordered. If you cancel after July 15th or do not show you will still be obligated to purchase your kit. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply.

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Silversmithing: Stone Pendant with a Bezel

Dates: Saturday January 28th, 2017, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
We will break for lunch, bring or buy nearby.

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

Description:  No Silversmithing experience is required. This class is for beginners or a refresher for everyone, please be prepared to focus and work hard. Students will make 1 bezel set stone pendant with a bail.  Students will need to supply 1 small to medium cabochon. Students may bring personal tools if desired.  Cabochons may also be purchased at class – please contact the instructor with any questions.
Class fee:  $90.00 member cost, $115.00 non-member, payable in cash or by check to PLG.

Materials fee: paid to the instructor. Sterling silver kit is $39.00 which includes 2″ x 2″ sterling silver sheet 20gauge, 1 foot flat 1/8″ bezel wire and a pack of 3/0 saw blades. Contact the instructor for details if you would like to bring your own materials. Please note: material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of silver costs at the time of ordering.

To register for this class:  email the instructor, Donna Madej, at littlewings@mdonline.net or call 410-215-1774.  No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 8 students.  Please sign up BEFORE January 11th so your materials can be ordered. Please specify men’s or women’s kit. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply. If you cancel after the date above or “no show” you will still be responsible for purchasing your kit.

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Make Jewelry From your Scrap Metal

Dates: Sunday January 29th, 2017 From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
We will break for a snack you bring.

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

Description:  This class is an excellent and fun way to use up the scrap metal you have from previous classes! Students will melt their scrap and make broom cast components that can be used in a similar manner as shown above. These pieces work well with PMC as shown with the rings, wire wrap as shown in a pendant and traditional soldering techniques. The images above are just samples, students will create their own jewelry design.

Class fee $75.00, $95.00 non-member, payable in cash or by check to PLG.

Materials: Students will provide all materials, scrap silver (no copper or bronze), straw broom (remove stitching before class) gemstones or cabochons and materials needed to complete their project such as bezel, jump rings and sheet or wire . (if you do not have scrap silver and still wish to take this class please contact the instructor to make arrangements to purchase material for casting or your project.) Suitable casting material include silver scrap (not silver dust),  PMC silver scrap or pieces without enamel or stones you want to repurpose, and silver wire scrap.

To register for this class: call or email the instructor, Donna Madej, 410-215-1774  or at littlewings@mdonline.net No deposit is necessary, but be prepared to pay at the start of the class. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 8 students.  Please sign up  BEFORE  January 27th. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply.