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

February 2018

Here’s a list of the classes scheduled for February 2018. 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.

3 February – Torch-fired enameling – register by 24 January

 

10 February – Flush-mounted stone ring – register by 2 February

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torchfire

 

Torch Fired Enameling

Date :  Saturday February 3rd, 2018, from 10AM to 4PM (with a lunch break)

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

Description:  Students will make projects on copper by torch firing enamel. Students will work on torch skills and finishing techniques. Students may bring their personal tools if desired. This class is intensive, please be prepared to focus and work hard. The image above is intended as a sample only – students will create their own designs on copper.

Fees: Class fee $105.00 members, $125.00 non-members, payable in cash or by check made out to the PLG.

Materials fee: $85.00, ($25.00 if you have your own enamels, brush and sifter pans) payable to the instructor. Materials will include: one kit (from below) sifter pans and copper blanks in an assortment and supplies,

one enamel kit:

#2615-1   Enamel Kit: Transparents – $55.00.      or
#2615-2   Enamel Kit: Opaques – $55.00.     

These kits are intended for beginners who would like to try using jewelry enamels. Each kit comes in a plastic box with .5 oz. of 11 colors of jewelry enamel, 1 oz. of Klyr-fire, a firing rack, a 3 point trivet, a medium size sifter, a fine point paint brush, a wet packing spoon, a wet packing scribe and directions. The transparent kit is best suited for enameling on silver and the opaque kit is best suited for enameling on copper.

The colors in the transparent kit are red, yellow, light blue, dark blue, green, purple, orange, black, clear (flux), pink and brown.

The colors in the opaque kit are red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, gray, brown, black, undercoat white and white

Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and an Optivisor if they own one.

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 8 students.  Please sign up  BEFORE  January 24th so your materials can be ordered. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply.  If you miss the class or “no show” you will be obligated to purchase your kit.

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flushmountring

 

Flush Mount Stone Setting in a Ring

Date:   Saturday February 10th 2018 , from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (with a quick lunch break)

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

Description:  Students will make sample sheets to develop stone setting skills. We will make 1 copper ring and 1 silver ring (if option 2 materials is chosen) in this class. Students may bring their personal tools if desired. Some silversmithing experience is helpful but not required. This class is great for the beginner to learn a new skill or a refresher for all.

Fees: Class fee $120.00 members, $140.00 non-members, payable in cash or by check made out to the PLG.

Materials fee:

Option #1 $40.50 materials include: 10 CZ stones 3mm, steel rod burnisher, brass rod burnisher, bud bur, heart bur, stone setting vise (needed) and 14 gauge copper.

Option #2 $61.50 materials include: 10 CZ stones 3mm, steel rod burnisher, brass rod burnisher, bud bur, heart bur, stone setting vise (needed) 1″ x 4″ 18 gauge sterling silver and 14 gauge copper.

Please note: material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of costs when ordering. Many of these tools come in packages of 3 or 6, you are only paying for 1 single unit of the package at a reduced price. YOU WILL NEED STRONG MAGNIFICATION FOR THIS CLASS. 

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 and limited to 8 students.  Please sign up BEFORE February 2nd so your materials can be ordered. If you cancel or do not show after February 2nd you will still be obligated to purchase your materials. Your place will be reserved when you contact the instructor and receive a reply.