Coming Events

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

Contact Us

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

The club shop supervisors can be contacted at:
shopsupervisors@gmail.com

May 2017

Here’s a list of the classes scheduled for May 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 May – Fused fine silver chains – register by 10 May

21 May – beginning silversmithing – stone pendant with a bezel – register by 16 May

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Fused Fine Silver Pinched Loop Chain

Date :  Saturday May 20th, 2017  from 9:00 am to 4:00pm (quick lunch break)

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

Description:  Pinched loop chains are versions of the single loop-n-loop chain. The name “Sailor Chain” has often been used for this chain because it looks like strong anchor chain. Students will make a chain of their choice using fusion but  may only complete a section of the chain. Students will be able to try more than one style and work on and finishing techniques. Students may bring their personal tools if desired. Some silversmithing experience is helpful but not required. This class is intensive, please be prepared to focus and work hard.

Note: There is no soldering in this class, all bonds will be made by fusing metal.

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

Materials fee: $65.50 and include: 3 feet 14gauge .999 fine silver wire, 14 feet 20 gauge .999 fine silver wire, a large charcoal brick, 1/2″ dowel, saw blades and 2 scribes (Let the instructor know if you do not need any items listed or need to add needle nose pliers) Pliers will be available for student use without purchase.

Please note : material fees may fluctuate due to rising and lowering of silver costs at the time of ordering. (Material fees are paid to the instructor)

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  May 10th so your materials can be ordered. If you cancel or do not show after May 10th you will still be obligated to purchase your materials. 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: Sunday May 21st, 2017, 12:00 am to 6:00 pm We will break for a quick snack.

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, $110.00 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 May 16th 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.