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

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

December 2017

Here’s a list of the classes scheduled for December 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.

 

9 December – Beginning piercing (silversmithing) – register by 27 November

10 December – silver wire bracelet with cabochon – register by 2 December

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Beginning Piercing Class

Date: Saturday  December 9, 12-4 PM

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

Description:

We will be sawing patterns into sheet metal.  We will be learning basic sawing, filing and finishing on silver, brass and copper.  The patterns will be started using a drill bit and sawing out patterns while maintaining the perimeter in tact. We will also solder a simple jump ring onto the finished piece.

We will create a pendant.

Fees: Class fee: $60 ($80 for non-members), payable in cash or by check made out to the PLG. Materials fee:  Students may bring their own materials.  Otherwise, materials fees should be paid to the instructor the day of the class.  Kits will include:

22 gauge sterling silver sheet- 1.5” x 1.5”

22 gauge brass sheet – 1.5” x 1.5”

20 gauge silver wire

12 4/0 saw blades

12 2/0 saw blades

Material Pricing:          approximately $20

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

Saw Frame

Pliers including non-marring pliers

Files

Emery paper

To register for this class: Email the instructor, Victoria Tom at lvitom@aol.com  by November 27 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.

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Silversmithing: Wire Bracelet with a Cabochon

Dates: Sunday December 10th, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 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 their   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 December 2nd so your materials can be ordered. If you cancel after December 2nd 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.