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Learn to make jewelry with us! Boulder Metalsmithing Association offers hands-on workshops (https://www.meetup.com/BoulderMA/events/) taught by world-class instructors, monthly demonstrations and an open studio. Enjoy being part of our local metalsmithing community and take advantage of great member benefits (http://www.bouldermetalsmiths.com/join-boma.html) too.

Boulder Metalsmithing Association is a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to educate people about the creative and technical skills involved in metalsmithing and to promote the appreciation of metalwork as an art form through demonstrations, workshops and exhibits.

For more information about Boulder Metalsmithing Association, visit http://www.bouldermetalsmiths.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Flush Setting with Jamie McLandsborough

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$135.00

If you're interested in adding stones to your designs or find that you just can’t get stones to look good in your work, this technique-based course is for you. We'll practice flush setting faceted stones in both a brass ring and copper plate, discuss common problems and techniques. Jamie will also bring several types of tools that are commonly used for setting and discuss alternate techniques for setting and finishing. This will be a fun class with lots of opportunity for questions and learning. Cost: $135 BoMA members, $185 for non-members. (Non-member cost difference will be collected at the workshop.) Materials fee: $50 Prerequisites Completion of Metalsmithing Level One or two years’ experience About the Instructor Jamie Mclandsborough has been working in the jewelry field for 20 years, since he was first introduced to soldering by a wonderful high school art teacher. Jamie has apprenticed, taken courses through GIA, tested with the Jewelers of America and studied extensively but still believes there is no better way to learn than a little bit of knowledge and a whole lot of experimentation. Jamie currently works as a bench jeweler at Gusterman’s Silversmiths in Downtown Denver, served on the Board of CoMA, and takes classes anywhere he can, most recently right here in the BoMA studio. Tools and equipment students should bring Burnsher Dividers Small file set 400 grit sanding stick. Any jewelry tools you currently have in your toolbox (optional) Cash or check made out to Jamie McLandsborough for materials kit* Materials fee* $50 Tools and equipment instructor will supply Steel punch Cone burs Setting Bur CZ Brass practice ring Copper practice plate Dop stick *Materials kit purchase is required for all BoMA workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials require to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 6. Students will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older. CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 30 business days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. Cancellations occurring less than 30 business days prior to the start date will not be refunded. In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund. Seats are not transferrable, you may not sell your seat to another student. WAITLIST If the workshop is full and you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please make a comment below and include "Please add me to the waitlist”

Electrolytic Etching with Beth Merckel

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$135.00

Want to create a pattern, original design or lettering on metal? Learn how to etch copper-based metals using electricity. We’ll be using car battery chargers and copper sulfate to etch copper, brass or nickel silver. Ferric nitrate solution will also be available if you want to etch silver. If you have experience etching with ferric chloride and are tired of waiting for hours for your etching to appear, electrolytic etching is oh-so-much-better. The process is less toxic, more precise and seriously faster - 60 minutes or less. Cost $135 members, $185 non-members. (Non-member cost difference will be collected at the workshop.) $20 materials fee Students Need to Bring • one or more black and white (no grey at all) pattern or image no larger than 2" x 2" for etching • sterling silver for etching (optional) • $20 materials kit* fee (cash or check) *Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials require to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials. Materials Provided Copper for etching Patterns and images for etching Copper Sulfate and Ferric Nitrate solutions for etching in class PMC & TTP paper Burnishers Green scrubbies Duct Tape About the Instructor Beth Merckel studied metalsmithing at Revere Academy, Mendocino Art Center and Clear Creek Academy. She’s obsessed with texture on metal and her favorite tool is her rolling mill. Beth is the founder and Executive Director of Boulder Metalsmithing Association. Class Size Maximum six (6) students CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. To cancel, send an email to [masked]. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start date will not be refunded, In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund. Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student. WAITLIST If the workshop is full and you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please make a comment below and include "Please add me to the waitlist”

Painting Party in the New Studio Space

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

Dress in painting clothes. IF you have one, bring a roller or a drop cloth.

Gold on a Budget with Alex Boyd

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$135.00

Learn techniques for maximizing the appearance and minimizing the cost of gold in your work. Students will make a ring in sterling silver and gold, learning how to make a bezel look substantial while using a minimal amount of gold. Alex will even share his super-top-secret gold veneer technique. Cost: $135 BoMA members, $185 for non-members. Non-member cost difference will be collected in class. Materials fee: $75 plus cost of gold as needed Prerequisites: Basic metalsmithing skills: sawing, soldering, fabrication, etc. About the Instructor When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja. That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me," the raven cawed. "I don't know what your talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back. "No matter. It is your problem now. The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her. He has been making jewelry ever since. Students need to bring Pliers Saw & blades Files - regular and needle Sandpaper Scribe Dividers Bezel roller A variety of drill bits All your favorite tools you can carry comfortably to class $75 cash or a check made out to Alex for the materials kit * Materials Kit $75 (Supplied by Instructor)* Silver Cabochon *Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials required to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials. Gold will be available to purchase seperately. Expect $125-$150 based on how much the student uses CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 10 business days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. Cancellations 10-5 business days prior to the start of the class are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations occurring less than 5 business days prior to the start date will not be refunded, In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund. Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 10 Students will be required to sign a waiver WAITLIST If you'd like to be on the waitlist for this class, comment below 'Add me to the waitlist'.

Past events (379)

Tufa Carving and Casting Party with Chapin Dimond

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$35.00

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