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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+)

Level I Metalsmithing for Jewelers with Chapin Dimond

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$245.00

Class Description In four consecutive evenings, students will learn primary techniques to complete two to three stacking rings, set with stones. We will practice measuring, cutting, forming, soldering rings and bezels, setting cabochon design, textures and finishing. This is an excellent class if you have never taken a jewelry course or would like to brush up on your jewelry skills. Class meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, May 20-23, 2019 from 6-9 pm. About the Instructor Chapin Dimond is a full-time professional metalsmith and jeweler. In 2003 he discovered the magic of metalsmithing. From Metropolitan State College of Denver, he earned a BFA in Art: Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. Chapin is a Colorado native inspired by nature and the magic of metals. Metalsmithing is the process of telling stories through metal, releasing the inner “feeling” of what metal wants to be. Swing that hammer, light that torch, and see that magic happen. To see Chapin’s work, visit his website. Prerequisites None Tools and equipment students should bring Any jewelry tools you currently have in your toolbox (optional) Cash or check made out to Boulder Metalsmithing Association for materials kit* Materials kit* $50 Tools and equipment instructor will supply Hard Solder Easy Solder 20g sheet Grey wheels Flex shaft mandrels Cabochon stones Sterling Silver Tube 12g Sterling Silver wire Saw blades ​Sanding sticks *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 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 class is full, comment below "Please add me to the waitlist"

Stud Earrings with Alex Boyd

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$145.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION In this class students will learn how to fabricate stud earrings with gold bezels and silver borders using faceted stones. Soldering gold to silver, carving a seat for a stone, post hardening, stone setting and oxidation will be covered as well as many other tips and tricks. PREREQUISITES Intermediate fabrication skills including sawing, filing and soldering are necessary. COST $145 BoMA members, $195 non-members. Difference will be collected in class. 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 jeweler's saw various pliers (chain nose, round, flat) hand and needle files sanding sticks a bezel roller a bezel pusher ​round faceted stone 6mm or smaller (optional) All your favorite tools you can carry comfortably to class $50 cash or a check made out to Alex for the materials kit MATERIALS KIT $60 (Supplied by Instructor)* The kit fee is $60 + stones. Stones will be available for purchase but students are welcome to bring their own round faceted stones 6mm or smaller. *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. CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. Cancellations occurring less than 14 days prior to the start date will not be refunded. Registration is not transferrable. Students may not sell their seat. 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. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 10 Students must be over 18 and will be required to sign a waiver

The Ancient and Abstract with Jessica Jordan Coté

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$175.00

This one day class focuses on the creation of a thoughtfully constructed ring or pendant, built of sterling silver and inspired by the circular structure of a volcano. Students will work to manipulate surface textures and simple forms through the use of old and new smithing techniques, very few tools, and lots of fire. An excellent class for students looking to practice basic soldering skills, learn some texturizing tricks, and create uncommon art from common shapes. Techniques covered will include design mapping, sawing, fusing, sweat soldering, layering and embellishing, and tube setting. Cost: $175 BoMA members $235 for non-members Non-member difference will be collected at the workshop ​ ​Prerequisites students should be proficient with soldering and sawing About the Instructor A grauduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design, Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design as well as metals experience gleaned both at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Penland School of Crafts. Largely self-taught in the realm of jewelry, Jessica’s unflinching line of sterling and gemstone accessories is sold under the name Rosy Revolver. When not spending time with her family or constructing her own designs, Jessica teaches silversmithing workshops around the country. She lives and works in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. Visit her website https://www.rosyrevolver.com Tools and equipment students should bring saw frame and 2/0 or 3/0 blades bench pin dapping punches dapping block ring mandrel soldering station scribe or sharpie ruler or straight edge graph paper & rubber cement circle template (I prefer Staedtler) hoop mandrel stone setting system (Rio[masked]) Cash or check made out to Jessica Jordan for materials kit* Materials kit* $40 22g sterling silver sheet 20g sterling silver strip 3mm tube setting 2.75mm CZ *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: 11. Students will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older. CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 45 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 45 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 class is full, comment below with 'Please add me to the waitlist'

Radial Armor Ring with Jessica Jordan Coté

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$175.00

This one day class focuses on the creation of a multilevel sterling ring (or pendant, student choice). Students will build a circular piece, inspired by an ancient shield, all while navigating the idea of radial symmetry and concentrating on sweat soldering numerous layers as we take the circular theme and begin breaking it apart into more complex shapes and ideas. Techniques covered will include design mapping, sweat soldering, layering and embellishing Cost: $175 BoMA members $235 for non-members Non-member difference will be collected at the workshop ​Prerequisites students should be proficient with soldering and sawing About the Instructor A grauduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design, Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design as well as metals experience gleaned both at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Penland School of Crafts. Largely self-taught in the realm of jewelry, Jessica’s unflinching line of sterling and gemstone accessories is sold under the name Rosy Revolver. When not spending time with her family or constructing her own designs, Jessica teaches silversmithing workshops around the country. She lives and works in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. Visit her website https://www.rosyrevolver.com Tools and equipment students should bring saw frame and 2/0 or 3/0 blades bench pin ring mandrel scribe or sharpie ruler or straight edge graph paper & rubber cement brass mallet Cash or check made out to Jessica Jordan for materials kit* Materials kit* $40 22g sterling silver sheet 20g sterling silver strip 1.5mm closed jump rings *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: 10. Students will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older. CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel up to 45 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 45 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 class is full and you'd like to be put on the waitlist, comment below with "Please add me to the waitlist"

Past events (415)

In the Heat of the Moment: Torch-Fired Enameling with Anne Havel

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

$435.00

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