Classes & Events

Monday, May 28, 2012

Silver-soldering with Carmen -Sat. June 23,2012

This will be a basic soldering class, working with brass and copper and silver also!  Make a bezel for a stone, take home a finished cabachon.  Carmen will demonstrate the different types of soldering, no experience needed, we will provide you with brass and copper to work with and one silver round backing to mount your stone, stones will be provided!  $125 9-4 pm,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hinges & Clasps & Tube Bezels with Joy & Silver-soldering with Carmen

Well, we have scheduled a 2 day class on Sat., June 30, and Sun. July 1,9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  We think we will enough sign-ups, there are always a few procrastinators, and expect to go on with it!  Sat. Joy will cover Hinges and Clasps, Sun. will be tube bezels, see the descriptions in the Goggle Calendar of Events on those days.  The cost is $250 for both days. Joy will also be here on Monday, available for private short lessons, her fee is $25 an hours, but maybe by Sunday we can arrange a few students that want to learn the same techniques and we can have a 1/2 day or more class!  Let me know ASAP,

Carmen Martinez will also be here on Sat., June 23 to teach the basics of Silver soldering as well as other metals.  $125, small fee for additional materials, no prior experience needed!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lapidary Class on Mar. 16, 2013

Once again, Jim and Jennifer will be here to teach lapidary techniques using rough and pre-shaped stones!  We will have all our equipment set up, all materials included!  If you have experience, you can use our equipment for your stones for $15.00 hr. and one of the instructor will be available for assistance as time allows in the class.   Class is $75.00, starts at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  .  You will learn how to select, shape and polish a rough stone into a finished, polished cabachon to make into a necklace or bracelet or ring!  e-mail  or the instructors at:

Happy Birthday Jelveh!

Well Jelveh had another birthday last weekend at our Open House.  We met new friends, Jewelry makers Jennifer and Marisa, thanks Pat for bringing them to our Studio.  Jelveh demo'ed Frank's new SUPER Round-About, it took her about 30 min. to make that bead!  Ron Martinez was here showing off all his latest carved gems while he worked all day.  Carmen was set up so show us her soldering techniques and was heard hammering away, texturing something!  We had 3 Leche Cake with Jelveh and she opened up her gifts from Grace, a new apron and bags embroidered with her  name!