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SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, JANUARY 27th, 2019
Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing
Join us for good food, fellowship, an inspiring talk Merry Lee Rae, and take part in The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 2ndAnnual Challenges!
Challenge #1: Scavenger Hunt
Create a wearable item (i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.) containing at least 5 of the 8 items in the list.
Must contain something with*:
A hole in it;
With a square corner
A textured surface
*An item can include more than one requirement.
Finished item must be primarily metal.
Your choice of metal: copper. Silver brass, etc.
May be soldered or cold-connected
An entry fee of $5.00 will be collected at the time of delivery (the Winter Party).
Items will be voted on the members at the Winter Party. The winner of the most votes will receive 50% of the collected fee; the second winner will receive 30% and the third winner will receive 20%. The entrants may keep the finished piece.
Challenge #2: Unfinished Symphony
Yes, we all have them – that piece that has been sitting on your bench or in the “projects” pile and you are tired of looking at it.
Bring it to the Winter Partywhere another member will select it, finish it, and bring the finished piece tothe Summer Party. There it will be auctioned as a fund-raiser for the Guild.
The finished work must be wearable, i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.
Lapidary and jeweler Sky Paxton will share his love and knowledge of agates with us on Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9 pm at the Moss Landing Harbor Master’s Office. Sky will share slides with examples of various types of agates, locations where they are found and some factors that affect prices. He’ll also give us some tips on hardness and cleavage planes of popular stones which affect their use in certain types of settings. Sky has been working with stones for many years, so bring your questions about working with these varied and beautiful stones.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The address is 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. After you enter the driveway to the Harbor parking lot go to the building all the way to the end of the parking lot on your right, “Harbor Master’s Office”.
Paul Kmetko: Stenciling on Enamel–Tips and Easy to Make Tool
|Venue||Creator Haven LLC|
|Address||41B Hangar Way
Watsonville CA 95076, US
|Starts||Fri May 18 2018, 7:00pm PDT|
|Ends||Fri May 18 2018, 9:00pm PDT|
Making jewelry requires holding onto things that are often funny shaped, too small, too hot, too delicate, and so on . Bruce’s talk is about ways to hold stuff while creating your jewelry. This includes holding items while soldering, creating assemblies of item to be held together while soldering such as clusters of heads, holding onto items while filing and sanding, holding irregular shaped metalwork while setting stones, and much more. The tools and techniques will all be demonstrated at this talk for MBMAG at Creator Haven on April 27, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Have you been curious about metal clay? Do you think it’s just for hobists? Or have you never even heard of it? This product, a combination of recycled silver and organic binders, can be worked like clay and, when fired, is (depending on the variety) pure fine silver, sterling silver, copper, bronze or even steel. Pat Evans, Senior Art Clay Instructor, will demonstrate the basics of working with several varieties of metal clay, and explain how it can be a useful addition to your jewelry-making toolkit.
Join us at the Soquel Glenn Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
|Venue||Soquel Glen Mobil Home Park Clubhouse|
|Address||5470 Soquel Drive|
Soquel CA 95073, US
|Starts||Fri Feb 16 2018, 7:00pm PST|
|Ends||Fri Feb 16 2018, 9:00pm PST|