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Chapter Events

Drawing on Metal - Deb Karash

Jan 16-20, 10am-5pm

FSGNE Deland Studio

Who doesn't want to add a little color to your jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb's technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work.

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Electro Etching - Micah Kirby

Feb 25-26

FSGNE Deland Studio

Learn to use electro-etching to create beautiful patterned components and design

elements for constructing unique jewelry.

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We Be Bezelin' - Sam Woehrmann

Jan 13-15, 10am-5pm

 Armory Art Center

Learn hand-fabrication of bezels in high-karat gold, silver, and combinations of the two. Set fancy shaped and faceted stones, geometric rose cuts, and the rough surfaces of crystals and raw gems.

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Next- Stone Setting - Savannah King

March 10-12, 9:30am-4:30pm

 Armory Art Center

Students will explore three creative ways to set your stones: the ancient style of prong-setting for cabochons; frame-setting, ideal for coins, enamels and intaglios; and lens-setting, ideal for doublets.

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Spring-Based Mechanisms - Nash Quinn

March 10-12, 9:30am-4:30pm

Miami Jewelry School

Take your jewelry fabrication to the next level in this introduction to core principles to guide the function of small-scale mechanisms. We'll cover various ways to make parts move, from the simple rivet base pivot to Saturday cradle hinges.

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Metal Worx Exhibition

February 2-24, 2023

Opening Reception: February 2, 5-7pm

Kellogg Gallery, Art Center Manatee

Art Center Manatee and the West Coast Florida Society of Goldsmiths proudly present a call to artists in the contemporary metals community across Florida. This juried show is open to all FSG members from any chapter within the state, as well as out-of-state members. This will be a both online and in-person exhibition, complemented with a curated body of 2D metalwork.
 

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Call to Artists

Clasp-A-Palooza

February 24-26, 2023, 10am–5pm

Dunedin Fine Art Center

Two workshops with Alison Antelman and Suzanne Williams 
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Alison Antelman: Create a one-of-a-kind key clasp to unify your art jewelry. Students make a front key clasp necklace with stainless-steel neckwire by fabricating terminals and soldering sterling to stainless-steel cable.

Suzanne Williams: This three-day workshop will start with a short presentation introducing participants to many different kinds of clasping methods and mechanisms for jewelry, including a section on clasp inspirations, with ideas coming from non-jewelry sources.

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