Jewelry Activity Night Kickoff 3 February 2015

 

Our first Jewelry Activity Meeting will kickoff on 3 February 2015 at the Senior Center for HGMS Members.  Meeting times would be every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. other than HGMS meeting nights. The idea is for HGMS members to meet and share what they know about jewelry making. There will be scheduled Tuesday nights with beginning tutorials, free form get-togethers, and intermediate & advanced classes with signups available.

Beginning Tutorials

Website for first tutorial is from Domestic Divaonline website:  http://www.domestic-divaonline.com/Site_1/silver-shade-necklace.html

The beginning tutorials are free for HGMS members.  The tutorials are free on many websites.   Kits are $5 and help the beginning jewelers off to a good start.  We have 7 kits left for signup so please contact Mindy Schell at 334-790-0671 to reserve yours.  We urge members to bring their own tools and the tool list is below.  The beginning tutorial is intended to instruct the person in what tools/jewelry supplies are needed so the person can be a self starter on jewelry making.  There is also an option to bring all of your own supplies/tools and join us.  Please reference above link for supplies.

Tools: For first night, folks need:

1. Two pairs of Pliers, which can be any combination of Needle, Chain, Flat or Bent Nose

2. Wire Cutters

3. Crimping Pliers (optional)

4. Round Nose Pliers (optional)

On subsequent Jewelry Activity nights the plan is to have members bring their own supplies and tools unless we do another jewelry supply kit for Activity Night.  Sign-up for activities will be at the HGMS Meetings as well as the Jewelry Activity Nights.

Intermediate and Advanced Classes

We are currently coordinating Intermediate and Advanced Jewelry Classes.  We will be asking our experienced HGMS members to provide instruction.  More information to come at the HGMS meeting and/or the Jewelry Activity Night Kickoff on 3 February.

Goal

Our goal is to get HGMS members together to share what they know regarding jewelry development, creativity, and the different types…and there is so many.  We will start with beginning jewelry tutorials to bring confidence to those just starting and then move on to intermediate and advanced.  This will be a great time for the more experienced jewelry makers to mentor beginning jewelry makers and new members coming in.  Exciting to say the least, with some tutorials and membership sharing, we will be able to take our finished cabochons and beads bought from the show and make some beautiful creations!

 

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