Metalsmithing Classes

December 2022

Class:  Hinged and Riveted Pendant (continued).

Class 1:  5p – 9p, Thursday, Dec 1st
Class 2:  5p – 9p, Monday, Dec 5th

We will be continuing the Hinged and Riveted Pendant in December.  The first part of the project covered finalizing your design, construction of the hinges that connect the top and bottom portions, and soldering on the bezel.  In December we will cover riveting textured metal on the top half of the pendant and setting your stone (if you haven’t done that yet).  The last step will be inserting the hinge pin to connect the two sections.  None of the skills are difficult, but all of them in one project will take some time to complete.  Note:  If you signed up for Part I in November, you do not have to sign up for December Class.  Come on the same night you signed up for in November.  (Thursday was completely full so if you came on Thursday and want to change to Monday night, let Shelley or Kathy know.)

The sign up sheet for Metalsmithing classes will be available at the regular HGMS meeting and during the Monday and Thursday classes.  You also may sign up by sending email to

Schedule:  The Metalsmithing classes and open studio meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, and the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  Jan’s class is ongoing, meeting at 9:00am on Mondays.

Certification Classes:   We are currently having Certification Classes and should have certified everyone who requested the class by Dec 1.  The next Certification classes are scheduled for mid-February.  We hope to schedule Certification Classes on a regular basis – about every 2 months for the rest of the year. The next class will be in mid-February.  Send your name and contact information (name, email address, and phone number) to to get on the list for the next Safety Certification Class.  We will contact those who sign up by email with more detailed information about the class(s) as soon as we set the final date.

IMPORTANT!  After Certification Class dates are set, email notices listing the date(s) of the class(es) will be sent to everyone who is currently on the request list.  You must reply to that email to be scheduled for the class or to request a future class.  One reminder email will be sent to those who do not respond to the first email.  If there is no response to the 2nd reminder email, your name will be removed from the list of names requesting Certification.  If you are still interested in Certification, you will have to send in your information again to get on the current list.

New Benches!  We completed 3 new benches this summer so we now have actual benches for 8 students per class session (no sitting at the white tables!).  By the first of the year we should have the other two completed which will raise the number of available seats for each class session to 10 students.

Facebook Users:  The Metalsmithing group has its own page on Facebook.  You can see info on classes, examples of project classes, and other general information.  Members of the group can post their finished class projects.  Our class page is HGMS Metalsmithing Group.  The link is HGMS Metalsmithing Group | Facebook.