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Copper form folding.


The gallery.



Beaded hemp necklace.


Gallery display.


Beading.

Metal work.


Fused pendants.



Silver and copper work by student Nancy Cameron.


Student work from Alkohol Ink Workshop.


Student work from Bezel Setting Workshop.



Student work from Enameling Workshop.



Sawn Jewelry by instructor Amanda Coburn.


Student work from Enameling Workshop.



Student work from Bezel Setting Workshop.


Enameling Workshop.


Student work from Metal Jewelry Workshop.


Student work from Beadings Workshop.




Metal workshop in the studio.


Student work.

Student work from Enameling Workshop.


From Metal Workshop.

Workshops

September 14 Alcohol Ink
September 15 Intro to Bezel Settings
September 21 Spinner Rings
September 22 Torch Fired Enameling
September 23 Basic Beading for Beginners
September 30 Alcohol Ink
October 6 Fold Forming
October 7 Intro to Cloisonne
October 12 Basic Beading for Beginners
October 13 Intro to Metal Jewelry
October 14 Charm Bracelet
October 14 Gory Halloween Makeup Workshop
October 27 Metal Etching

See details, and how to sign up, below.


Alcohol Ink & Drink

Friday September 14th from 6-8pm
Sunday September 30th - 12-2pm

Price $40

Ticket Link

Grab a friend and a bottle of wine for a night of art fun! Learn the basics of painting with a relatively new medium called Alcohol Ink. $40 per person, materials included.
Alcohol Ink is an alcohol based pigment that is used to color non-porous surfaces such as glass, tile, metal and more. By the end of the workshop you'll have at least 2 tiles for wall-hanging, some beautiful glassware, and we'll play with yupo paper as well (a synthetic water-color paper- 100% polypropelyne!) Space is limited, so please follow the link above for ticket information, or call us at 207-941-8600 to register by phone.


Spinning Ring Workshop

Friday September 21st - 5-8pm
Price $75

Ticket Link

In this intermediate metal smithing workshop, you’ll learn how to make a flared sterling silver ring with an independently spinning outer ring. You can add lots of different textures to both the inner and outer ring, and use mixed metals as well. There are lots of ways to make this ring uniquely yours! Cost: $75 for sterling silver materials.
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Jewelry Findings Workshop

To be scheduled later

Price:
$30 for copper or brass
$45 for silver

Ticket Link


In this Jewelry Components and Findings workshop, you'll learn how to use wire to create gorgeous earwires, clasps, headpins, links, and more. Once you learn how to make your own, your jewelry designs won't be limited to what you can find in the big box stores! You'll leave with several finished findings to use in your own designs.
Workshop price, $30 for Copper and Brass Materials, $45 for Sterling Silver Materials.


Fold Forming Workshop

Saturday October 6th - 4-7pm
Price: $55
copper and brass only

Ticket Link

In this Fold Forming Jewelry workshop, you'll learn how to create interesting texture, shape and dimension through folding and hammering metal. We'll be working in copper and brass for this workshop, but all techniques learned can be applied to silver as well. You'll learn a few different folding techniques, along with filing, annealing, shaping, and more. Workshop Price- $55
To register, just click on the ticket link and purchase the etsy listing. If you prefer to pay by phone, or have further questions, feel free to call us at 941-8600
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Stacking Ring Workshop

To be scheduled later

Price $75 - sterling silver only

Ticket Link

In this intermediate metalsmithing workshop, you’ll learn how to make a stack of 4 or 5 thin sterling silver rings to wear together or individually. You can add an initial to 1 or all, add a texture to each band, and use mixed metals as well. There are lots of ways to make this stacking ring set uniquely yours.
$75 for sterling silver materials.


Gory Halloween Workshop

Sunday October 14th - 4-6pm

Price $40

Ticket Link

In this beginner level workshop, you'll learn the basics of using liquid latex and household items to create bloody scary Haloween looks. Please bring a mirror and hair blow dryer, and wear messy clothes! We will be using liquid latex, so if you have an allergy this workshop is not for you. Instructor: Amanda Coburn

Workshop price, $40 This listing is for the admittance of one person to a scheduled workshop at Maine Jewelry & Art at 100 Harlow Street in Bangor. Please choose the number of tickets you'll be purchasing. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferrable for a later date, as available.  


Charm Bracelet Workshop

Sunday October 14th 11am - 2pm

Price: $75


Ticket Link

In this Charm Bracelet Workshop, you'll choose 3-4 tiny silhouettes to saw from sheet metal. You'll learn the proper sawing techniques, and how to file and finish each one. You'll also solder together links to make the charm bracelet, then learn to properly attach the charms to the bracelet you've made.
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Metal Etching

Saturday October 27th - 4-7pm
Price: $45

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In this Metal Etching workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with sheet metal to create pieces with a raised image of your choice. We'll learn to use a resist to apply a design on copper, then a chemical to etch into the metal. We'll be using copper and brass in this workshop. The pieces you create can be used for jewelry, or any number of other projects! You'll also learn the basics of cutting, filing, and shaping metal. Please be sure to wear clothing you don't mind staining, as the etching chemicals will stain like iodine. Workshop price, $45

This listing is for the admittance of one person to a scheduled workshop at Maine Jewelry & Art at 100 Harlow Street in Bangor. Please choose the number of tickets you'll be purchasing. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferrable for a later date, as available.  
Instructor: Sarah Regan


Pierced and Sawn Jewelry

To be scheduled later


This workshop is designed for students who have previously taken Amanda's "Intro to Metal Jewelry" workshop. You'll learn to properly drill through metal, and learn to use a jewelers saw to saw out the inside of a design without compromising the edges. You'll also learn how to file the insides of your design, and finish the jewelry you've created. The price for this workshop varies depending on the material you wish to use. If you'd like to use copper, the price is $45. If you'd like to use sterling silver, the price will be $65
If you have any further questions, or prefer to pay by phone, please call us at 207 941-8600.


Torch Fired Enameling

Saturday September 22nd - 4-7pm

Price $65
Ticket Link

Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass material to metal to give it a smooth colored glass coating. You can combine colors to create an ombre effect, add wire to the surface to add texture and design, and so much more! In this workshop you'll learn the proper techniques of cutting, filing, cleaning and prepping the metal for the enameling process. You'll then have the rest of the class to play with the enameling techniques I'll teach you.You'll leave with several beautiful pieces. Some people use a kiln to enamel, but as purchasing a kiln can be expensive, I like to teach the skill using a propane torch. It's much more affordable to set up, and has some advantages over working with a kiln.
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop
(Metalsmithing #1)

Saturday October 13th 4-7pm

Price: $45
Ticket Link


In this Intro to Metal Jewelry workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with sheet metal and wire to create lovely, textured, 2 and 3 dimensional jewelry. We'll be working in copper and brass. You'll learn proper techniques of cutting, filing, shaping, annealing, texturing, riveting and more! Participants leave with several finished pieces to keep for yourself or give as gifts.
 Instructor: Sarah Regan


Intro to Bezel Setting Jewelry
(Metalsmithing #3)

Saturday September 15th - 4-7pm

Price: $60 Copper
Price: $80 Silver

Ticket Link

This workshop is designed for those students who have previously taken Amanda's Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop, and her Intro to Soldered Jewelry Workshop (Metalsmithing #1 & #2).

In this Intro to Bezel Settings workshop, we’ll be creating a bezel setting for a non-calibrated cabochon. You'll start with a cabochon, metal sheet and metal strips, and learn how to use the stone to form the perfect bezel setting for that particular stone. In the previous workshop, you learned pick soldering. This workshop will use pick soldering and learn a new soldering technique called chip soldering. You’ll learn about flux, oxidation, pickle, and more. You’ll learn how the metal behaves as it’s heating to the correct temperature to accept the solder, how the flux behaves, and what the metal looks like just before the melting point.

The price of this workshop varies, depending on the materials you’d like to work with. If you’d like to make a bezel setting in copper, the workshop cost is $60. If you’d like to make a bezel setting in sterling silver, the workshop cost is $80.
Instructor, Amanda Coburn


Intro to Torch Soldered Jewelry Workshop
(Metalsmithing #2)

To be scheduled later

Price: $45 Copper
Price: $65 Silver
Ticket Link


In this Intro to Torch Soldering Jewelry workshop, we’ll be creating a gorgeous Etruscan chain bracelet (or necklace, time permitting). Each individual link will be formed by you, soldered closed, then bent into the correct shape for interweaving. You’ll learn about flux, oxidation, pickle, and more. You’ll learn how the metal behaves as it’s heating to the correct temperature to accept the solder, how the flux behaves, and what the metal looks like just before the melting point! Once you’ve pick-soldered enough rings for this chain, you’ll have a nice grasp on torch soldering jewelry, and a lovely chain as well.
The price of this workshop varies, depending on the materials you’d like to work with. If you’d like to make a bracelet in copper, the workshop cost is $45. If you’d like to make a bracelet in sterling silver, the workshop cost is $65. Instructor: Amanda Coburn

You can register by purchasing ticket at above link, or call us at
Maine Jewelry & Art 207-941-8600 if you have any further questions.


Beading for Beginners

Sunday September 23rd - 12-2 pm
Friday October 12th - 5-7pm

Price $25

Ticket Link

In this Beading for Beginners workshop, you'll learn the basic, proper techniques of working with beads, stringing material, and findings to create simple and lovely beaded necklaces and earrings. Each student will leave with a matching set. Simple beads, findings, and stringing material are included, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like! If you have tools like crimping pliers, or bead boards, please bring them with you.
Instructor: Shiela Gardner


Beads and Brews Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price $25
Ticket Link

Grab a friend and some beers and head to Maine Jewelry & Art to make a fun beaded necklace! In this Beading for Beginners workshop, you'll learn the basic techniques of working with beads, stringing material, and findings to create simple and lovely beaded necklaces and earrings. You will also learn about various designing applications. Each student will leave with a matching set. Simple beads, findings, and stringing material are included, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like. We also have gemstones in our Studio Store for purchase. If you have tools like crimping pliers, or bead boards, please bring them with you.


Watercolor Painting Workshop

To be scheduled later

Price $25
Ticket Link


In this beginner level workshop, you'll learn the basics of watercolor painting to create a gorgeous painting of your very own! If you have watercolor paints and paper, feel free to bring them with you, but if not, materials will be provided. Jim Lagasse, of Pine Tree Art Studio, is a self-taught artist. He enjoys working with watercolors most because they are the most challenging and unpredictable.
 Instructor: Jim Lagasse

Create a Tiny Memento Box

To be scheduled later

Price $55
Ticket Link

This workshop is designed for students who have previously taken Amanda's "Intro to Metal Jewelry" workshop, and also her "Intro to Soldered Jewelry- Etruscan Chain Bracelet" workshop. It is a sort of prelude class to the "Intro to Bezel Settings" Workshop.
You will learn to cut copper pipe, file it, solder a top and bottom, then create a tight lip for the lid to fit on snugly. You'll also create a handle atop the lid so you can wear it as a necklace if you'd like.


Intro to Cloisonne Enameling Workshop
(Enameling Workshop #2)

Sunday October 7th - 11am-4pm

Price: $90
Ticket Link


Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass material to metal to give it a smooth colored glass coating. Cloisonne is a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in raised cells on a metal background. In this workshop you'll learn the basic techniques of cloisonne enameling. It is designed for students who have previously taken the Intro to Torch Fired Enameling Workshop. If you have any further questions, or prefer to pay by phone, please call us at 207 941-8600.
Instructor: Amanda Courn


All workshops are held at Maine Jewelry & Art Gallery & Studio
100 Harlow Street, Downtown Bangor




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