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Gold on a Budget with Alex Boyd

Boulder Metalsmithing Association
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Learn techniques for maximizing the appearance and minimizing the cost of gold in your work. Students will make a ring in sterling silver and gold, learning how to make a bezel look substantial while using a minimal amount of gold. Alex will even share his super-top-secret gold veneer technique.

Cost: $125 BoMA members, $145 for non-members. Non-member cost difference will be collected in class.

Materials fee: $75 plus cost of gold as needed

Prerequisites: Basic metalsmithing skills: sawing, soldering, fabrication, etc.

About the Instructor
When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja. That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me," the raven cawed. "I don't know what your talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back. "No matter. It is your problem now. The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her. He has been making jewelry ever since.

Students need to bring
Pliers
Saw & blades
Files - regular and needle
Sandpaper
Scribe
Dividers
Bezel roller
A variety of drill bits
All your favorite tools you can carry comfortably to class
$75 cash or a check made out to Alex for the materials kit *

Materials Kit $75 (Supplied by Instructor)*
Silver
Cabochon
*Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials required to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials.
Gold will be available to purchase seperately. Expect $125-$150 based on how much the student uses

CANCELLATION POLICY
You may cancel up to 10 business days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing.
Cancellations 10-5 business days prior to the start of the class are eligible for a 50% refund.
Cancellations occurring less than 5 business days prior to the start date will not be refunded,
In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 10
Students will be required to sign a waiver

If you'd like to be on the waitlist for this class, comment below 'Add me to the waitlist'.

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