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Alcohol Ink & Drink

To be scheduled later

Price $35
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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. $35 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.


Pierced and Sawn Jewelry

To be schedules 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

Thursday, Sept. 21 - 5pm-8pm
Sunday, October 8 - 3pm-6pm


Price $55
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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. If you have any further questions, or prefer to pay by phone, please call us at 207 941-8600. I look forward to seeing you.


Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop
(Metalsmithing #1)

Wednesday, September 20 - 5pm-8pm
Sunday, October 1 - 11pm-2pm

Price: $45
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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, but all techniques learned apply to sterling silver as well. Sterling may be available to purchase at an additional cost.
You'll learn proper techniques of cutting, filing, shaping, annealing, texturing, riveting and more! You'll leave with several finished pieces to keep for yourself or give as gifts.
Workshop price, $45. 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. I look forward to seeing you.


Intro to Bezel Setting Jewelry
(Metalsmithing #3)

To be scheduled later

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 $45. If you’d like to make a bezel setting in sterling silver, the workshop cost is $65.


Torch Soldered Jewelry Workshop
(Metalsmithing #2)

Sunday, October 1 - 3pm-6pm
Friday, October 13 - 5pm-8pm

Price: $45+
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This workshop is designed for those students who have previously taken Amanda's Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop (Metalsmithing #1).
In this Intro to Torch Soldering Jewelry workshop, we’ll be creating this 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.

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! I look forward to seeing you!


Beading for Beginners

To be schedules later

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. If you have any further questions, or prefer to pay by phone, please call us at 207 941-8600.


Create a Tiny Memento Box

To be scheduled later

Price $55
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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)

To be scheduled later

Price: $90
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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. I look forward to seeing you!


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




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