February is Black History Month, and we are celebrating by highlighting Black jewelers who have made an impression in the jewelry field.
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Workshops you won't want to miss! Sign up now!
Forging Techniques for Jewelry
with Deana Pastel
February 5 + 12 + 19
Mushroom and Flush Riveting
with William Vanaria
February 6 - 7
Salt Water Etching for Enamel
with Jesse Bert
February 16 + 18
CAD: Digital Design to Finished Ring
with Steven Parker
Feb 17 - March 17th
Steel Chains
with Maia Leppo
February 23 + 25
Fancy Floral Flares
with Barbara Seidenath
February 24 + 26

Metalwerx is excited to announce our Virtual Spring Symposium! This one-week, online event is a diverse showcase of presentations and demonstrations that offer attendees the ability to learn new skills and techniques to broaden their jewelry and metalsmithing knowledge, while giving us a peek into the artists’ studios and bodies of work.
_virtual Wear & Share
Wednesday, Feb 24, 5:30pm ET
Metalwerx's monthly virtual show and tell is a great place to share what you've been up to, meet up with old friends and make new ones! Do you have pieces you've been working on? Need design or technique advice? Have you found a new tool you love? Share with us!
New to 2021, this Wear & Share will feature metalsmith, maker and educator Munya Avigail Upin who will share with us some of her work and a studio tip! Learn more about Munya here and read about her upcoming online workshop with Metalwerx, Knitted Chain
Each week we include a jewelry or metals themed song in our newsletter. We've put all the songs together in a Spotify playlist for you!
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