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  • If you know where one can get a Hawaiian shirt made of flannel, there’s a jewelry teacher in New Hampshire who would like to add it to his collection. “I wear a Hawaiian shirt. It’s like a uniform,” says Jeff Georgantes, head of the jewelry program at Dartmouth College in Hanover. It may help to […]
  • It didn’t take long for Erica Moody to make use of the techniques she learned in a recent Metalwerx workshop. As the recipient of a scholarship offered by the Belmont-based gallery, Alchemy 9.2.5, she was able to enroll in a class of her choice. She chose to participate in the 2014 Summer with the Masters […]
  • There’s a micro-revolution happening in studios. It takes place one pulse at a time but can add up to big savings of time and money. Developments in pulse arc welding technology are giving jewelers an alternative to soldering that can ultimately free them to indulge in more creative pursuits. “We finally have something for the […]
  • Swords have been a lifelong obsession for Patrick Hastings. He made his first sword out of wood when he was a young boy growing up in a small California town. He made his first steel sword at the age of thirteen. Patrick indulged his passion in high school, where he was able to attend two […]
  • Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Don’t tell that to Pat Flynn. He is all about the meticulous pursuit of exactitude. He admits his workshops can be a bit demanding, but he’s seen plenty of students come away from his classes with a new level of pride and confidence […]
  • A handful of jewelry enthusiasts recently gathered in downtown Boston to learn about jewelry, both of the timeless variety and the cutting-edge new. It was the first of such “Outings” organized by Metalwerx, in which students, faculty, Studiomates and others will visit local jewelry galleries or metalsmithing venues. Our first stop that blustery April day […]

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