Metalwerx Marketplace 2017 is just around the corner!

Shop for tools, gems, supplies and services with your favorite vendors! Attend informative lectures and demonstrations from amazing educators and artists!
Learn more about participating vendors and lectures and demonstrations in our educational series here»

Metalwerx Marketplace

About

Metalwerx is excited to host our second annual Marketplace this fall!  Marketplace 2017 will showcase a diverse group of merchants and service providers catering to jewelers, metalsmiths and makers in our region. This THREE DAY event will feature a special opening celebration on Friday evening (Shop and Schmooze), followed by two full days to shop, stock up on all the products you need, find new resources, and attend informative lectures and demonstrations in our educational series. 

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Where and When

The Marriott/Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA. Located just west of Boston, the Marriott/Newton offers free parking for this event! The hotel is convenient to major highways (I-95 and I-90) and many local restaurants and shops. 

  • October 20,  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Shop and Schmooze event)
  • October 21, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • October 22, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tickets and Discounts

Tickets will be $15 at the door but $10 for anyone who purchases them in advance. Ticket includes entrance for both Saturday and Sunday. Advance ticket purchasing will be available one month before the event. Get the first chance to shop and come celebrate the opening of Metalwerx Marketplace on Friday night at Shop and Schmooze.

Participating Vendors

We have more than twenty companies joining us this year who offer everything you need for jewelry making and metalworking including tools, equipment, supplies and services.  

In addition to these fantastic vendors, we're offering on-site professional photography sessions with Charley Freiberg. Click here to register for your five shot photo session while you shop!

Educational Series

Don't miss out on our demonstration and lecture series happening throughout the weekend.  Our established professionals will share their technical and business expertise to enhance your skill set and support your business.  

Shop and Schmooze

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Metalwerx Marketplace.  This fundraiser for Metalwerx provides attendees with an exclusive evening of schmoozing with vendors over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Get the first chance to shop and a weekend pass to come back and attend the exciting line-up of lectures and demonstrations. Learn more and purchase tickets here!

Complete Schedule

Booth Demo: Quick demonstration on a specific tool at a booth.
Education (Ed) Series: In-depth presentation in Lexington room. Click here for full descriptions.
Vendor Floor Walking Tour: Get advice on purchases from your teachers.

Friday, October 20th , 5 - 9 PM
Shop & Schmooze (Ticketed Fundraiser)

5 PM: Early access begins at Shop and Schmooze!
6 PM: Passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
​7 PM Special announcements and awards ceremony 
9 PM: Wrap up the party

Saturday, October 21 | Inspiration and Identification

10:00 am Doors open! Vendors open all day. Silent auction bidding ongoing.
10:00 am Coffee and Tea, sponsored by Pepetools
10:30 am Booth Demo: Concave Raising with Bill Fretz, Otto Frei booth
10:45 am Booth Demo: How to Maintain Your Flex Shaft with Mike Zagielski of Foredom, Otto Frei booth
11:00 am Ed Series: Marlene Richey, A History of American Jewelry, Lexington Room
12:00 pm Vendor Floor Walking Tour with Wendy Jo New, meet at entrance
12:30 pm Booth Demo: The Pepe Ring Bender with Jeff Georgantes, Otto Frei booth
1:00 pm Ed Series: Arthur Hash, Crafting in Digital Space, sponsored by Shapeways, Lexington Room
2:00 pm Vendor Floor Walking Tour with Avery Lucas, meet at entrance
2:15 pm Booth Demo: Concave Raising with Bill Fretz, Otto Frei booth
2:30 pm Booth Demo: The Foredom Hammer Handpiece with Jeff Georgantes, Otto Frei booth
3:00 pm Ed Series: Mark Haughton of Rock Deco, The Best Gemstones for Your Designs, Lexington Room
5:00 pm Vendors close up shop for the day

Sunday, October 22 | Creativity and Compatibility

10:00 am Doors open! Vendors open all day. Silent auction bidding ongoing.
10:00 am Coffee and Tea, sponsored by Pepetools
10:30 am Booth Demo: Fluting with Stakes with Bill Fretz, Otto Frei booth
10:45 am Booth Demo: How to Maintain Your Flex Shaft with Mike Zagielski of Foredom, Otto Frei booth
11:00 am Ed Series: Paulette Werger, Creative Uses for Commercial Components, sponsored by Halstead Bead, Lexington Room
12:00 pm Vendor Floor Walking Tour with David Baird, meet at entrance
1:00 pm Ed Series: Patrick McMillan, Applying Pulse Arc Welding to Everyday Studio Practices, sponsored by Orion Welders, Lexington Room
2:00 pm Vendor Floor Walking Tour with David Baird, meet at entrance
2:15 pm Booth Demo: Making Hollow Rings with Stakes with Bill Fretz, Otto Frei booth
3:00 pm Ed Series: Cindy Eid, The Advantages of Argentium, sponsored by Rio Grande, Lexington Room
4:00 pm Silent Auction closes
5:00 pm Vendors close up shop for the day...
Only 365 days until Marketplace 2018!

 

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