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fun for the whole family

Musicians line the sidewalk during First Saturday

we know how to throw a party

we know how to throw a party

Fire performers dazzle onlookers during February First Saturday, Fire in Ice

volunteer in downtown frederick

volunteer in downtown frederick

Deborah Gilbert, dedicated Alive @ Five volunteer

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take a stroll downtown

Visitors enjoy Downtown Frederick's walkability and eclectic shopping scene

our door is always open

our door is always open

Need a break? Take a peek at one of 150+ unique shops in Downtown Frederick.



Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry II: Soldering & Bezels

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701

Continue to hone your bezel-setting and soldering skills! Every 3 weeks, students will complete a new project that emphasize building better bezels, mixing metals, and fold-forming techniques. Watch and learn through demos on how to set pear-shaped bezel settings to your designs. REQUIRED: Signed studio waiver, safety glasses, earplugs, ventilated respirator (3M #8515 recommended). This class is geared for intermediate and advanced level jewelry students. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry I or equivalent. Prior oxy/propane torch experience required. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older. Students will need the following supplies to complete each project: PROJECT 1 (Week 1-3): Marriage of Metal Pendant: 1 foot of either 18- OR 20-gauge, round sterling silver or copper wire; 2 inch square sheet of 18-gauge sterling silver; 2 inch square sheet of 18-gauge copper. PROJECT 2 (Week 4-6): Rolling Mill Inlay Pendant: 2 inch square of 18 gauge sterling silver or copper sheet; 2 feet of 18 gauge round wire of opposing color, either silver or copper. PROJECT 3 (7-9): Fold-Form Ring or Bracelet: (for ring) 1x3 inches of 22 gauge sterling silver or copper sheet; (for bracelet) 2x7 inches of 24 gauge sterling silver or copper sheet. NOTE: A limited supply of metal sheet and wire, and safety supplies are available for purchase at The Delaplaine. Estimated total cost of project metals is $50-$100.

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