A season of moments
Summer is a season filled with special moments. Are you ready to celebrate a significant occasion like a graduation or wedding? Complete your outfit for a special event. Find a gift perfect for remembering a special moment. Celebrate a “just because” moment. Our artist gallery at Flux Metal Arts is filled with fresh, fun and unique gifts; featuring handcrafted jewelry and metalwork made by over 25 emerging students and established local artists. Each creation resonates with the inspired touch of the artist’s heart and hand to help make that moment special.
If you want to experience your own creative moment, join us in the studio for one of our jewelry making classes, and leave wearing a fun piece of jewelry. Along with our popular Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing class, explore a variety of techniques including, enameling, soldering, rivets, wire wrapping and more. From half-day to full-weekend, enjoy a wide range of technique and project based classes tailored to fit your interests, inspiring many more moments of creating jewelry or metalwork in your own studio.
Explore the many ways you can set stones this summer with these upcoming visiting artist workshops. California visiting artist Richard Salley returns to present variety of workshops the weekend of May 31 – June 2, including stacking stone rings, castellated bezels, and a fun “Flip Top Bracelet”.
Seattle goldsmith and Kirk Lang returns to the studio for two workshops July 26-28. “In the Round: Introduction to Ring Fabrication & Setting of Round Faceted Gemstones”, a fast paced one day class where you will make a simple style ring embedded with sparkling gemstones. In “Cold Connections: Beyond Rivets”, you can learn a faster, cleaner but equally durable way of joining two pieces of metal together without using a torch! In two days, you will learn how to create flat, domed, tube, hinge and seamless flush rivets. Learn about how to use micro tap and dies to create your own custom nuts and bolts and lastly, how to utilize small tabs to fold over and attach one piece of metal to another.
New Hampshire artist Jeff Georgates joins us in the studio Labor Day weekend August 30 – September 2 for two new workshops. “Creating Stone Settings: Baskets and Bezel Blocks” combines two most requested settings projects, how to make your own basket settings and how to use bezel blocks. You will not only learn how to fabricate stone settings, but will also how learn how to set round and oval faceted stones with the option to make a finished pendant or ring with the settings that are created. Then finish off the weekend learning about the basics of pulse arc welding, and how to integrate this technology into traditional jewelry-making techniques. “ WELD IT! Pulse Arc Welding for Jewelers & Metalsmiths” will open your eyes to how this technology can be integrated with traditional jewelry making techniques, plus a pile of tips and tricks to help you reimagine how your work is created. Sunstone Engineering is also supplying a number of Orion precision pulse arc welders for participants to utilize and explore during the workshop.
Whether you are browsing our gallery for unique handmade jewelry, or making your own… You can enjoy a moment, and be creative at Flux Metal Arts. Visit fluxmetalarts.com for a complete list of classes and events.
Flux Metal Arts
8827 Mentor Ave. Suite A
Mentor, Ohio 44060
“Stacking Stones”, “Beyond the Basic Bezel”, & “Flip Top Bracelet” –
May 31 – June 2: with visiting artist Richard Salley
“In the Round: Introduction to Ring Fabrication & Setting of Round Faceted Gemstones” & “Cold Connections: Beyond Rivets”
July 26 – 28: with visiting artist Kirk Lang
“Creating Stone Settings: Baskets and Bezel Blocks” & “WELD IT! Pulse Arc Welding for Jewelers & Metalsmiths”- August 30 – September 2: with visiting artist Jeff Georgantes