Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Last Wednesday at our meeting we had an awesome alternative color on metal demo by Jenn. She showed us how to use the bead blaster and how the use of oil paint, pastels, prismacolor colored pencils, and media typically used on paper or canvas can be applied to metal surfaces.

Also, keep in mind that the deadline for applying to Holiday Heap is quickly approaching, so please get any and all images you have of your work to Johanna Haydon. Her email address is jhaydo1@towson.edu.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14th at 6pm in CA2015. Once again, we will have pizza and there will be another demo. This time Jenn will demo mechanisms.

Schedule of Upcoming Demos
-Tuesday, October 14 - Mechanisms (Jenn)
-Wednesday, October 22 - Chemical Patinas (April)
-Tuesday, November 11 - Pricing Work and Keum Boo technique (Hiedi)
-Wednesday, November 19 - Earwire (Jenn)
-Tuesday, December 9 - Photographing your work and Resources of suppliers (Jenn)

Thanks to everyone that came out for the last meeting. Hope to see you at the next one!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Club Budget, New Tools!

Attention All Members!
For all of the members of the T.U. Metals and Jewelry Club, I am currently writing the budget for the spring semester. Part of making the budget is deciding on what tools/equipment we would like to ask for. If you have any suggestions about what you would like to have added to our tool cabinet please let me know. You may contact me at my email: sshawv1@towson.edu. Generally we order from the RIO catalog, feel free to browse and send me suggestions.
-Sherri Shawver

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

tuesday, 09.09 meeting

So we had our first meeting last night - thanks everyone for coming out! For those of you who couldn't make it, or for a reminder for those of you who were there, here's a recap.
We introduced our new officers!
President - Lizzy Hanner
Vice President - Dillon Babington
Treasurer - Sherri Shawver
Secretary - Karen Appel
Events Coordinator - Johanna Haydon
Also, we're going to be standardizing all of our meeting times this semester!!! So mark your calenders!! We will meet every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm! Also, there will be a demo at every meeting!! I'll be putting the demo schedule up on the blog later this week, so be sure to check back!
Plans for this semester include sales where you can submit your own work. Holiday Heap is coming up in November and we have to apply this month. So if you have some work, join the club, and put it in the sale!!
We are also doing a canned food drive. All cans should be placed in the box that is in 2015 below our board.
There are so many benefits to joining our club! For one, sitting sales and selling work in our sales is a great experience. Also, we have an advanced tool cabinet that we went through last night that is filled with tons of brand new, really great tools! For you beginners out there, we also have the beginner's bench that is filled with all the necessities for beginning classes.
JOIN!!! If you want to be a member of the Metals and Jewelry Club, our dues are only $15 a semester! These dues are payable (cash/check) only to Sherri and you can only pay for one semester at a time. Checks should be made out to Towson University. Also, we have really cute aprons (in green and black) that are only $15 as well!
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 24th at 6pm. We will be having an Alternative Color on Metal Demo. Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Meeting of Fall 2008 Semester!!!!!

Hey everyone!!
Get excited because we're having our first Metals and Jewelry Club meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at 6pm!!!! You should come! Bring a friend! And $15 if you want to be a member! We have new tools, new books, new demos, new aprons, and new officiers! Basically Metals and Jewelry Club could be the coolest club you'll ever join. So don't miss out.
See you there!