Individual instruction in lapidary work (cutting, grinding and polishing cabochons from rough slabbed rock) and metalsmithing In silver, copper, brass and bronze). Payment by the studio hour plus materials. Call to book time in 2022.


Dates TBA 2022

Many of you expressed interest in a Viking Knit workshop.   I will be offering a Viking Knit Silver Bracelet workshop at Fiona's studio in Merrickville November 13 from 10 to 3 (or whenever we are finished). The location is FM Designs,330 Main Street East, Merrickville.

The cost is $100 and includes: use of the tools; silver craft wire or copper; findings (all the bits and pieces you need to finish it off, like end pieces and clasp) and hand-out instructions. Viking Knit isn't difficult but it is a bit complicated to start and finish a piece. So we will start the bracelet together and then everyone can do the middle at their own pace over lunch (while getting to know each other).  If you don't finish enough to complete the bracelet, I will offer a private follow-up at a minimal extra cost.

Please bring your lunch and I will provide wine and non-alcoholic drinks. I will pass on the wine in order to keep us all on track and help out where necessary. After lunch we will finish off the bracelet so you can wear it home or give it as a Christmas gift to Mom or a special friend.

Registration is open now and closes Monday, November 8, a few days before the workshop.  If you wish to attend, please send payment by etransfer to If you don't have etransfer,  send me an email and we can work something out. The class will be cancelled and your payment returned if we don't have enough people registered by November 8.  So spread the word, bring your friends/relatives and make new friends and a bracelet. We need a minimum of 4 people to run the class and registration is first pay first registered. If I have more than 4 people submit payment, I will look for a second date and let you know.