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BRANTFORD LAPIDARY AND MINERAL SOCIETY 

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Our soldering course will be resuming on Sundays starting in April. The cost will be by punch card and we ask that the interested individuals attend the first workshop to obtain the basic principles and start with your first piece. After that it will be drop in style and with Q&A for the instructor on your specific project.

Our workshop hours are:

Sunday 12pm to 6pm, with Ernie & Allan
Monday 3pm to 9pm, with Ellen
Tuesday 7pm to 10pm, with Rita**
Wednesday 12pm to 6pm, with Ernie & Allan
Thursday 7pm to 10pm, with Rita**
Friday 12 to 6pm, with Jordan

**The clubhouse can be opened  for use as early as 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays by request. Please text or call Rita at 289-682-7612

Entrance and parking is located at the back of the building and the address is:


125 Stanley Street, Unit # 5, Brantford, ON  

Please bring exact change for punch cards and your membership if you don't already own these two items. Memberships can be purchased or renewed through the workshop. A single membership is $20 and a family membership is $25.

The pricing to purchase punch cards is as follows:

1 Session at $12
5 Sessions at $11 each for a total of $55 prepaid
10 Sessions at $10 each for a total of $100 prepaid
20 Sessions at $9 each for a total of $180 prepaid

 

The Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society's workshop offers five Genie machines plus saws, polishers, a flatlap and jewellery making supplies. 


Interested individuals are welcome to join us any time the workshop is open to learn the art of stone cutting or use the equipment. All levels are welcome from novice to expert. In order to take advantage of the workshop, you must be a member of or join the Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society.


For new members the first workshop is free and we provide a stone for you to practice on. 


We have a large selection of rough rock to choose from. It just might be the perfect rough to make cabochon to mount in a piece of jewellery or proudly display at the next gem show. 


Brad's Introduction to Copper and Brass Metalwork Class

If you wish to learn metalwork techniques, please drop in and visit Brad on Sundays, but if you are looking for something more formal we will be re-running the intro class again on June 16th. The cost is by punchcard and all materials except the cabochon will be supplied. If you have a torch please bring if not we have one. Pre-register for the intro class by emailing Rita at apanavr@gmail.com

Brad would also like to teach how to make metal stamps,  if this is something you are interested in, please email Rita at apanavr@gmail.com.


Trish's Wire Wrapping Class

Trish Law has been wire wrapping for years and is an excellent wire wrapper. She has made may pieces. In this class you will learn the basics for wire wrapping. Check out the picture from our last class. Pre-registration required, please pre-register by contacting Rita at apanavr@gmail.com

Class Dates: Friday June 21st from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
                      Tuesday June 25th from 6 to 9pm
Cost: Punchcard
Instructor: Trish law
What to bring: Your own tools if you have some, otherwise the clubhouse has tools. Square and half round wire in soft or half hard. The guage can be anywhere from 20 to 22. A cabochon or two. It is always great to have options.

For more information, please contact us here