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    Jeanette Caines' June 12th demo on her setting and finishing tools was very good. To see close up videos on her products you can go to her website - https://www.jewelryartstoolsco.com/shop. Click on a product and there will be pictures and videos. She also has more than 250 videos on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JewelryArtsInc/videos.
     
    Here is the link to the video of Jeanette's demonstration done on June 12. You may view it in the link or you may download it to your own computer. It is not edited so I suggest you start at the 59 minute mark.
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jycuunhkqq06rk/GMT20210612-160649_Recording_640x360.mp4?dl=0

      Brad Smith's June 19th demonstration on tool bits was very informative. He also has a book available with more details about the various flexshaft/dremel accessories. It is available from Amazon at http://amazon.com/dp/B074LG35ZV   Fabrizio did another outstanding demo for us on chasing and repousse on July 7. The video is available at the link below until August 15 and I suggest starting at the 16 minute mark.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/u4fjnc35fi0b06w/GMT20210707-223908_Recording_640x360.mp4?dl=0   Thanks to the Women’s Jewelry Association of Chicago, we have access to a video of Eve Alfille's presentation on pearls. Here is the link and access passcode:
    https://zoom.us/rec/share/VUpgzNZYRWaoaGao43gXHkymNFaotTXGWRYpC6DKriIqb1aXv5EEHW5vbmIxwtDJ.MYcV00SG99jmezI0
     
    Access Passcode: a=7^yVxX   Use this passcode.
    UPCOMING DEMOS AND EVENTS

    Eleanor Moty - On August 7 at 11:00 am eastern time Eleanor will be doing a presentation of her one-of-a-kind brooches and her design process and will show images of works that span her career. She will discuss the fabrication, finishing techniques and hand tools that she uses in creating her brooches and will show several pieces in the round to further illustrate the construction of the stone settings and framework.
    Register here
     
    Wendy Thurlow will return to do another demo this fall.

    Douglas Wunder will do a demo on December 4 – a tour of his studio including demonstrations of his processes.

    West Coast
    The West Coast Chapter is holding its second annual MECA event at the Dunedin Fine Art Center from October 27-30, 2021 with another 3 fabulous instructors.
      Andy Cooperman          Imaginative Captures
      Ronda Coryell               Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating in Argentium
      James Carter                 The Art of Enameling ~ Cloisonne
    Click on this link for more information or to register:      https://www.wcfsg.org/meca-2021.html
    Modern Masters
    Modern Masters will be held at Wildacres Retreat from October 18-24, 2021 with 3 great instructors. 
      Alex Boyd                     Put Some Gold on It – FULL
      Harold O’Connor           Cable Construction for Jewelry Design
      Lynn Yuhr                     The Marriage of Metal and Polymer Clay
    Click on this link for more information or to register:      https://www.fsgmetalsmiths.org/
    Winter Workshop
    The Northeast Chapter will be hosting Winter Workshop January 16-23, 2022. Details coming soon.
      If you are an Amazon shopper please consider using smile.Amazon.com and choosing Florida Society of Goldsmiths as your charity. Amazon will donate 1/2% of your purchases to your selected charity.   If you have a suggestion for a presenter or if you are interested in doing a Zoom demo for FSG please contact Gail Thayer at FSG.corppresident@gmail.com or 727-784-6139. We offer $200 for a 75 to 90 minute demo plus 15 to 30 minutes of Q&A. You should be comfortable with using a camera and Zoom.