Meeting Location Change

Starting with our January meeting, SFJAG monthly meetings will move to Chamber South, located at 6410 SW 80th Street, in South Miami. This is a few blocks South of the Elks, at US1 and SW 80th Street, just behind Fuchs Park (across from the old Pearl’s). We will have a short board meeting from 6-6:30 followed by social from 6:30-7, then a short meeting from 7 – 7:30, after which we’ll have a hands-on activity or a presenter. This month its Kaska Firor’s Scrap Chains.

Kaska Firor Classes Open for Registration

Tumble Stone Pendant

SFJAG has posted the registration links for Kaska Firor’s classes, coming January 20th-22nd, 2017. We expect the classes to sell out fast (I’ve already registered!), so please do not delay. Ms. Firor will be teaching two beginner classes on Friday, and then two intermediate classes on Saturday and Sunday – if you are new to wire wrapping, the Friday classes will prepare you for the weekend.



Scrap Chain Hands-On in January

scrap-chainOur January Instructor, Kaska Firor, is going to present a hands-on class entitled Beautiful Scrap Wire Chains. We’ll learn how to make chain components from scrap wire. Ms. Firor will also be presenting on her class set for that weekend on wire wrapping.

This is part of our NEW meeting agenda, which we announced at the November meeting. If you missed that meeting, you missed some big news!



Cumulative Raffle Starts in January

Familiar with the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts? You will be! Starting in January, SFJAG members who attend each meeting will receive a free raffle ticket. In December, everyone who attending all eleven meetings will receive a bonus ticket. At the December meeting, we’re going to raffle admission – one week’s tuition – to William Holland! That’s room, board, and any class you want to take! And don’t let the “Lapidary Arts” label fool you. William Holland offers a wealth of classes in basketry, beading, lampwork, leatherwork, photography, stained glass – and more! There are 28 categories listed on their page, so something for everyone. More details at the January meeting. Remember, only registered members are eligible to receive a raffle ticket.

New Meeting Agenda

Starting in January, we have some important changes to our meeting agenda:

  • SFJAG will hold a board meeting from 6:00pm until 6:30pm before each meeting. The board meeting is open to all members. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the website prior to the meeting day.
  • The formal meeting will last for about 30 minutes (really!). We will be using the website and our newsblast to communicate upcoming events.
  • Each month, we will have a hands-on project, instructor presentation, or a special interest presentation. In January, we have Kaska Firor doing a scrap wire chain project. In February, we have a presentation on wax carving for lost wax casting – and more great things planned!