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Mermaid Metal
Metalsmith    Retreat

October 17-20th, 2024

Join us for an intimate & expansive weekend getaway with stunning views of the bay, in Brigantine, NJ... and learn the art of metalsmithing.

Relax & unwind, connect with like-minded women, and learn a new skill!

Hosted by me, Steph of Mermaid Metal. I have over 10 years experience in the art of metalsmithing, and love sharing my passion with others. During this retreat, you will learn the basics of working with metal; how to form and solder your own sterling silver rings... in a casual, and comfortable environment.

Retreat Details & Schedule

  • 3-nights at Brigantine Bay; a luxury 6-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom house in Brigantine, NJ

  • Gorgeous bay views, and large deck to watch the sunrise/sunset

  • Two full days of metalsmithing; learn how to craft your own rings! All tools and materials will be provided. You will leave with a set of (3) sterling silver stacking rings and a gemstone ring...
    plus, all of the knowledge and resources needed to continue this craft at home.

THURSDAY (10/17)

  • Check-in Thursday night 6pm

  • Welcome Dinner & Margaritas at the house (included)

  • Crystal swap! Bring any crystals you are looking to part with, and exchange for some new ones.

FRIDAY (10/18)

  • Morning Yoga Class by the bay with Kellie (of Mystic Ginger)

  • Daily breakfast & coffee at the house (included)
    Lunch is not included, but there will be snacks and beverages provided at the house.

  • Metalsmithing Day 1;  create your own set of (3) sterling silver stacking rings

  • Dinner at the house (included)

  • Candle-Making Class; make your own 10oz candle! Blend your own scent & decorate your intention candle with crystals, herbs, & glitter from our Candle Bar.

SATURDAY (10/19)

  • Daily breakfast & coffee at the house (included)
    Lunch is not included, but there will be snacks and beverages provided at the house.

  • Metalsmithing Day 2;  create a stone ring from start to finish!

  • Dinner at The Cove restaurant (included)

SUNDAY (10/20)

  • Check out 11am

  • Sunday brunch at Yianni's Cafe (optional; not included)

*schedule is subject to change.

This is an all-inclusive retreat!

All meals are included.
(except lunches + Sunday brunch)

PLUS  all classes!
(metalsmithing, candles, yoga)

Retreat Pricing 

Room options/pricing:

  • Shared Room (2 Queen Beds)  -  $1888  (2 rooms/4 spots available)

  • Private Room (Queen Bed) w/private full bathroom - $2188  (only 1 available)

  • Private Room (2 Queen Beds) w/private full bathroom - $2188  (only 1 available)

Learning Experience

This beginner-level metalsmithing jewelry retreat will provide a solid foundation of metal, tools, techniques, and safety. You will learn how to craft a set of (3) sterling silver rings, as well as a ring with a simple bezel setting for a stone. Basic techniques will be taught, however students are free to get creative with their design(s).

You will learn the following techniques:  sawing, texturing, sanding/filing, soldering, forming, hand forming a ring shank, bezel setting, patina + polishing.

All tools and materials will be provided for you.

You may bring a stone/cabochon of your choice (must have a flat back)

Otherwise, you will be able to choose from a small selection of stones provided.

No prior experience required.

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Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT POLICY

  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to book your spot.

  • Payment plans are available; either privately or through Affirm/Afterpay on our website.
    - If using Affirm/Afterpay, an additional fee of $99 will be added to your total.
    - For private payment plans,
     the remaining balance (after deposit) is due in 4-5 additional payments, that must be paid monthly. More flexible options are available by request.

  • All payments must be made in full by no later than October 1st.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before booking.

  • All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel for any reason, you will not receive your deposit back. Deposits will only be refunded if the trip is cancelled by the host (me).

  • If you cancel before September 1st, a 50% refund of any payments (less the deposit) will be provided... ONLY if we are able to reassign your spot to another person. If we are not able to find someone to take your spot, no refund will be given.

  • After September 1st, no refunds will be given... for any reason.

  • While we wish we could refund for unexpected circumstances, please understand that these policies are in place to cover costs that we have already incurred when booking.

  • If the host (me), cancels for any reason... all payments will be refunded, including the deposit.

  • To request a cancellation, you must send an e-mail to:  mermaidxmetal@gmail.com

Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining us!

We will be going through all submitted forms, and you will be contacted within 1-3 business days to confirm your spot. Once your spot is confirmed,

a non-refundable deposit of $250 is due to lock in your place at the retreat. Your spot is not guaranteed until we have received the deposit.

We will be reviewing all submissions and going through "applicants" to determine who is a right fit for this retreat. We want to ensure that the vibes are a good match for everyone coming, since we will all be staying in the same house.

Thanks for your interest!

We will be in contact within 1-3 business days to confirm your spot, and collect the deposit.

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