Summer classes are just beginning… July 12, 2017

Here at NW Rockhounds, we want you to dive into making art with the beautiful things found in nature. Last night we hosted Samantha Slater’s class called Crystal Clay Rings and Pendants. It was a blast!! Students brought a variety of stones and crystals to turn into jewelry pieces. By the end of class all … Read more

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Even more new classes added for January January 8, 2017

We’ve added even more new classes for January for kids and adults! Jan 17:  Shrinky Dink Accessories  – Ages 5 & up Students will make a keychain, necklace, and earrings or a hair clip, using shrinky dink paper, pens, and colored pencils. Skills taught in this class will be drawing, coloring, knot tying, and putting … Read more

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Start the new year learning a new skill – new classes for 2017 January 4, 2017

We have new teachers for 2017 that we know you’ll like. Here’s a little bit about them: Monica Street is a teaching artist, metal smith and jeweler. She is currently the Vice President of the Seattle Metals Guild. In the past she has taught for the Seattle Public Library, James Washington Foundation, Tacoma Art Museum, … Read more

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Announcing December classes at NW Rockhounds November 27, 2016

We have scheduled some pretty exciting classes for the month of December. Several amazing teachers will be coming to our new classroom space located right above the shop.  There are classes for kids and adults. Come down and check out what we’ve been up to! This is our first month of offering classes at the … Read more

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Visit NW Rockhounds on Etsy November 27, 2016

Did you know that you can buy some of the items we carry in our store online? For those of you who like to shop from home or may be far away from our Seattle store, we’ve added our logo items (tshirts, hoodies, work aprons, patches and more) plus some selected specimens, gemstones, and Jewelry … Read more

Faceting Demo was great!! July 24, 2016

The faceting demonstration was a wonderful and very informative event!  Dave showed the stone cutting process from start to finish.  He picked a very large color changing synthetic stone to work with so all of us could see all the intricate details. Dave Wester shows how to attach a stone to a dopstick before cutting. … Read more