Your Ultimate Guide To Valentine’s Day: Get Creative With Your Love At The Crucible

By Cathy Niland | 1.15.2020

This year, ditch cliché Valentine’s Day activities for an opportunity to get creative and learn something new! Making something with your own hands for someone you care about sends a meaningful message. See below for a few of our favorite opportunities in the next month for you to make a gift they’ll never forget.

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Or bring them along and spend Valentine’s Day with us! On February 14, we have a number of Friday Flame classes where you can ignite love’s eternal flame with actual fire. These short-form classes are a great opportunity to get creative with someone you care about—a partner, friend, your mom, a co-worker, or yourself!

At our Friday Flames, you and your companion—and any new friends you made in class—can celebrate your artistic accomplishments with a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverage at the Crucible bar. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fire, friends, and a toast!

And as our special treat to Crucible members—all members who sign up for one of our Valentine’s Day Friday Flame classes will receive a special gift from The Crucible that includes goodies from Ocho Candy, Musky Trails Artisan Candle Company, and IYOBA!

Spend Valentine’s Day With Us

Don’t wait to sign up–our Friday Flame: Blacksmithing class already sold out!

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Friday Flame: Glass Flameworking

Friday, February 14, 6:30-10pm

Fire up your love in in our Glass Flameworking studio! Learn to make a gather, shape glass, make hot seals, and work with color before enjoying your after-class beverage.

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Friday Flame: MIG Welding

Friday, February 14, 6:30-10pm

Sparks will fly in this unconventional Valentine’s Day class. Friday Flame: MIG Welding is great for badass couples who want to get familiar with welding equipment and basic skills before welding words and creative patterns on steel.

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Friday Flame: Glass Fusing

Friday, February 14, 6:30-10pm

Seal your love with fused glass. Design your own unique mosaic glass tile that will be kiln fired and ready the following Monday.

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Friday Flame: Jewelry

Friday, February 14, 6:30-10pm

Join us in the Jewelry studio for a sweet night of making. Enjoy a two-hour workshop, annealing, sawing, and stamping your own custom copper charms and pendants.

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Friday Flame: Leather

Friday, February 14, 6:30-10pm

Learn to cut, punch, tool, dye, and stitch leather, before creating a unique leather card wallet to take home.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for something to celebrate three years of marriage, leather is the traditional gift. Step it up a notch and try leathermaking together!

Members who join us for our Valentine’s Day Friday Flame classes receive a special gift!

Make Your Valentine A Special Gift

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3-Hour Taster: Jewelry

Saturday, January 25, 2-5pm

Don’t get them jewelry, make it! Spend three hours learning basic metalworking techniques and make a one-of-a-kind pendant or keychain.

Project idea: If your one true love has four legs and a tail, make them a unique tag for their collar.

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3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking

Saturday, January 25, 2-5pm or
Sunday, January 26, 2-5pm

Show your valentine how much you love them with a handmade glass piece. In three hours, learn to make small projects like glass marbles, mushrooms, or hearts to take home.

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Enamel Hearts

Saturday, February 1, 10am-1pm

You can spend the morning making an original heart-shaped pendant for your valentine or yourself—just in time for Valentine’s Day! Don’t wait to register–this class is almost full!

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Hearts Of Glass

Saturday, February 1, 10am-3pm or
Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm

Speak the language of love with glass! In this exciting entry-level workshop we simplify the iconic and complex organ that symbolizes love and life—the heart.

Not sure what to get your loved-ones this Valentine’s Day? A Crucible gift certificate opens up all kinds of creative possibilities!

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