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BL_S01: Blacksmithing: COUPLES Steel Roses

  • 13 Feb 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Nova Labs (Blacksmithing Shop), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
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Roses, with their sweet fragrance and pleasing symmetry, have been a symbol of romance and passionate love for centuries. But they are also short-lived, wilting and shriveling up into sad balls of dispiriting, rotted plant matter before drying out and flaking away.

Is this really a good symbol of your love? Shouldn’t your ardor be personified by something as sturdy as it is beautiful? Something that lasts a lifetime? Something hammered into shape by your dedicated affection and tempered in the furnace of your burning passion?

You’re damned right it should be! Give your partner a steel rose! Better yet, come make a pair of them together!

This is a couples blacksmithing class where you and your partner will assist each other to turn a set of pre-made sheet metal plates into an attractive steel rose with a hand-forged stem. Students will learn the basics of blacksmithing and use hammers & tongs with a variety of shaping tools to construct their steel rose.

This class will also serve as a Safety Sign-Off for the blacksmithing equipment, equivalent to the BL: 101 class. Students who have already taken the safety sign-off may miss the first 15 minutes, though the price will remain the same.

COST: $150 per couple (first registrant of the couple will pay $150 and their registered guest will pay $0)

EQUIPMENT: It is highly encouraged that students bring a pair of leather work-gloves to assist in the chiseling process. Nova Labs can provide welding gloves if necessary… but they are stiff and kind of stinky; you’d be a lot happier supplying your own, honest! Safety glasses will be provided. The materials and blacksmithing equipment will be provided.

SIGN OFF: Blacksmithing Safety.

PREREQUISITES: Age 14 and over. Any person under 18 must have a parent remain on the premises in case of emergency; 14- and 15-year-olds must have a parent participating in the class as a partner.


  • Must wear cotton or wool clothing – no synthetic materials.
  • Shoes must be made from leather or canvas; plastic-topped sneakers will not be allowed
  • Eye protection (goggles) are provided, but you may bring your own for the best fit.
  • Failure to wear appropriate clothing may result in being turned away from the class without a refund.

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