Bangle Bracelets

Course Description

About this course

In this fun one-day workshop, students will learn a quick and easy way to make forged bangle bracelets! We will begin by forming a full stack of bangles, we will then solder the bangles and hammer forge them into different shapes and designs. We will discuss what it means to hammer forge metal and how to best control your hammer mark! Each bangle can be made with a different texture or forged design ro designed as a uniform set. Attention will also be paid to creating small charms that can be added to the bangles for and extra flair!

Techniques covered in the workshop: Soldering, hammer forging, texturing, letter stamping, rolling mill, patina, polishing.

Meet the Instructor

Alanna Robbins

A Massachusetts native, Alanna is dedicated to educating the public about the history of the Decorative Arts.  As an artist and metalsmith herself, she enjoys sharing the technical aspects of her craft with the community with hopes of perpetuating an appreciating for hand-made objects in age of the machine made.   Her performative body adornments specialize in fabricating with non-ferrous metals.

Alanna received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating with Honors.  She currently teaches classes at Metalwerx and MassArt.  She also works at Metalwerx as their Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, is the Lead Gallery Educator for Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an Artist Assistant for Venetia Dale.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $55 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes several feet of sterling silver and copper wire as well as a small sheet of 20g sterling silver. 

Students should bring 
  • Notebook and sharpie
  • apron 
  • safety glasses

Tuition

$145.00

Materials Cost

$55.00

Instructor

Alanna Robbins

Date

June 10, 2018

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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