Cold Bracelets, Two Ways: Riveted Bangles & Fold-Forged Cuffs
Learn how to make two stunning and simple bracelets without the need for soldering! In this 1-day workshop, students will walk away with riveted bangle bracelets, cold-forged cuff bracelets, and the knowledge to make them again in numerous styles and aesthetics within their own jewelry work!
This course is designed to teach student the basics of forming, forging, and riveting bracelets in a variety of metals. Demos will also show students a variety of finishing techniques for their bracelets. Participants will delve into the techniques of creating two distinct types of metal bracelets, gaining a solid foundation in cold methods of jewelry making. Students will learn how to make a textured and riveted bangle bracelet in copper and silver, and a forged and formed cuff bracelet in copper, brass, and silver.
By the end of this course, participants will not only have crafted two unique metal bracelets but will also have gained valuable skills and confidence in how metal can be moved and manipulated to create wearable forms.
Violet Ita is a metalsmith currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts. She was raised in Western Massachusetts and attended a Waldorf School, an alternative education system which fostered her love of craft. Violet graduated from MassArt with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2019, and has continued work in the field in various roles, currently as the Business Manager at Metalwerx.
There is a $45 materials fee for this course which is payable upon registration. The materials kit fee covers round copper wire (8g), round brass wire (12g), round sterling silver wire (12g), rectangular silver wire (4mm x 1.63mm), round silver wire (12g half hard), square copper wire (10g), polishing wheels, screw mandrel, gloves, scotch brite, particulate mask, pointed mandrel, and use of other miscellaneous consumables items needed for workshop objectives.
notebook or sketchpad
pen or pencil
closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio
lunch - Metalwerx has a fridge, toaster oven, and microwave