Cold Connected Chains - Virtual Workshop

Course Description

About this course

Join Paulette Werger from her “artist in residence” temporary at-home-studio for an exploration of cold connected chains. Basic hand tools are all that is needed to make three styles of chain and their derivations. Students will explore using wire and sheet metal, and will apply design techniques by using wire forming, forging, piercing, and riveting to make some beautiful cold connected adornments that are simple, functional, and elegant.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frame. A link to the Zoom room will be sent upon registration. 

Meet the Instructor

Paulette Werger

Paulette is a metalsmith and teacher from Lebanon, New Hampshire. She works in a variety of materials including high karat gold, platinum, precious stones, sterling silver, and pewter. Her work is exhibited and sold both nationally and internationally through museums and galleries. She has offered workshops on a number of topics, including conquering the fear of gold, pewtersmithing, keum-boo, surface embellishment, and Ashante casting.

Paulette currently serves as a board member for the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts, and formerly for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She works at her cooperative studio, Metalpeople East, which supports four metalsmiths with a common use of tools and space.

Materials & Tools 

Students will need to have the following materials in preparation for this online workshop. If you do not already have them, we have provided a recommended item and/or a vendor from which you can purchase these items. Click the vendor name to the right of each item to be redirected to the a page where you can find or choose the item. The quantities you need for each item are listed first. Please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. Please order these materials as soon as possible due to longer than usual turn-around times. We recommend not opening the packaging until the day of the workshop. 

Students should bring 

In addition to the above items, you will want to have the following items available: 

  • hard work surface or steel block to hammer on (if you do not have one, you can purchase the steel block listed above) 
  • safety glasses 
  • flex-shaft, hand drill, or cordless household drill (if you do not have one of these, you can purchase the hand drill listed above)




Paulette Werger


June 17 -19, 2020


1:00 PM -3:00 PM


3 days

All Levels
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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