Cuff Bracelets

Course Description

About this course

This workshop is a perfect introduction to many of the basics in jewelry making with a focus on forming! Students will start off with learning the fundamentals of cutting out shapes and patterns using a jeweler's saw, followed by using files to clean up edges and annealing (or softening your metal) using heat, and then jump right into learning how to form metal using hammers and stakes. Finally, students will polish or put a textured finish on their pieces of jewelry, ending the day wearing two unique, textured or shiny cuff bracelets in copper and sterling silver. 

Meet the Instructor

Diane Lawton

Diane received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
in 1983. She has continued to expand her skills and artistic horizons in
her studio in Woburn, Massachusetts, and also in advanced jewelry and silversmithing classes at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Diane favorite techniques include fabricating mokume, pave settings, raising, hot twisting, and soldered applique.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $50 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. The materials kit includes enough copper and sterling silver sheet metal to complete two cuff bracelets, as well as saw blades and use of other miscellaneous items needed to complete projects.

Students should bring 

Metalwerx has these materials available for communal studio use, but you may wish to bring your own:

  • textured materials to use for roller printing (i.e. lace, fabric, ribbon. NO STEEL! Whatever you use will be destroyed, no family heirlooms.)
  • small hand towel
  • tool box (shoe box, plastic tackle box, etc.)
  • old tooth brush (for cleaning)
  • ultra fine Sharpie
  • sketchbook, pen, and pencil - for notes and sketching
  • 8" mill bastard file
  • metal metric ruler (150mm / 6")



Materials Cost



Diane Lawton


March 12, 2022


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

All Levels
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