Forged Bracelets

Course Description

About this course

Forging is an ancient art of controlled hammer blows aimed at changing the look of wire or thick sheet metal into varying shapes and patterns. While blacksmiths forge on a large scale using heat and iron, jewelers typically focus on cold forging techniques using non-ferrous metal in order to alter the dimension and direction of the wire, creating three-dimensional forms using controlled hammering and trusty hammers.

In this one-day course, students will learn to understand how to control the direction and movement of metal (an essential component of metalworking), how to do a "change of direction", how to taper, all about hammer textures, and more! The focus of this course will be placed on bracelet forms that can be worn home! 



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 $30 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. The materials kit includes enough heavy gauge copper and sterling silver wire to complete multiple bracelets and samples, as well as saw blades and use of other miscellaneous items needed to complete projects.



Materials Cost



Diane Lawton


March 13, 2022


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

All Levels
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