Give Me a Hand: Bold and Beautiful Bracelets in Argentium

Course Description

About this course

This workshop will focus on adorning the wrist by designing and making a variety of bracelets. Students will explore many designs; from the simple bangle bracelet to more dynamic cuffs and layered bracelets. Techniques such as embossing, hammer patterning, fusing, forging and fabrication will be demonstrated. This workshop exposes the student to the rich tradition of classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently.

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 

Paulette will have a variety of argentium wire gauges, sheet metal, gemstones and pearls for sale during the class. Students can choose to purchase what they need for their projects at class.


Students should bring 
  • Sheet metal and wire you'd like to work with
  • Saw blades
  • A selection of stones, pearls, and found objects you may like to incorporate into your designs.
  • Pieces in progress, failures that need help, and questions.



Materials Cost

Payable to instructor in class.


Paulette Werger


November 9 -11, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


3 days

Intermediate and above
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