Hoodoo Hex Bracelet and Dragog Earrings

Course Description

About this course

This workshop teaches the Hoodoo Hex weave (by Blaise Hartley) and the related Dragog weave, also known as Japanese Hoodoo (by Barb Gujic), through the construction of a Hoodoo Hex bracelet and a pair of Dragog chain earrings in sterling silver.  Each kit will contain enough supplies to make 1 pair of earrings and a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  Students will also receive a color handout documenting each step of the process so that they can recreate these designs at home.  Additional information on widening the Hoodoo Hex weave, connecting the ends of the Hoodoo Hex weave to form rings, and sheeting the Dragog weave will be included in the handout (but not necessarily demonstrated in class) for students who wish to explore the weaves further.  This class is designed for advanced chain maille students.


It is assumed that all students who enroll are proficient weavers, know the difference between Through-the-Eye and Around-the-Eye connections, and understand gauge, inner/outer diameter, and aspect ratio.  Students who enroll must know how to make left and right swirling mobius units. 

Meet the Instructor

Karen Karon

Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been “connecting jump rings” since 2006. She teaches chain maille classes and workshops here at Metalwerx, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of two books on chain maille, Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave.  Her chain maille jewelry is available at Alchemy 9.2.5, a contemporary jewelry and fine craft gallery in Belmont, MA.  See Karen’s work on her website (karenkaron.com), or visit her on Facebook

Materials & Tools 

There is a $125 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes enough sterling silver jump rings in various sizes and gauges to complete a bracelet and a pair of earrings, as well as findings for completed projects and a full color 14-page handout. 

Students should bring 

Students should bring 2 pairs of pliers with smooth jaws - (Karen feels that flat nose pliers are best suited for chain maille, but you can use what you feel most comfortable with – any combination of 2 chain nose, bent chain nose or flat nose pliers.)



Materials Cost



Karen Karon


November 16, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

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