Tool Focus: Simple and Fun Bangles Using Bracelet Presses

Course Description

About this course

In this two-session virtual workshop we will learn the art of bangle making in a variety of gauge thicknesses and patterns with a simple forming tool known as the bracelet press. This handy and versatile tool can bend wire up to 10 gauge thickness in repetitive and sinuous patterns efficiently and consistently. Applications for creativity are endless and extend beyond just bangles!

Explore making a set of stacking bracelets, fused element cuffs, or multi-element hoop earrings! Simple, fun, and effective! 

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Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Paulette Werger

Paulette Werger is a metalsmith and teacher who works in Lebanon, NH. She sells her work both nationally and internationally and is owner of Metalpeople East, a jewelry and hollow ware studio.  She has taught metalsmithing at the University of WI, Montana State University, and at craft schools throughout the country. She serves as trustee for Society of Arts and Crafts and is a former board member of SNAG.

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

Metal/raw materials: 

  • 12" min. x Argentium® round wire - 18g dead soft (Rio Grande)
  • 12" min. x Argentium® round wire - 16g dead soft (Rio Grande)
  • 12" min. x Argentium® round wire - 14g dead soft (Rio Grande)

Forming tools (note you can get one or all presses listed below):

Hand tools:

Torch setup:

Other/miscellaneous items: 

  • hard work surface
  • fan and open window - or ventilation system
  • safety glasses 
  • pencil, Sharpie, notebook
  • rags/towels




Paulette Werger


September 13 -17, 2021


1:00 PM -3:00 PM


2 days

All Levels

No Class Dates

September 14

September 15

September 16

Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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