Viking Knit Chain @ Weston AIC

Course Description

About this course

Learn to make the Viking Knit chain, an ancient chain making technique which produces a tubular shape that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. After knitting the chains, students will learn to alter and elongate them using a plate-drawing method. A pair of cone beads will cap off each end and the attachment of a lobster clasp will provide a finished closure, giving you a fabulous bracelet to take home.

NOTE: This workshop is offsite at the Weston Art and Innovation Center (about ten minutes from Metalwerx).

Please visit their website for directions and information on parking. 

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984 and has exhibits throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord and was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center, and many other schools.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $20 materials kit fee that is payable upon registration. There will be multiple sizes of wire and jewelry findings provided for each student, plus all tools necessary for completing the project. 

Students should bring 
  • writing utensil & notebook
  • glasses (if needed)



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


March 12, 2022


10:00 AM -1:00 PM


1 day

All Levels
Weston Art and Innovation Center
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