top of page
Chain Making Workshop with Joy Raskin
Chain Making Workshop with Joy Raskin

Sat, Jun 15



Chain Making Workshop with Joy Raskin


Registration is Closed
See other events

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

One Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Meets June 15, In Studio

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner 

Tuition: $125 (Log in for membership discount prices)

Description: Making your own jewelry chains!  We will explore the fascinating, flexible art of chain making. This workshop will demonstrate how to make wonderful chains using just wire, a few hand tools, and your imagination. Chains such as Egyptian spiral chain, Viking ( knitted) chain, wirewrapped links with beads chains, basic link chains will be covered. Using 14g. to 26g. round wire, we will wrap, bend, knit, hammer, spiral our way to make your own chain samples, and a chain to be worn.  We will also explore soldered chain, by  soldering lots of links to create dazzling chains. Some of the chains covered will be basic cable chain with variations, twisted link chains, linking chains, simple loop in loop chains, and more. Tips on soldering large rings with glass or gem beads right on the rings will be given. This workshop is also great for learning to do assembly line soldering.

Note: Each student will be provided with copper, bronze, brass and sterling wire. Students should bring in their own beads that they want to use. 

About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelry making in high school, thus starting her metalsmithing career. She was one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986. After completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMassDartmouth, focusing on flatware, she earned the nickname Spoon Lady since flatware is her forte.   Since 1996, she has been teaching jewelrymaking/metalsmithing locally and all over NH, MA and CT. She has grown into a creative metalsmith, being able to translate clients’ ideas into wearable jewelry and functional silverware /tableware.  Her work is a mixture of jewelry and functional tableware, such as flatware, serving utensils, candlestick holders, small metal bowls and more. She works primarily in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.

If you have any questions about the class, you can reach Joy at: 

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


  • C_24-JR-10-S

    Sale ended




bottom of page