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Freeform & Alternative Chainmaking with Suzanne Williams June 8 & 9

Freeform & Alternative Chainmaking with Suzanne Williams June 8 & 9

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Move over, simple link chains: come join us in this weekend workshop where we will delve into creating unconventional, alternative, and freeform chains.

On day one, we’ll create 3-inch samples of four different types of links from which infinite variations can be made. Then on the second day, you will select one type of chain and make a bracelet.

At the end of the weekend, your inner artist and creativity will be sparked, and you won't think of chain-making the same way ever again!

We will cover:

  • Link styles
  • Links that can double-up as clasps
  • How to incorporate working with silver scrap
  • Working with different styles of wire: round, square, and rectangular
  • Finishing recommendations

Prerequisite: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or Equivalent

Please review our cancellation policy before registering.  By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

Class is 8 hours each day with a 30-minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.

Tools and Materials

Tools will be provided.  Bring any sterling silver scrap (sheet, clean - no solder) that you may have.

Materials Kit Fee: Varies based on the type of chain you decide to create. The fee  includes the wire and solder that you will need for your samples and bracelet. 

    About the instructor, Suzanne Williams

    Suzanne Williams Headshot

    Suzanne, a Colorado resident, graduated from Colorado State University in 1980 with a degree in printmaking.  She later worked as a graphic artist, illustrator, fine artist, and technician in
    art/bronze casting foundries prior to starting her metalsmithing career in 1990. She has shown her award-winning work in many art festivals, galleries, and group shows.

    Suzanne is always working on developing and applying new techniques and approaches to creating her signature 3-dimensional jewelry. This includes creating unique chains to incorporate into her jewelry pieces.

    In the last six years she has also been teaching workshops to share her extensive metalsmithing and design experience with others.


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