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Riveted Bangle Bracelets (Metalwerx @the AIC)

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in “Jewelry & Metalsmithing” in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher’s assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in “Jewelry & Metalsmithing.”

Learn a quick and easy way to make textured bangle bracelets! This course will focus on forming a stack of bangles utilizing copper and sterling silver. Students will texture and forge their metal into different shapes and patterns using numerous metalsmithing hammers. The class will discuss a variety of hammer striking methods and how to best control your hammer mark! To finish, the class will learn how to close their bracelets using a “cold connection” technique known as riveting. Each bangle can be embellished with a different texture or designed as a uniform set.

***Metalwerx instructor Will Vanaria will be teaching the class at the AIC. Please register here.***

Level: All levels. No experience necessary

Minimum Number of Students: 4

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Cost: $75 (+materials)
Materials & Tools: There is a $25 materials kit fee for this course that is payable upon registration. A substantial sterling silver strip, sterling silver wire, copper wire, and copper sheet will be provided for each student, plus all tools necessary for completing the projects.
Students should bring 
  • writing utensil & notebook
  • any personal jewelers tools that you enjoy using
  • glasses (if needed)

Date: Jan 22, 10am-1pm


January 22, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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356 Boston Post Road, 2nd floor
Weston, MA 02493 United States
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