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Viking Knit Chain (Metalwerx @the AIC)

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: 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.

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.

***Metalwerx instructor Joy Raskin 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 $20 materials kit fee for this course 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)

Date: Mar 12, 10am-1pm


March 12, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weston, MA 02493 United States
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