Classes and Workshops

Metalwerx has a great variety of weekly classes and workshops:

To register, use our secure online registration from any of the listings below, or call our office to register over the phone.

You can reach our office at 781.891.3854, weekdays from 10am to 5pm.

You can also contact us with questions or send email to info@metalwerx.com


  
1. Summer with the Masters Workshops
  
Engineering Your Way Out: Alternative Fabrication Solutions
 With Alison Antelman
 17 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 17 May 2015
  
 Design and create a hinged bracelet or necklace with a unique handmade key clasp. Develop your ability to solve common jewelry fabrication problems, make irregular shaped bezel settings, and integrate hinges and clasps into the design of your piece.
  
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PMC Bead-O-Rama!
 With Barbara Simon
 29 July 2015 - 02 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 29 June 2015
  
 Nothing compares to metal clay for making hollow forms. Explore six-sided box beads (polygons, cut outs, frames) and twin component beads (lentil, pillow, bi-cone) with Barbara Becker Simon, award winning jeweler and author of "Metal Clay Beads"
  
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2. Weekly Jewelry Classes
  
Introduction to Silver Metal Clay Jewelry
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 26 February 2015
  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  
 Learn the basics of working with silver and other metal clays. Skills covered include stamping, cutting, and creating simple findings, as well as polishing and other finishing methods to add color to jewelry designs.
  
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Chain Maille Jewelry 2
 With Karen Karon
 Thursday, 26 February 2015
  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  
 Create and design a variety of more complex chain maille weaves including Parallel weaves, (Helm, Flower), the Persian weaves (Full Persian or Foxtail, Half Persian 4-in-1, 3-in-1 and 3-in-1 sheet), and Dragonscale!
  
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Bronze, Copper, and Steel Metal Clay Jewelry
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 26 February 2015
  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  
 Love silver metal clay, but hate the cost? Try working with bronze, copper, and steel metal clays! Explore texture, form, and mixing these types of clays to add color and interest.
  
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3. Weekend Workshops
  
Chasing and Repoussé Techniques
 With Avery Lucas
 31 January 2015 - 01 February 2015
  
 Chasing and repoussé have been used since ancient times to emboss sheet metal into patterns, textures, and images. Develop skills through hands-on experience with the process and move metal using small tools and hammers to create a 3-dimensional image.
  
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Lapidary at the Bench
 With David Baird
 07 February 2015 - 08 February 2015
  
 Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Join us and be taught to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools from your bench!
  
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Tinkering with Wire
 With Ellen Wieske
 14 February 2015 - 15 February 2015
  
 Utilizing simple tools it is possible to make a wide variety of objects from jewelry-scale to architectural elements in wire. Through demonstration, samples, images, drawing and discussions, students will build objects employing wire-working techniques.
  
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Introduction to Jewelry Making
 With Wendy Jo New
 21 February 2015 - 22 February 2015
  
 This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!
  
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Forging Identities
 With Lindsay Mis
 07 March 2015 - 08 March 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 07 February 2015
  
 Forging brings wire to life and is both more interesting and elegant than its standard round shape. Forging Identities covers basic forging techniques. Students will learn how to shape and draw down wire (elongate and taper) for jewelry.
  
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Creative Metal Forming Part II: Spiculums
 With Cynthia Eid
 13 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 13 February 2015
  
 The elegant, tapered, hollow forms known as Spiculums hold a unique fascination for jewelers and metalsmiths. They are light yet strong and can used in jewelry, hollowware, and sculpture. Learn and practice forming them three ways in three days!
  
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Granulation on Enamel
 With Joanne Conant
 21 March 2015 - 22 March 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 21 February 2015
  
 This beautiful process is achieved by fusing small silver beads into enamel to create a design or accent. Learn to make and attach granules to both flat and curved surfaces and bring a new element of texture and sparkle to jewelry.
  
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Flush and Pavé Setting
 With Wayne Werner
 27 March 2015 - 29 March 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 27 February 2015
  
 Discover the more challenging aspects of stone setting. Flush setting will be demonstrated in three different approaches; flaring out, key-holing in, and setting from behind. Pavé setting will be demonstrated as: star cut, inside out, and cluster setting.
  
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Three Rings in Three Days
 With John Cogswell
 10 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 10 March 2015
  
 Get a fresh approach to ring making. Come explore the design and fabrication of three unique rings: a forged-shank and bezel-set cabochon stone ring, a hollow constructed ring, and a tension-set ring with a faceted stone.
  
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Findings
 With Andrea Zatarain
 18 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 18 March 2015
  
 Beautiful well-made findings are the detail that sets apart handmade jewelry from commercial jewelry. Basic ear posts, French wires, S clasps and toggle clasps, and end caps will be covered. Save time with jigs, create small tapers, and finishing.
  
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Hinges
 With Pat Flynn
 01 May 2015 - 03 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 01 April 2015
  
 Swing the door open to add hinge mechanisms to your work. Catches, latches, and other findings are the focus of this intensive three-day workshop. Special attention will be given to simplifying the fabrication process for assured, secure results.
  
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Weaving With Wire
 With Munya Avigail Upin
 16 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 16 April 2015
  
 Create alluring surfaces and structures using woven metal techniques. This hands-on workshop will introduce students to twining, braiding, weaving, "knitting" a chain, and soumak methods.
  
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Powder Coating
 With Michael Dale Bernard
 18 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 18 April 2015
  
 Powder coating is an excellent way to create rich and colorful components for your artwork. It is durable, cures quickly, and is available in an astounding array of colors. In this workshop, Michael Dale Bernard will share all his DIY details and tips!
  
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Gold Damascene on Titanium and Steel
 With Brian Meek
 24 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 24 April 2015
  
 This jam packed workshop covers damascene (adding gold onto the surface of titanium and steel), creating gold foil, how to quickly take rust off of steel (salvage old tools!), and make your own chasing punches along the way.
  
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4. One Day Workshops
  
Girl with a Pearl Earring(s)
 With Wendy Jo New
 20 February 2015 - 20 February 2015
  
 Lustrous and versatile, pearls can be used in a diverse array of jewelry from the everyday to dressy as well as both classical and modern styles. Learn to incorporate round and flat-bottomed, fully drilled and half-drilled, into several pairs of earrings.
  
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Handmade Closures for Hoop Earrings
 With Leah Meleski
 27 February 2015 - 27 February 2015
  
 Hoop earrings go with everything from jeans to evening gowns. The challenging part of making them is designing a finding that is secure and doesn't look mass produced. Learn how to fabricate a hinged post mechanism with a snap closure in a day!
  
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Stackable Rings
 With Leah Meleski
 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 28 January 2015
  
 This one-day workshop covers how to size, solder and decorate stackable rings. Learn basic stone setting, roller printing, texturing and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.
  
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Studio Logic - Maximizing Space Tools and Technique
 With Jeff Herman
 11 April 2015 - 11 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 11 March 2015
  
 About to layout your shop but not sure where to start? What about safety concerns like ventilation and dust collection? How about storage solutions? Find out the answers at Jeff Herman's studio, the founder of the Society of American Silversmiths.
  
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Filing Boot Camp
 With Andrea Zatarain
 17 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 17 March 2015
  
 Discover how to fine tune filing skills to gain more control over shaping and finishing metalwork. Achieve perfectly flat surfaces, smooth curves, and straight lines through a series of guided exercises.
  
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Beach Pebble & Sea Glass Jewelry
 With Sarah Doremus
 24 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 24 March 2015
  
 Turn those cherished pebbles and pieces of sea glass you've collected into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day at the beach or walk through the woods each time they are worn.
  
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Beach Pebble & Sea Glass Jewelry
 With Sarah Doremus
 25 April 2015 - 25 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 25 March 2015
  
 Turn those cherished pebbles and pieces of sea glass you've collected into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day at the beach or walk through the woods each time they are worn.
  
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Beach Pebble Jewelry: Split-Stone Necklace
 With Sarah Doremus
 26 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 26 March 2015
  
 Turn your cherished memento into a one-of-a-kind sliced pebble pendant in this basic lapidary and metal fabrication workshop.
  
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Pearl Knotting Seminar
 With Mary Stachura
 08 May 2015 - 08 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 08 April 2015
  
 Pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.
  
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Earrings in a Day
 With Joy Raskin
 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 09 April 2015
  
 Lightweight earrings are the perfect summer accessory. This fun and fast paced earring intensive covers essential jewelry making skills using wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles to wear home.
  
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Chain Maille: Wandering Vine Bracelet
 With Karen Karon
 29 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 29 April 2015
  
 This Chain Maille weave pattern (widely known as Candy Cane Cord) produces a round bushy chain reminiscent of vines growing through a forest or jungle. Learn how to construct this dense and beautiful weave by making a silver bracelet at class.
  
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Enameling with Graphics and Decals
 With Kelly Conroy
 30 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 30 April 2015
  
 Enameling is a great way to introduce color into your work. Learn the basics of this process and discover how to incorporate Hand-drawn images, photographs, fine lines, textures, graphic images and text into enameled surfaces with toner decal techniques.
  
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Faceted Stones on Stackable Rings
 With Joy Raskin
 05 June 2015 - 05 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 05 May 2015
  
 Size, solder, embellish and set faceted stones to create a set of "sparkly" stacking rings!
  
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Colorful Necklaces: Prismacolor Patinas
 With Kelly Conroy
 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 06 May 2015
  
 Are you interested in adding a dash of color to your work? Perhaps you'd like to learn how to make textured metal really pop? Prismacolor colored pencils are a very direct way of introducing these concepts to your work.
  
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Photography of Jewelry and Hollowware
 With Cynthia Eid
 07 June 2015 - 07 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 07 May 2015
  
 Whether images are going to be used for a website, publication, juried exhibitions, or personal use, this workshop teaches students how to create quality pictures of jewelry and small metalwork.
  
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Resin Inlay
 With Wendy Jo New
 12 June 2015 - 12 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 12 May 2015
  
 Resin Inlay is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to your jewelry! This 1-day class will cover the entire process of adding resin to a fabricated design that students create during class.
  
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Bangle Bracelets with Metal Clay Charms
 With Michela Verani
 13 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 13 May 2015
  
 Design and produce a number of personalized silver charms in metal clay. Students will also study basic metalworking techniques to form a silver bangle bracelet and securely add their charms so they can wear home a finished 'armful' of jewelry.
  
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Polymer and Forged Silver Jewelry
 With Pamela Cole
 14 June 2015 - 14 June 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 14 May 2015
  
 Combine forging techniques with polymer beads to produce limitless color and design options for jewelry. Mix colors for custom blends and make unique polymer beads that will be incorporated into hammered silver earrings, pendants and/or pins.
  
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5. Special Events
  
SNAG Gallery & Studio Hop
 With Metalwerx Studio
 23 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 23 April 2015
  
 This SNAG Conference "Gallery Hop" is not to be missed! Buses will take you on a wonderful journey to ALCHEMY 9•2•5 in Belmont, Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Community Studio in Waltham, and Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge.
  
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Weather Cancellation Notice
for
January 27 & 28, 2015

All Tuesday and Wednesday classes have been cancelled :

  • Jewelry 2 with Monique (AM)
  • Jewelry 1 with Monique (PM)
  • Jewelry 1 with Diane (PM)
  • Directed Open Studio with David (AM)
  • Soldering with Joy (PM)
  • Enameling with Kelly (PM)

Our office will also be closed during the blizzard, but please email (info@metalwerx.com) for additional information.



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February 07, 2015
 Lapidary at the Bench
 Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Join us and be taught to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools from your bench!
Read more...
  
February 14, 2015
 Tinkering with Wire
 Utilizing simple tools it is possible to make a wide variety of objects from jewelry-scale to architectural elements in wire. Through demonstration, samples, images, drawing and discussions, students will build objects employing wire-working techniques.
Read more...
  
February 20, 2015
 Girl with a Pearl Earring(s)
 Lustrous and versatile, pearls can be used in a diverse array of jewelry from the everyday to dressy as well as both classical and modern styles. Learn to incorporate round and flat-bottomed, fully drilled and half-drilled, into several pairs of earrings.
Read more...
  
March 07, 2015
 Forging Identities
 Forging brings wire to life and is both more interesting and elegant than its standard round shape. Forging Identities covers basic forging techniques. Students will learn how to shape and draw down wire (elongate and taper) for jewelry.
Read more...
  

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