Hinged Bracelets

Course Description

About this course

Get ready to learn all about hinges, hinged closures, and catches that can be used on a bracelet! Hinges will be build out of sheet metal and heavy wall tubing with a secure 3-knuckle design. Hinged clasps are highly compatible with wide chains, leather strips, and non-metal materials when you want a large, yet flexible clasp. In addition, surface embellishments and texturing will also be covered to give your hinged clasps a more custom look. Other topics include methods for riveting as a way to join nonmetal materials to metal clasps and a basic figure 8 safety catch.

Onsite reopening will follow all necessary safety policies and state mandates. Please click here to read current and up-to-date information regarding Metalwerx health and safety protocols. 


Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

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.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $30 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit covers sterling silver sheet, various diameters of sterling silver tubing and sterling silver wire, as well as brass sheet and brass wire needed for making samples. 

Students should bring 
  • any tubing you already have
  • materials for bracelet - leather, chain maille, fabric - use your imagination!
  • favorite hand tools
  • notebook and pencil



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


July 16 -18, 2021


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


3 days

Basic and above
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