Silver Passport Workshops


Chain making is an art form all its own and one can spend years just perfecting this skill and the numerous styles of chain. In this Silver Passport workshop we will look at three styles of chain and their process. Two very traditional loop-in-loop and a non traditional “fancy” chain.


Come into the studio for your Silver Passport and keep a log of all that you have accomplished in your artistic journey!


*What we will cover in three hours:

    The basic steps to creating two loop-in-loop style chains

    The principles behind designing an original fancy chain


What you will walk away with:

    3 chain style sample starters

Chain making is a time consuming process. Finishing your starters in your studio or at SilverWorks Open Studio.

* The all day version of this workshop will include a deep dive into chain design theory as well as how to design a coordinating toggle or clasp. You also will get further in the completion of a chain.

The Workshops:

  1. Etching (etched panel for future creations)

  2. Chasing/Repoussé (pendant)

  3. Metal inlay (inlayed panel for future creations)

  4. Textures w/Flexi Shaft (periodic table of textures)

  5. Keum Boo (24k gold gilding)

  6. It’s Riveting! (cold connections)

  7. The Chain (three chain samples)

  8. The Art Of The Saw (precision sawed piece)

  9. Charcoal Casting

  10. Fold Forming (sample tiles of the technique)

  11. Findings (hooks, toggles, earwires, pin backs)

  12. Married Metals

  13. Patinas

  14. Perfect Polishing

  15. Hinges

  16. Flush Setting Faceted Stones

  17. Painting With Fire NEW!