May 2011: Silver chain making workshop

June 07, 2012

On Saturday 14th May, we had group of 3 students making silver chains. The possibilities in this workshop are endless, and often the hardest thing is deciding what you would like to make! We all really enjoyed the day, and the results were fantastic.


Wrapping the wire around a former to create the links


Snipping the links


All the links before soldering


Shaping the links, depending on your design


Soldering the end together


Helen hammered the links


Starting to take shape!


The finished chain, this one made by Helen


Bridget made a bracelet using the same process as above, but just slightly different


Bridget's linked bracelet


Trisha's design incorporated a twist to the links and a variety of different size links


Making the smaller links to gold everything together


Trisha's finished bracelet


Here are just a few samples from Georgina's sample sheet that you can do in just one day!