▪ Concentric Circles Workshop ▪

Have fun transforming ordinary disks into contemporary, stunning jewelry. In this 6 hour workshop you'll learn very basic repoussé techniques to create concentric circles out of copper discs.

Forge and pierce chain links from heavy wire and solder matching rings closed to create the chain of the necklace. Learn how to saw your own perfect jump rings too!

This is a cold metal techniques project, but torching is used to anneal the metal to make it easier to work with. Soldering to create closed larger chain rings is optional.

Skill Level

Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. However, all skill levels are welcome.


Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.

For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.

The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.

  • Round nose pliers
  • Wide nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush or semi-flush cutters
  • Ball pein hammer
  • Plastic mallet or rawhide hammer
  • Assorted files, especially a 1/2 round fine cut
  • Sharpie® marker or other indelible pen
  • 1.5mm or 1.8mm metal hole punch (some will be provided, but bring your own if you have them)
  • Wooden dapping cube
  • Steel dapping cube and daps
  • Jeweler's hand saw (proper blades will be provided for you)
  • Small bench vise
  • Shelf/drawer liner foamy stuff for sawing jump rings
  • Annealing set-up including a powerful torch such as a Mapp Gas or acetylene torch, annealing pan w/pumice, water for quenching and a pickle pot and copper tongs for removing firescale.
  • Multi-hole or Power Punch
  • Beading awl for stretching smaller holes if necessary.
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Steel bench block
  • Hand towel


Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Schedule page.

In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.

"I so enjoyed your class! I cannot wait to take another one."