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Chain Making Without Solder with Matthieu Cheminee June 3 & 10 1:00pm-3:00pm ET 2021

Chain Making Without Solder

with Matthieu Cheminee
Virtual Two day Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
June 3 & 10 | Time: 1:00-3:00p.m. ET
Transform tweezers and round nose pliers into more practical chain making tools.
Discover tricks to pull and anneal thin wire as well as twist them together between two pieces of wood to create a textured wire that is used in some of the chains.
We will go through the fabrication of five different chains.
Chain #1- “double S”
Chain #2- “Kona”
Chain #3- “Double Kona”
Chain #4- “Twist”
Chain #5- “Yao”
Each chain will be made out of thicker copper wire than usually used, as well as bigger loops. This will help to visualize and understand the chain structure. We will then make a thinner and smaller version in silver (approximately one inch long).


  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Please see the suggested materials list here.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask questions. Participants will have access via Zoom to view the recorded demonstration one month.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferrable with a $25 transfer fee.