Three Chains - Joanna Gollberg | Denver School of Metal Arts

Three Chains with Joanna Gollberg

In this dynamic online workshop, renown instructor Joanna Gollberg will walk you through the chain making process with expert demonstrations from A to Z. Joanna will present three types of chains to get you started on the journey of creative chain making. Any one of these chains can add an extra handcrafted touch to a customized piece of jewelry. Handmade chains are incredibly versatile and these three are no exception! All make excellent necklaces or pendant chains and the Bar and Oval Link Chains are perfect for bracelets.

It is important that every jewelry artist has a few handmade chains in their creative toolbox. Handmade chains enhance jewelry sales, as they are extremely popular and appealing across a broad customer demographic. Jewelers who create their own chains increase the aesthetic appeal and intrinsic value of their designs. Handmade chains are often sturdier than manufactured chains so they not only make your work look better, but ensure your customers can show off your beautiful work for decades.

Join Joanna now to learn how to make three types of stylish chains that will be useful for almost any design!

Skill level for Oval Link Chain: Beginner - Intermediate

Skill level for Bar Chain: Beginner

Skill level for Circle Chain: Intermediate - Advanced

Course Curriculum

Chain #1: Oval Link Chain
Chain #2: Bar Chain
BONUS: How to Polish Metal in a Vibratory Tumbler

What's included?

4 Videos
3 PDFs
Joanna Gollberg
Joanna Gollberg
Instructor, Author, Metalsmith

About the instructor


5/97 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY: A.A.S. In Jewelry Design

5/95 Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC: B.A. In Humanities


3/11-12/13 Mora Collection, LLC, Co-owner of retail store

8/09-8/11 Lark Books, Technical Editor for Jewelry Department

3/97-present Joanna Gollberg Jewelry, Inc, Asheville, NC, Studio Artist

3/96-4/97 AARO Studio, New York, NY, Bench Jeweler

Authored Books

2011 Chains, Chains, Chains, 2011, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

co-authored with Nathalie Mornu

2010 The Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide, 2010, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Author

2006 The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, 2006, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Author

2004 Creative Metal Crafts, 2004, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Author

2003 Making Metal Jewelry, 2003, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Author

2002 Making Beautiful Beads, 2002, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Co-Author


2012 Penland School of Crafts, Rings

2011 Idyllwild Arts School, Instructor, Rings

Arrowmont School Of Crafts, Instructor, Trapping Objects

2010 Idyllwild Arts School, Instructor, Trapping Objects

2008 Penland School of Crafts, Instructor for Fall Concentration, Jewelry Making

IMAG, Boise, Idaho, Instructor, Hinges and Lockets

City College of San Francisco, Instructor: Stone Setting

Tucson Metalsmiths Association, Tucson, AZ, Instructor: Marriage of Metal

2007 Jewelry Design Production Center, Delhi, India, Lecturer on Western Art Jewelry

2006 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Instructor for Fall Concentration: Beginning Metalsmithing

Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Instructor: Beginning Metalsmithing

Boise State University, Boise, ID, IMAG, Instructor: Marriage of Metals

2005 John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, Instructor: Filigree

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Instructor: Beginning Metalsmithing

2003 John C Campbell Folkschool, Brasstown, NC, Instructor: Filigree

John C Campbell Folkschool, Brasstown, NC, Instructor: Marriage of Metals

2002 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Studio Assistant: Stone Setting

2001 Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa. NC, Adjunct Faculty Member: Jewelry

2000 Haywood Community College-Continuing Education, Clyde, NC, Instructor: Basic Jewelry

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC, Adjunct Faculty Member: Jewelry

Join Joanna for this enlightening workshop and learn three types of handmade chains that will make your jewelry shine!

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