Just for you: Inspiration, tips, and techniques
Looking to start the spring fresh with new ideas and creative inspiration? Learn more about the skills and techniques behind these pieces, featured above, from the artists who made them! Join us online for the 2022 Virtual Spring Symposium this March 21–25. Check out all the Spring Symposium demonstrations and schedule.
Browse all virtual courses here.
Riveting: BIG and Small!
with William Vanaria
March 5 + 6
Simple and Elegant Earrings
with Paulette Werger
March 7 + 14
Pencil Weave Chain Maille Jewelry
with Karen Karon
March 29 + 30
Fabricating Spinning Rings
with William Vanaria
April 2 + 3

Browse our other upcoming onsite workshops.
Read up on our latest onsite health and safety policies by clicking HERE.
From Sea to Setting: Drill, Rivet, and Solder Beach Stone Treasures
with Allie Keast
March 11
Pearl Knotting
with Mary Stachura
April 1

Metalwerx Live!
Get a free preview of the Virtual Spring Symposium this month in these special upcoming live chats on Instagram. Follow Metalwerx on Instagram and tune in (and watch past live chats)!
  • March 11 at 12 PM Eastern: Live Chat with Mark Nelson of Rio Grande
  • March 18 at 12 PM Eastern: Live Chat with Lindsay Minihan, Metalwerx Executive Director, and Kristin Shiga, Metalwerx Virtual Program Coordinator
March 4–April 17: CraftBoston: Pins + Needles
This Friday, Society of Arts and Crafts opens their six-week online exhibition and sale of wearable craft! Featuring more than 70 of the finest contemporary craft artists in New England and beyond, CraftBoston: Pins + Needles shines a spotlight on the boldest brooches, pins, scarves, shawls, and other accessories. Featured in this show are Metalwerx community members Bonnie Bishoff, Cynthia Eid, Lori Magno, Wendy Jo New (work pictured here!), Will Vanaria, and Paulette Werger. Click here for more information.
Are we so excited for this event that we included it twice in our newsletter? Yes! (Actually, we're going to mention it one more time, keep scrolling!) We hope you join us for this 5-day virtual summit with presentations by 10 artists from around the country who represent the incredible range of talent, skill, and creativity in the metalsmithing community. Explore new work and ideas, tune into close-up demonstrations and studio visits, and be inspired. There will also be social events, giveaways, and new resources. Click here for more information.
Scholarship Opportunities: Metalwerx Virtual Spring Symposium
We are so excited to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to the 2022 Virtual Spring Symposium! We are accepting applications for 80 full-ride scholarships for individuals who identify as BIPOC or underrepresented in the jewelry and metalsmithing field. In addition, we are accepting applications for 30 financial need scholarships. All scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants on a rolling first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.
Call for Applications: WJA Jewelry Loupe Project
Submit your application today for a chance to participate in the Women's Jewelry Association 2022 Jewelry Loupe Project! This free 6-month program for emerging fine jewelry designers features guided expert sessions and one-on-one mentorship to help you launch your first collection or grow your business. Applications due by March 11. Click here for more information.
Call for Entries: CraftBoston: Animal Attraction
Is your craft inspired by critters with fur, feathers, wings, or scales? Enter your work for consideration to join the flock in CraftBoston: Animal Attraction! All artists making animal-inspired fine craft are encouraged to enter. Apply by March 11 (show dates: May 6 –June 19, 2022). Click here for more information.
LexArt recently announced a call to artists in New England for representational or abstract work of any medium and material that relates to nature, the environment, and conservation to join this judged show. One first place prize and two Juror's Selections prizes will be awarded. Entries are due by March 31. Click here for more information.
Job Opportunity: Goldsmiths Gallery, Concord, NH
Goldsmiths Gallery is looking for a creative new part-time team member to join them onsite and grow in their role on the team. The ideal candidate should be comfortable at the bench working on basic repairs, ring sizing, earring conversions, and more. This team member will also have the opportunity to work with Eric Janelle, an experienced caster and carver. Goldsmiths Gallery is very flexible with pay based on experience and availability. For more information, call Eric Janelle or Paula Heath at 603-224-2920.
Creating a Stand-Off Rivet
Brush up on your cold connection and riveting knowledge before your next virtual course with Will Vanaria this month! Check out this quick video from Rio Grande. Click here or on the video still here to watch.
Do you enjoy receiving In Lighter News... and other communication from Metalwerx? Please consider donating to our organization today! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we support makers and artists through our community studio. Your tax deductible donation will support our efforts to inspire, ignite passion and inform.
Many thanks to these friends and foundations for their support of our organization.