Metal Mania



I want to help you expand your skills and also Have Fun. We will explore a number of techniques using a variety of tools including one of my favorites the Rolling Mill and also several specialty tools I designed and created for metalsmithing. Spinner Rings, Air Chased bracelets and earrings, riveting and Wire Weaving are some of the things we will be covering. We will be covering tool and workshop safety. Time permitting, we may add more. I will have some tools for you to use but feel free to bring your favorite ones. Bring your safety glasses. I recommend you mark all your things so they do not get mixed up with others.

Air Chasing

Using different sizes of copper tubing we can create bracelets, earrings, or pendants. If you wish you can then add some color with the torch or inlay.

Wire Weaving

You will learn several weaving patterns using a special jig which I have been making for over 20 years. It makes it easier to do a nice tight consistent weave . You could make bracelets, earrings, etc.

Spinner Rings

We will learn to make our ring shank from copper sheet. Then you can design your spinner using a pre made band or make from scratch. If you wish to use a pre made spinner I will have a variety to choose from/

Lab Fee: $90

Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$100

Prerequisites: None


Cindy Moore - Metal Mania

I have been teaching metalwork for more than 20 years across the US. Bead Fest, Bead and Button, Arizona Designer Craftsman, Michigan Silversmith guild, New Jersey Arts Guild, Georgia Goldsmith Guild, American Blacksmiths Artists North America and others. Georgia is home for me but I travel quite a bit teaching. I also spend 4 to 5 months a year in Arizona teaching, playing and soaking up the sun.

I have been designing and creating a number of tools for metalsmithing for years. Developing tools and sharing my knowledge with others is my favorite things to do. I strive to make all my classes have a fun and creative environment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Moore at