Argentium Silver Fabrication

March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Emily Shaffer

During this workshop students will utilize fabrication techniques to create a variety of jewelry forms with Argentium silver. Argentium is a sterling silver alloy with the magic properties of germanium. It is tarnish resistant, adaptable, fuses better than sterling silver, and does not fire scale. Participants learn more about these exciting properties and how to put them to use. Class demonstrations include annealing, granulation, soldering and fusing. You will add function to your argentium pieces with effective, handmade clasps and earring hooks. Finishing techniques are also explored. Open to all skill levels.


Emily Shaffer owns and operates her contemporary jewelry brand from her studio in Belfast, Maine. She received her BFA in Crafts concentrating in Fine Metals and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. Her work can be seen at juried craft shows and galleries across the country. Shaffer is a recipient of the J. Allen Pawling Craft Memorial Award, an American Craft Week 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2017 Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalist, and the 2018 Halstead Grant winner.

Emily Shaffer

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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