Eastern Repousse II: Rings & Cuff Bracelets – Beginning September 25, 2023

– Master the Repoussé Cuff

Registration opens summer, 2023. 

At Long Last…

The course you’ve been waiting for...

Learn how to create my iconic, Eastern repoussé
cuff bracelets
and rings in
designs of your own

Chased and repoussé cuffs are the Holy Grail of repoussé work for jewelry. “I want to make cuff bracelets,” is the #1 reason people tell me they want to learn Eastern repousse. Ever since I released my DVD, Eastern Repousse & Chasing in 2009 with my very first Eastern repousse cuff bracelet on the cover, people from all over the world have been asking me to teach a dedicated course on this topic.

What might you might not know, though, is that my cuffs became iconic because, many years ago, teaching the fundamental technique of Eastern repousse led me to a creative breakthrough.

I’ve frequently been asked if it’s possible to repousse a strip of sheet in relief and then bend it into a cuff. No way! That’s like trying to repoussé a flat disc and then forging it into a bowl afterwards; you would lose all your detailed relief.

Other teachers have attempted to hang onto my coat-tails and promised they could teach chased or repousse cuffs bracelets, but what they really teach is either a small repoussé design in the center of a strip and then bend the plain, flat sides around or they hammer low, parallel channels in a flat strip that get squashed during bending and must be repaired.

Those are not structurally repoussé cuff bracelets.

Making beautiful repoussé cuffs requires simultaneously creating both the relief design and the cuff form itself, all while keeping the metal happy.


Forming the entire structure via repoussé was a difficult concept for students to grasp, so early on in my teaching career, I pioneered and demonstrated the right way to do it and in different alloys like sterling, gold bi-metal, and mokume gane.

I even developed the method for creating rings in the same technique.

Now through the magic of online classes, I’m able to share my entire cuff bracelet process with you.


BUILD attainable skills

To expedite learning the steps, we first delve into a ring project in order to…


Comprehend where the relief needs to be higher, pick apart when and how to fold over the edges, master how to create more illusion of depth when you have limited design space.


Grasp all the significant design requirements for structural integrity.


Avoid overwhelm with clear demonstrations of techniques that build on each other.


Progress to the complexity of a cuff bracelet with ample time and Individualized, instructor support to finish it.

What Others Have to Say

The difference in Victoria’s online jewelry & metalsmithing courses

u0022Fantastic Teacheru0022

I learned repousse’ back in the 90’s, but haven’t done much since then. I took a Zoom class with Victoria and my love of this technique has been reignited! She is a fantastic teacher and her methods make it so much easier to achieve amazing dimension and detail than how I originally learned. It’s a really satisfying way to work metal and Victoria’s love of the technique really comes through in her teaching. She is very thorough and explains everything in a way that is very easy to understand.
Susan Urquhart
Lulubug Jewelry

“Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm…”

I just spent the most wonderful class with one of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm…she has an infectious laugh, and you can’t help laughing with her while she encourages you to achieve levels of skill that you didn’t know you had.
Patti D’Arbanville
Artist, Actress

u0022Fabulous Experienceu0022

Victoria’s online Eastern Repoussé was a fabulous experience. Her approach to teaching is well organized and techniques are thoroughly explained both live and with pre-recorded close up videos. Victoria gave us thoughtful critiques as we progressed and I really enjoyed watching the show and tell presentations of everyone’s work. I’d highly recommend this class and hopefully I will get a chance to take another one with her.
Linda Wade
In my 33+ years as a metalsmith, I’ve created a number of significant artworks and pioneered many techniques, but my Eastern repoussé cuff bracelets stand out among my most favorite and certainly the most acclaimed.
They are unique in both structure and design. They reach this sweet spot between that which is archetypal and imminently familiar and that which is utterly unique.
But my method for creating and teaching Eastern repousse rings and cuff bracelets is not limited to my own design preferences. Many styles and almost any aesthetic can work if you know how.

I’m really excited to be able to share step-by-step how I create Eastern repousse rings and cuff bracelets and to help you develop these skills in your own artistic voice.

In this highly effective online course method you’ll…


Enter a new realm of individualized, online metalsmithing that gives everyone a front seat for live group Q&A coaching for their projects, fits demos within your own studio schedule, and creates a strong sense of community. Victoria will answer questions between sessions via Padlet, a private virtual space. You’ll receive continued support from Victoria via Padlet for 30 days after the final live session to ensure you have time to translate these techniques into more of your own projects and designs.

Access close-up, step-by-step demonstrations in high res, 4K video to watch as you work along at your own pace.

Well before each of the live sessions, you will get access to new demo videos to watch as you work at your own pace. Start and stop as needed. Easily find demos you’d like to repeat. Work asynchronously, when your schedule or time zone allows, knowing you’ll have the support and community you need without getting overwhelmed.

Total work time with instructor feedback: 90 days.

u0022Achieve levels of skill that you didn’t know you hadu0022

Victoria’s workshops are presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining. As students, our skill-set was dramatically improved during the course of a workshop. We were able to put the techniques we learned to immediate use, and made the cost of the workshop back on the first piece we sold.
John u0026amp; Corliss Rose

u0022In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure…u0022

Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. She has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability. The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one’s thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.
Al Boyers

u0022The Michael Bublé of teachersu0022

Victoria, you are the Michael Bublé of teachers. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s a real treat because he is so connected to his audience. When he’s on stage it’s all about the audience, not about him. His ego is nowhere to be found, and you teach the same way. You love what you do, and it comes through in your teaching. Thank you for that!
Geraldine Brophy