Cold connections: rivets, tab setting, and more! Mon., May 6, 13, 6-9PM

Cold connections: rivets, tab setting, and more! Mon., May 6, 13, 6-9PM


Cold connections means you will be making layered pieces by attaching them with rivets and tabs instead of with heat and a torch. In this class we will create pieces using the various techniques of cold connections such as, tab setting stones or other metal, riveting flat or domed pieces together with solid or tubes, and more. We will use the jewelers saw, dapping tools to dome and create dimension, hammers, and patina/oxidation effects will also be available. We will begin with discussing design options, looking at images for ideas, and going over the tools we will be using. Your designs can be as simple or intricate as you would like. There will be cabochon stones to set (or bring your own) and we will work with brass, copper, and aluminum. Sterling silver will be available to purchase separately. All other materials are included in the class price. Cold connections lets you get very creative with your designs and it is an easier technique to use when not in a fully equipped studio (like if you are at home) or on the go.

Open to ages 15 and up.

Class minimum is 3.

Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and complete paperwork or request paperwork to be sent to you before hand.

Wear clothing that can get dirty and/or ripped. Please no tops with loose or flowy sleeves, and no dangly pieces on clothing or jewelry. Hair should be out of your face, and please wear closed-toed shoes.

Please see policy page for our cancellation, refund, and conduct guidelines