Metalsmithing: Cold Connections(aka Riveting)- Dec 9,16,23, 3-6pm
December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$42.00 - $126.00
This class which meets on Mondays, is for adults, and teens age 16 and up. There is a materials fee: $30 Payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Prerequisite: Must have riveting experience or have taken the beginning class to be able to advance to Beyond Basics and Making a Riveted Bracelet
Description: Each of the 3 sessions will include:
• Beginning riveting, Students will learn the basics of riveting and complete a pendant using copper and brass wire and tubing. The focus of this class is to learn to connect metal without soldering, a process known as Cold Connections. You will learn to stamp designs, texture metal, rivet, and polish your finished pieces. We will practice each technique and then apply them to a pendant.
• Beyond Basics: In this class students will learn more advanced techniques of cold connections, building on the beginning class; adding decorative rivets, separated layers, doming, stamped designs, and tabs.
• Making a Riveted Bracelet: Students will learn to fabricate a bracelet from copper and/or brass. We will discuss design elements and fabrication details. Sterling silver bracelet blanks will be available for an additional fee.
Contact: Please call Barb Amador with questions, 303-885-0640