Jewelry & Fine Metals
Cold Connections Techniques
Learn methods for connecting materials, primarily without heat, for your creations.
- Thur, 9/28/2023 9:00:00 AM - 4:00 PM
As a maker or jewelry artist, it’s often difficult to know how to approach the union of dissimilar materials. In this technique-focused class, you’ll learn methods for perforating and connecting materials primarily without heat.
The instructor has more than 20 years’ experience creating finished jewelry objects, the base of which are frequently made with found or repurposed materials sensitive to heat. Learn the instructor’s personal techniques in order to demystify this topic while gaining insight on processes and procedures. Understand how to create solid, lasting unions with wire and tube rivets, attaching materials without risk of fracture or breakage.
A unique, versatile material that can be seen in the instructor’s work is coconut shell. You will have the opportunity to explore and work with this material in addition to sheet metal. Enjoy the richness of being able to incorporate organic or heat-sensitive materials into your work through the use of rivets. Discussion will be offered about what you should consider for good application, mounting or connecting of dissimilar materials. You’re encouraged to ask questions throughout the class.
- A $35 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all the materials you'll need.
- Registration closes Sept. 23.
Students should bring an apron and a towel.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
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- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
- For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program.
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