Cold connections riveting jewelry class October 14 at Silver Peak Studio
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Cold Connections: Riveting October 14

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Learn how to connect metal without soldering! The beauty of riveting (aka "cold connections") is that you do not need a torch or solder to connect metal, and this technique can be easily done at home with minimal tools.

You will learn how to hand make rivets with brass, copper, and bronze wire as well as learn design and layout techniques. Each student will leave with at least one completed piece of jewelry.

Prerequisite: None

We will cover:

  • Tools and materials needed for riveting
  • Overview of the 4 different types of rivets: standard, tube, flush, and decorative
  • Design layout
  • Measuring
  • Drilling
  • Setting rivets and cleanup

      Class duration 8 hrs with a 30-minute break for lunch

      Tools needed: Tools are provided.

      Materials fee:

      $25 which includes copper and brass sheet and wire. Payable to instructor at beginning of class. Cash, check, and Venmo accepted.

      Note: students who want to work in silver will be required to bring their own 3" x 3" 20 gauge silver sheet and at least 6" 16 gauge sterling silver round wire.

      Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is October 7, 2023. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code.  By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code. 

      About the instructor, Alec Schweiger

      Alec SchweigerAlec has an MFA with an emphasis in Metals and Jewelry from Colorado State University-Fort Collins, and has been teaching metalsmithing at the collegiate level (CSU) since 2019.  He received a work study scholarship to the Penland School of Craft to study under Kim Cridler, as well as learning from Navajo Silversmithing masters Allison and Trent Lee.  

      His "why" is described as being an extremely curious person who has always been driven to figure out how things work or how they are made.

      Alec has a passion for teaching and is thrilled by the opportunity to share his experiences and skills.

      A few of his favorite things are: disc golf, golf, and jamming to vinyl with his wife, Emma, and dog, Micah.