Metalsmith Essentials Riveting & Cold Connections DVD

Metalsmith Essentials is back with another 2-disc set. This time, it’s all about favorite no-heat techniques: cold connections.

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Metalsmith Essentials is back with another 2-disc set.
This time, it’s all about favorite no-heat techniques: cold connections.

Volume 1, Basic Fabrication flew off the shelves and started a metalsmith revolution. Now you can join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in the next set of 10 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to make your own cold connection jewelry! Join Helen as you take your skills and jewelry designs to the next level with the versatility of riveting and other cold connections.

Master metalsmithing basics as you boost your jewelry-making skills with these essential techniques for getting started with riveting and cold connections, including how-tos in designing, drilling, hammering, and much more!

Discover different types of cold connections and learn how to use them in your own jewelry. Helen shows you how to create all of the essential cold connection: tube rivets, wire rivets, moveable rivets, tension joins, and more.  

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Stay safe and get started the right way with a comprehensive cold connection tools and materials overview. 
  • Master metalsmithing must-knows:  punch and drill holes, design your own jewelry pieces, cut your metal components, and more.
  • Discover mixed-media materials made for cold connections such as plastic, glass, ceramic, fiber, paper and stone.  
  • Add dimension and intrigue to your pieces with overlap joins and other techniques for tensioned connections.
  • Create sophisticated metal jewelry designs without the use of glue or a torch.
  • And more!

Plus! Learn Helen’s tricks to layering pieces, using exciting materials, creating your own patterns, and more!

Watch almost two full hours of exciting cold connection essentials on your own time. This two-part set allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry-making class you can watch again and again!


Table of Contents

Metalsmith Essentials: Riveting and Cold Connections Part 1

  • Introduction
  • Planning a Design
  • Creating a Pattern
  • Tube Rivets
  • Wire Rivets

Metalsmith Essentials: Riveting and Cold Connections Part 2

  • Moveable Rivets
  • Perimeter Tabs
  • Overlapping Joins
  • Micro Hardware
  • Tension Joins
  • Putting it All Together

SKU: 11BD12

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596686281

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Customer Reviews

Make anything anywhere! Review by Nan

Ever since wire to make jewelry came into my life 2 years ago in the form of 3 spools of craft wire, advice from a friend Joanna Lacey on what wire to buy, and a class with Gene Sheriden.. It has changed my life. I had lost my son and prior to that I loved to paint but lost all interest. There are many who have helped me learn and perfect technique s and Helen was one of those people, even before publishing this book and DVD series. Helen does not use any soldering or other ways to finish her pieces. With this set you will never have to worry about how to put your pieces together again.. There is a cold connection technique to meet all your needs. Carry your metal, wire, a few basic tools and you are good to go. Thank you Helen for answering questions, giving advice and encouragement!

(Posted on 9/24/13)

Very Good! Review by Raven Regan

The information was comprehensive and detailed. I like Helen's delivery and the fact that she shows you how to have fun with whole process. She is prepared and articulate. I would definitely attend a class of hers.

(Posted on 6/8/11)