Get Started: Making Metal Jewelry

Item #16103

It's your turn to learn the ancient art of making metal jewelry! Get familiar with the tools, learn basic techniques such as sawing, piercing, drilling, and texturing, then put your skills to work to make an easy pair of earrings.

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Description

For more than 7,000 years, human beings have been making metal jewelry. This thorough introduction to the ancient art will teach you how to saw, drill, and pierce metal so that you can cut out any shape you wish. You'll learn to texture metal with a simple brushed finish and a more dramatic hammer technique, and join metal elements with cold connections.

The [9-part, 1-hour] course includes:

  1. Introduction to making metal jewelry
  2. Sawing
  3. Drilling
  4. Piercing
  5. Texturing
  6. Setting wire rivets
  7. Setting tube rivets
  8. Make your own holding tabs
  9. Cold connections: earrings project

Make more complex pieces with a variety of cold connections, including tabs, wire rivets, and tube rivets. Display your new skills by trying the earrings projects included. You'll be surprised at how easy it is!

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