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Cold Connections

Cold Connections

Sandy MacFarlane

February 1, 10 – 3 pm

$75, members 67.50 + $20 material fee

Cold connections are ways of joining jewellery elements without soldering. They are often used when the materials are flammable or cannot withstand the application of heat from a torch, such as a patina or organic materials.

Cold connections create a mechanical means of holding parts together. This is done by the use of pin or tube rivets, tabs, jumprings, split rings, wire wrapping, hinges, swivels, or prongs. This workshop takes a look at how to make some of these basic connections in metal. A knowledge of basic metal working skills such as sawing, filing and finishing are recommended, but not required.

Supplies: Some supplies provided, but do bring your own items or materials to incorporate into projects (found objects, beads, etc.) Due to the small scale of objects, visual enhancement tools are recommended, such as a magnifying visor or magnifying glass (please bring your own). Manual dexterity and attention to detail are important skills needed in this course.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by January 28, 2015.

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount cannot be combined with another offer

Earlier Event: February 1
Intro to Watercolour
Later Event: February 2
PaintNite *Cancelled due to Weather*