1/31/2018 2:30pm-6:00pm Helen Driggs Rivet Me This

1/31/2018 2:30pm-6:00pm Helen Driggs Rivet Me This
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Total Price (including kit fee): $119.00
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Class Supply Kit (+$55.00)


If you are tired of using manufactured rivets on your work or if you have trouble sizing rivets correctly, take this class to learn how to fabricate your own rivets from any gauge wire of any metal and cut them to any length you need. We will learn how to successfully rivet in concave or convex forms and to create solid rivets for a wide variety of jewelry materials. You will learn how to match the right size wire, drill bits and metals to create your own rivets from scratch. We will create a sample antique slide frame pendant in class using solid rivets and an array of mixed materials.

Kit Includes:

Vintage aluminum slide frame, wire, sheet metal, laminate, various vintage beads and embellishments, jump rings

Students should bring the following tools:

Saw frame and blades, hand files, rivet hammer, steel block, sanding sticks, wire cutters, pliers, bench pin, rotary tool and collets or flex shaft and stand (preferred) if you have one, any of your own preferred metals hand tools like pliers, sawblades, needle files, etc. and, a light source is helpful.

Instructor will provide the following tools for use in class:

Flex shaft, hand tools, extra kits and materials, drill bits, rotary attachments, metal block, files, sanding sticks.

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