Jewelry: Cold Connections

Jewelry is much more than an accessory. It can be a symbol of love, it can mark a life accomplishment, a representation of faith, or signify memories; past, present and future. This class will serve as an introduction to jewelry design, exploring possibilities of cold connections, or jewelry making without the use of solder. Learn a variety of techniques from wire wrapping, jumprings, reverting, texturing metal, to hinging and chain making, while working with copper, brass and sterling silver. Design and create your own unique jewelry pieces and explore the rich medium of wearable art.

What you will learn in this class:

  • History of jewelry making and design basics

  • Cold connection techniques

  • Working with metals such as copper, brass, silver

  • Using hand tools