Metal Style 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques

Get up to speed with the hottest trend in metalwork and jewelry making--Cold Joins. The cold-connection techniques showcased in Metal Style are the perfect solution for those who love working with metal, but hate having to use a torch or kiln.
SKU: 10BD09

Regular Price: $22.95

Special Price $16.82

Please, log in or register to or .

Free Shipping on US orders over $50


Metal Style ensures that all the tools and materials you need are affordable on almost any budget and easy to access. To get started all you will need is a common drill, hammer, sandpaper, wire, and a metal sheet. That's it! You will also learn how to use rivets, screws, and other methods to combine elements in making jewelry, all without the heat. Using just these few simple tools and tricks, you can say goodbye to cumbersome kilns and torches and say hello to Metal Style. Master Jewelry Designers Thomas Mann, Robert Dancik, Connie Fox, Tracey Stanley and others offer signature pieces, constructed using cold-joins. Accompanying each project are expert tips and advice for additional ideas and customizations. Metal style is full of inspiration and techniques for jewelry makers looking to ignite a creative spark in their metal jewelry without lighting a flame.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 10BD09
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 128
ISBN 13 9781596682825
Author/Designer Karen Dougherty
Customer Reviews (6)
Easy to follow directions Review by Sandi (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Fabulous metalworking book
I am delighted with the wonderful variety and selection of projects in this book. I believe the tools pictured on the first few pages of this book are not requirements, but merely suggest the types of tools which can be used. Holes can be punched with something as simple as a rounded nail, though a more accurate, affordable investment might be the hand-held punches, which I also use to punch holes in handmade earring cards. I use a trailer ball hitch for a rounded forming tool. Maybe these alternative tool ideas will serve as encouragement to those who might otherwise be missing out on some great projects. Review by JoDee (Posted on 2/16/2015)
Not for rank beginners.
I have been working with wire for years and dabbled with metalworking just recently. I have quite a few tools, so after reading the reviews thought I'd give this book a try.

It is excellent for an experienced jeweler that has plenty of tools. The author states that you can get by with whatever you have in your possession, but I found with most projects that was not the case. You really do need a flex shaft, as a drill really isn't practical. I guesstimate about 70% utilize this pricey tool. And while one is definitely next on my to-buy list, a rank beginner that happens to own one may struggle. I also recommend a wide variety of hammers (rawhide, brass, chasing, planishing, ball-peen, texturing, nylon head, and riveting) as well as a good quality jeweler's saw, bench pin, and ring clamp. As with most jewelry making, a large assortment of pliers are a must.

The projects do seem very interesting and offer a variety of techniques. I am happy I purchased this book on sale for a low price, as I do see myself coming back to it within a year or so when I've filled out my tool collection and beefed up my skills (namely sawing, I struggle with this).

I think experienced metal workers would be pleased with this book, but that is merely conjecture.
Review by Jenne (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Thank you 2
Thank you Kirsten. I was about to buy this book, which no doubt would be excellent for those with access to the expensive tools you mention. I do have some tools and a basic level of skill, but I am in the UK and although I would love to own a rolling mill and flexishaft (to name but two), they are way beyond my pocket. Sometimes the preview shows enough to tell you that the equipment list makes the book a waste of money, but not often. I have bought downloads before then been very disappointed because I needed equipment which was unaffordable. Review by Lynsey (Posted on 11/26/2013)
Thank you
Thank you Kirsten M, I nearly purchased this book, your review helped me decide not to as I am a complete beginner, and although very skilled in many areas, I have no metal tools. Review by Valerie (Posted on 7/12/2013)
Yes,this may be good for people who don't want to do torch work,but only if they have a complete metal shop with flex shaft and rolling mills and tons of other equipment available to them. If you could see more in these darn peeks inside I would have known that I could not use this book and that it did not apply to my equipment or skill level.disappointing waste of money for me,though I am certain it is a very good book and very worthwhile for people who own or have access to a metal shop Review by Kirsten M (Posted on 6/18/2013)
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.

For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.

International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! in the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen is a list of options. Click on MY DOWNLOADABLE PRODUCTS.
  6. Underneath the Product Title will be the download link. Click the link to view the PDF or Video.
  7. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following:
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or “Save Target As” (Internet Explorer)
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As” (Safari)
  8. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My documents” or other favorite folder. Click Save.

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free:

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free:

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Online Workshops and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign Up/Sign In at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password.
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! At the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen click on MY Workshops.
  6. Click Go to Course link to the far right of the course title. If nothing happens, verify that your pop-up blocker is off.
  7. If you are directed to a screen asking for your name and email address, fill in the information.
  8. You will be taken to your Dashboard, where you will see your course listed.
  9. Click on the teal button to the far right of the course title. It should either say Start Watching or Continue.
  10. Click the Play button to start viewing the course.
    *If there are course materials available, they will be found under the Menu tab at the top of the viewing window.

To Access Online Workshop Materials:

  1. Click on the Menu tab.
  2. Click on Resources.
  3. You will see the number of Files available for the course.
  4. Click Files.
  5. Click View/Download to the right of the file title to access it.
Most of our courses are not downloadable and must be accessed via streaming while logged into your account. You have unlimited access to your course and can view it as many times and as often as needed. For courses on desktop or laptop computers, you will have to allow pop ups on our website from your web browser. Many web browsers will display a small notification at the top of the page that reads "popup blocked" upon clicking "Go to Course." Click on this notification to enable popups on our site. This will allow you to view the course.

If you do not see this notification, you simply have to navigate to your web browser's "settings" and disable your popup blocker there, or choose to allow popups on our site.

For instructions on Chrome go to

For courses on Apple mobile devices, such as iPad and iPhone, go into iPhone settings -> safari -> block popups and turn it off.
Then when you click on "go to course" from your device's internet browser app, you will be asked to allow popups for this site. Choose yes, and you should be good to go.

>!-- Top DY Banner code end -->