Metalsmith Essentials Riveting & Cold Connections DVD

Metalsmith Essentials is back with another 2-disc set. This time, it's all about favorite no-heat techniques: cold connections.
SKU: 11BD12
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Metalsmith Essentials is back with another 2-disc set.
This time, it's all about favorite no-heat techniques: cold connections.

Volume 1, Basic Fabrication flew off the shelves and started a metalsmith revolution. Now you can join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in the next set of 10 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to make your own cold connection jewelry! Join Helen as you take your skills and jewelry designs to the next level with the versatility of riveting and other cold connections.

Master metalsmithing basics as you boost your jewelry-making skills with these essential techniques for getting started with riveting and cold connections, including how-tos in designing, drilling, hammering, and much more!

Discover different types of cold connections and learn how to use them in your own jewelry. Helen shows you how to create all of the essential cold connection: tube rivets, wire rivets, moveable rivets, tension joins, and more.  

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Stay safe and get started the right way with a comprehensive cold connection tools and materials overview. 
  • Master metalsmithing must-knows:  punch and drill holes, design your own jewelry pieces, cut your metal components, and more.
  • Discover mixed-media materials made for cold connections such as plastic, glass, ceramic, fiber, paper and stone.  
  • Add dimension and intrigue to your pieces with overlap joins and other techniques for tensioned connections.
  • Create sophisticated metal jewelry designs without the use of glue or a torch.
  • And more!

Plus! Learn Helen's tricks to layering pieces, using exciting materials, creating your own patterns, and more!

Watch almost two full hours of exciting cold connection essentials on your own time. This two-part set allows you to start and stop when it's convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry-making class you can watch again and again!


Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 11BD12
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596686281
Author/Designer Helen I. Driggs
Customer Reviews (4)
Excellent and easy to follow
This video is easy to follow, even for a beginner like me. All the information on what tools to use and how to use them with great examples of finished products. Many techniques and materials are covered. This is a very well made presentation well worth the money. Review by Donna (Posted on 12/31/2014)
Helen is full of great information and gives it in an organized and concise way.

She inspires and assists the creative process and encourages one to find their own voice.

I have been a metalsmith and lampworker for awhile but I learned many corrections, tips and new ideas from this video.

Very worthwhile, I'm happy I bought it.
Review by Mary (Posted on 10/6/2014)
Make anything anywhere!
Ever since wire to make jewelry came into my life 2 years ago in the form of 3 spools of craft wire, advice from a friend Joanna Lacey on what wire to buy, and a class with Gene Sheriden.. It has changed my life. I had lost my son and prior to that I loved to paint but lost all interest. There are many who have helped me learn and perfect technique s and Helen was one of those people, even before publishing this book and DVD series. Helen does not use any soldering or other ways to finish her pieces. With this set you will never have to worry about how to put your pieces together again.. There is a cold connection technique to meet all your needs. Carry your metal, wire, a few basic tools and you are good to go. Thank you Helen for answering questions, giving advice and encouragement! Review by Nan (Posted on 9/24/2013)
Very Good!
The information was comprehensive and detailed. I like Helen's delivery and the fact that she shows you how to have fun with whole process. She is prepared and articulate. I would definitely attend a class of hers. Review by Raven Regan (Posted on 6/8/2011)
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