Fretz Riveting Tool Collection

Master the art of riveting and cold connections with this must-have collection! Take advantage of the variety of expert instruction along with two essential tools to get you started: a deluxe four-hole punch and a steel-riveting block.


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Learn how to rivet confidently with this collection of tools and in-depth instruction!

Riveting is extremely versatile and can add a decorative element to your metal jewelry pieces. This collection shows you how to use other forms of cold connections and even some soldering and stone setting techniques for the kitchen-table metalsmith. You'll be able to easily punch holes in up to 18 gauge metal with the deluxe 4-hole metal punch, and get your wire length perfect every time with the steel riveting block! We've also included the November issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, which has instructions to make Eugenia Chan's beautiful riveted lapis pendant.

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Deluxe 4-Hole Metal Punch
Get ready to create holes for wire rivets in 18, 16, 14, and 12 gauges. You'll be able to punch holes up to 18 gauge metal sheets or multiple metal sheets together with ease. It won't take long to see that this tool will be a staple in your future projects! Please note this product will be shipped separately.

Steel Riveting Block
Take away the guesswork on the length of wire you need to cut. Simply use the holes at the top to pre-cut the perfect wire length for your projects. With the Steel Riveting Blocks, you'll get it perfect every time! Please note this product will be shipped separately.

Metalsmith Essentials Riveting & Cold Connections
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Check out the different types of cold connections and discover how to use them in your own jewelry! Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs as she shows you how to create all of the essential cold connections such as tube rivets, wire rivets, moveable rivets, tension joins, and more. Learn how to punch and drill holes, design your own jewelry pieces, and cut your own metal components. Plus, explore mixed-media materials made for cold connections including plastic, glass, ceramic, fiber, paper, and stone. Add dimension and intrigue to your pieces with overlap joins and other techniques for tensioned connections.

Metalsmithing Made Easy: A Practical Guide to Cold Connections, Simple Soldering, Stone Setting, and More!
Learn easy-to-follow soldering, stone setting, and cold connection techniques for the home studio jeweler! In this book, Kate Richbourg demystifies rotary tools and provides an overview of the small-space torches. Once you've mastered these lessons, you'll be ready to tackle thirteen incredible projects, from a locket to a prong-set pendant and more.

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, November 2016
Digital Magazine
In this issue, have fun making Eugenia Chan's gorgeous riveted lapis pendant! Other projects include Bill Fretz's fluted silver bangle and Roger Halas's prong set trilobite pendant. Plus, Lexi Erickson shows you how to set purple Manakarra chalcedony in a lovely pendant. Readers will also learn how to set stones in a metal clay bracelet. The "Cool Tools & Hip Tips" section features Helen Driggs showing some of the best ways to store jewelry-making tools. And you don't want to miss Michael David Sturlin's 35 tips for using your bench pin to the fullest.

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