Cold joining

    Cold joining allows jewellery parts to be joined without the use of heat. Drawing on techniques from the construction industry, the technique involves the use of rivets, screws, tabs, pins and tubes for assemblage as an alternative to soldering. As well as avoiding heat—which can damage, distort or discolour certain metal or stones—cold joining can also allow for movement in a piece.

    The workshop covers:

    – introduction to cold joining
    – different types of joins and innovative uses
    – assessing a piece for cold joining
    – planning and design of the join
    – fabricating the join
    – working with complex pieces
    – problem solving
    – useful tips and tricks


    10.00am–5.00pm,  Saturday 6 July 2013
    $250 (materials additional. Lunch included)

    Basic jewellery making experience necessary.

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