Metalwork/Jewelry-Cold Fab I
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Introduction to the basic skills used to fabricate non-ferrous metals including silver, copper and copper alloys to make jewelry or other small metal objects. Projects will be joined using rivets, tabs, links and other methods of cold connections. Additional instruction includes developing design, annealing, drilling, sawing, filing, texturing, dapping and finishing techniques.
1. Learn the basics of metal construction using what are called cold connections. No solder will be used during this class.
2. Gain a basic knowledge of working with metal using hand tools.
3. Learn to work safely in a group studio with metalsmithing tools and equipment.
4. Learn proper metal finishing procedures.