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Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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10 Videos (50m)
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets

      2:00
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - materials

      3:18
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - equipment

      3:27
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - soldering equipment

      3:38
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - preparing the rivets 1

      6:37
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - preparing the rivets 2

      3:15
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - soldering

      7:42
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - finishing the rivets

      11:54
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - finishing the necklace

      6:46
    • Riveting Part 4 - Double Decorative Rivets - final thoughts

      1:02

About This Class

Soldering is great fun and opens up a whole new world in jewellery making, but sometimes it's just as great to use materials that don't stand the heat! That's where rivets come in - a cold connection technique that holds layers of a jewellery design together without the need for a blowtorch.

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This fourth class in my series moves on again through the riveting techniques, encouraging you to add more detail to your jewellery designs by using rivets that are more decorative than a simple hammered piece of wire. This time we're going to learn how to make and use more than one pin on the back of a decorative rivet. It's a little more fiddly than using just a single decorative rivet, but I really do think that it's a skill worth mastering as it allows you to securely add a larger element to the front of your design, and too hold it at a precise angle.

I do recommend that you watch the first three riveting classes in the series as this class builds on the techniques covered there:

Riveting Part 1 - Simple Wire Rivets

Riveting Part 2 - Double Wire Rivets

Riveting Part 3 - Decorative Rivets

I'm going to make a simple but beautiful necklace in the video to show you all the different steps. The top layer on my design is an oak leaf sawn from silver sheet and I'm going to rivet it onto a wooden bead. However you could use decorative rivets to layer copper onto brightly coloured acrylic, patterned pieces cut from a recycled biscuit tin or sandwich fabric or leather between layers of metal, as long as the decorative top of the rivet is made from a metal you can solder the rivet wires or pins onto. The only limit is your imagination and riveting is a great way of using upcycled materials!

Other classes in the series will take you through simple wire rivets and also how to make rivets from tube. More videos with extra projects to help you practice your new skills will then follow!

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This is really clear and extremely inspiring.
Lovely and clear, has made me really think over some future projects.

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Joanne Tinley

Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

I have been making my own jewellery for as long as I can remember and left my first career as a school teacher to set up business as a jewellery designer and tutor nearly 10 years ago. I am self-taught and like many people I started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making! There is something so magical about watching solder flow through a seam, joining two pieces of metal together smoothly.

I work from my studio on the south...

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