Saturday, February 28, 2009

Riveting Jewelry Workshop

This will be a RIVETING workshop with me Melissa Manley!

On Saturday March 14th from 2-5pm at Independent Art Comapny's Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th street, I will teach you how to connect metal with cold connections and hand made rivets like the tube rivets pictured here. Fun!!! this is a great thing to learn if you don't have a torch at home. You can make all sorts of jewelry just with a saw and rivets.

Metal -if you have it. I will have lots of recycled copper and brass pieces. You can buy small sheets of copper and brass at Craft American Hardware near Wrightsville Beach (Across Wrightsville Ave. from the new Harris Teeter). I go in there all the time and buy tiny copper tubing for tube rivets. They know I teach, and send students there. They've been very helpful to people I've sent there in the past. Ace Hardwares often have the same display case with metal sheets strip and tubes in it.

A drink if you need it. We do have a little kitchen with water, fridge and a stove for tea, coffee machine....

Your close up glasses if you're use to using them.

Moolah! I don't take credit cards, so if you want you may pay through paypal on our meetup site here or at paypal bring a check or cash.
Wabi Sabi is located on the corner of 9th and Princess Streets. One block from the Cape Fear Museum. Its the bright blue building with the yellow garage door, can't miss it. We have our own parking across the street.


Lisa said...

Melissa I LOVED the class today and I can definately see me using this technique and am excited to get busy using all the good info.
When/if you decide to do another class please email me I am open to anything you want to teach me. :)

Vanessa said...

hey there, i just came across your website and i am trying to learn how to start making jewelry, rings in particular. i have a lot of questions about making molds and what are you offering any other classes anytime soon, or do you have any suggestions on a first timer trying to bring an idea to fruition? thanks!