Cold-connection techniques are pushing the envelope of what is possible in metal without the use of a torch or kiln. All the necessary tools and materials—a common drill, hammer, sandpaper, wire, metal sheet—are all readily available and affordable for almost any budget. Learn how to use rivets, screws, ...
Cold-connection techniques are pushing the envelope of what is possible in metal without the use of a torch or kiln. All the necessary tools and materials—a common drill, hammer, sandpaper, wire, metal sheet—are all readily available and affordable for almost any budget. Learn how to use rivets, screws, and other materials to combine elements without having to deal with heat. Master jewelry designers Robert Dancik, Connie Fox, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tracey Stanley, and others offer signature pieces, constructed using cold-joins. Accompanying each project are expert tips and tricks for additional ideas and customization.
Metal Style is full of inspiration and techniques for jewelry makers looking to ignite a creative spark in their metal jewelry without lighting a flame.
Karen Dougherty has been a lampwork and jewelry designer for over ten years. She has a BA from the University of South Carolina Art Studio Department, with an emphasis in graphic design. She also holds a certificate in jewelry design from Temple University. Karen’s jewelry designs have been published in Step by Step Beads and Creative Jewelry.
1. Starry Night Earrings by Dawn Bergmaier
2. Garden Wind Gong Pendant by Dawn Bergmaier
3. Riveted Round-link Chain by Janice Berkebile
4. Copper Pocket by Janice Berkebile
5. Honing Owl Pendant by Lisa & Scott Cylinder
6. Faux Bone Bracelet by Robert Dancik
7. Polymer Clay Pendant by Robert Dancik
8. Medallion Bracelet by Karen Dougherty
9. Cold Fusion by Connie Fox
10. Found Object Sandwich Ring by Thomas Mann
11. Double-sided Pendant by Lisa Niven-Kelly
12. Bowl of Gems Earrings by Kate Richbourg
13. Fold-formed Leaf Bracelet by Marthe Roberts-Shea
14. Poker Chip Brooch by Marthe Roberts-Shea
15. Hinged Bracelet by Richard Salley
16. Free Spirit Brooch by Julie Sanford
17. Gambler's Luck by Kim St. Jean
18. Riveted Flower Rings by Tracy Stanley
19. Trio Bangles with Recycled Tin Charms by Beth Taylor
20. Reversible Mini Book Locket by Beth Taylor