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So Riveting! (online)

Mondays, April 26, 2021 - May 3, 2021, 2:00PM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Cost: $165.00

Join Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick as she takes you through everything you ever wanted to know about rivets! In this class we go over all the main styles of rivets and how to set them well, as well as what purposes rivets can serve and why you might want to use them! 

Rivets are one of the most versatile ways to cold connect pieces of metal or other materials together- you can make them invisible or intricate, decorative or functional! 


Techniques covered include: 

  • Standard rivet
  • Flush Rivet
  • Ball and decorative head rivets
  • Pre-made rivets
  • Stilt or step rivets
  • Tube rivets
  • Moving rivets
  • Functional rivets
  • Decorational rivets
  • When to use rivets as a connection method
  • How rivets fit in to the fabrication steps
  • Finishing rivets
  • Protecting your piece when riveting

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping..

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

This course meets for 2 sessions, 3 hours per session, for a total of 6 hours.

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.

Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. We always choose the safest materials, chemicals and tools for you and the environment.

Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Bench pin
Saw frame
2/0 or 3/0 or 4/0 saw blades
Needle file set of 6
Steel bench block
riveting hammer
Center punch
Blue painters tape

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



 Basic fabrication skills such as drilling, sawing, and filing are recommended. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times
Wed. Jun 23, 6PM - 9PM PT (Pacific Time),
Wed. Jun 30, 6PM - 9PM PT (Pacific Time)


So Riveting! (online)

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