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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!
This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.
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.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below). Feel free to contact us with any questions.
A full color handout is included with the class.
Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop. Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.
Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.
About Our Interactive Online Classes
If this class is offered online, it 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).
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.
Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
Chain nose pliers
2/0 or 3/0 or 4/0 saw blades
Needle file set of 6
Steel bench block
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
Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick