Jewelry by Sarah Doremus
Cold Connections and Non-Traditional Materials


Sarah Doremus

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Requirements: Basic Metalsmithing Skills
Program: Spring
Status: Wait List
Length: 2 Days
Tuition: $ 395
Materials: TBA
Date: April 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Metalwerx

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Connecting dissimilar materials, such as wood, rubber, fabric, plastics, pebbles/shells, or other found objects into jewelry can be tricky. Learn to make the connection and capture objects while keeping your design aesthetically pleasing, and appropriate in both form and function.

This class will teach various methods of connecting where soldering is not appropriate. Tabs, hinges, rivets, and tension fit joints are just a few of the tricks taught to keep connections smooth while securely holding an object.

Students can choose to focus on creating a number of samples or work towards a finished piece of jewelry.

If you'd like to see more of Sarah's work, please visit her website

Materials & Tools

There is an estimated materials fee of $50 for this workshop. It is payable to the instructor at the class and includes metal and supplies to complete class projects.

Students Should Bring:

  • Sketchbook
  • Unusual objects that you want to incorporate into jewelry
  • Lots of questions


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