Get It Together: Rivets, Tabs and Other Simple Enamel Settings

Course Description

About this course

In this live, virtual workshop, students will focus on turning an enameled piece into jewelry, from the initial design to the final object. By learning various setting techniques for enamel, students will be shown how to incorporate their enameled pieces into their work using basic riveting, tube riveting, tab setting and some basic enclosed settings. Through sketching, demonstration and discussion, students will create a simple enameled jewelry piece using a new setting technique.

There will be Zoom Open Studio Time at 10:00AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, 3/9/21 for extra discussion, troubleshooting, and advice.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frames. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email.

Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that will expire after 30 days. 

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Hannah Oatman

Hannah Oatman fell in love with Jewelry while attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn , NY and completed her BFA at SUNY New Paltz in 2017. In the year following, she completed residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Smitten Forum, and Baltimore Jewelry Center, and won the inaugural Jewelry Edition Award. She has exhibited in various national and international exhibitions, including Talente 2019, and her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation. She received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2020. She is currently based in the USA.

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

Hand tools and equipment:

Metal/raw materials:

  • 1 X 1”x3” 20G Sterling silver sheet (Rio Grande)
  • 1 X 6”X12” 20G Copper sheet (Rio Grande)
  • 10” of 18G Sterling silver round wire, half hard (Rio Grande)
  • 10” of 12G Sterling silver square wire (Rio Grande)
  • 1 X 12” Sterling silver heavy-wall tubing 2.57mm (Rio Grande)
    • Students may use a different material or size if they wish, but will need a corresponding drill bit for any supplement.
  • 1ft Hard Solder (Rio Grande)
  • 1ft Medium Solder (Rio Grande)

Additional supplies:

  • A Sketch book or paper to draw on
  • Drawing utensils including coloring implements like markers, color pencils, etc.
  • Tracing paper (Amazon)
  • Scissors

Enameling tools:




Hannah Oatman


March 5 -12, 2021

Weekly on Friday


10:00 AM -12:00 PM


2 weeks

Intermediate and above
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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