Intro to Cold Connections: Rivets and Tabs

  • Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Monday, October 28, 2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE102819NA
  • 2


  • $195 + $20 materials fee
  • 150 + $20 materials fee

To register, pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
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This two-day class will cover torch-free fine metal joining. Multiple rivet and tab connections will be learned through demonstrations and student practice. Additional techniques covered in class are small scale forging, wire drawing, rivet styles, straight tabs and bent finger tabs for setting flat glass or stone slabs. Hydraulic press safety, roll-printing, basic sawing, filing and sanding are also covered so students will be able to make practice copies of selected class samples. 

Metal Bead Project: Using the Hydraulic Press, roll-printing, and the spaced-tube rivet technique, students will demonstrate competency in cold connection techniques by making a no-solder copper bead.


  • This is a beginning level class.  
  • $20 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.

  • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.

Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.

Nanz Aalund,


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