Course Description

The art of jewelry is an age-old tradition of expressing beauty through metalwork. This hands-on course will focus on cold connection techniques, using multiple kinds of rivets and grommets as connecting materials without the need for heat, soldering or cleanup.  Following the tradition of Alexander Calder, cold connections offer freedom to play with materials to form pins, earrings, pendants or rings. Students will learn the basics of sawing, filing, finishing, jump ring creation, and age-old techniques related to connecting with rivets and grommets.  They will learn to set stones without the need for soldering. All levels are welcome.

Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work from home.



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Section Title
Jewelry Design
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Apr 10, 2021 to May 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Materials List
  •  Materials kit for this class can be ordered here: The Tool Man
    • From the pulldown menu, select school kits > Otis College of Art and Design; select "A" and "B" Class Kits
  • Notes from Instructor:
    • A and B kits are both necessary for this class, and are the materials and the tool kits respectively.
    • Alternatively students may refer to this document to purchase items individually: here

Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.
Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Synchronous                                                                                

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.

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