Tube Rivets for Jewelry

October 16 - October 17, 2021

Tube Rivets for Jewelry


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $335
Material Fee: $50

In this workshop you will learn to make tube rivets to make your creations pop. We will be using copper and fine silver tubing on metal stones and found elements to give your jewelry unique negative space. Tube rivets also give a finished look for holes in your work and can be used to connect elements that cannot be soldered. Each participant will make a beach pebble charm.

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Caryn L. Hetherston

Caryn L. Hetherston has been a fine art jeweler for 40 years and a metals instructor for over 10 years. She received her education at Moore College of Art, Peters Valley School of Craft and the University of the Arts. Her focus has been on functional one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry and small scale sculpture with wearable elements. Caryn likes to challenge the notion of what makes something precious by combining precious metals and stones with elements such as rusty washers, beach glass and other found objects to make beautiful statement jewelry. As part of a group called “The Trashy Women” She has unleashed her love of found objects to create intimate purely sculptural works. This has challenged her to learn new ways to create cold connections. Caryn’s desire and mission is to make wearable art that is both durable and timeless in construction and design.

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