Cold Connections with Robert Dancik

Cold Connections

Instructor Bio: 
94 minutes

Listen and watch as Mr. Robert Dancik teaches us a myriad of innovative techniques to cold connect all types of materials together. Covered in this class: rivets, tabs, prongs, folds, micro-fasteners and much more.

All the techniques, materials, and processes shown can be used in conjunction with polymer clay, artist's books, journaling, non-traditional and traditional metalworking, as well as the various types of metal clay. This is a very practical workshop with applications to book artists, sculptors, and jewelers alike.

This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!

Watch and listen as Robert reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to cold connect all types of materials together. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Robert’s detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using Robert's techniques in no time!

Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • creating rivets that fit
  • prongs and tab connections
  • folding metal
  • working with micro fasteners
  • design element connections
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • selections of metals
  • wires
  • variety of hammers
  • metal clays
  • simple everyday tools

Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.