Copper Ellipse Necklace: Texture, Form, Patina and Rivet with Deb Karash

Copper Ellipse Necklace: Texture, Form, Patina and Rivet

Instructor Bio: 
Duration: 
155 minutes

Join master Metal Smith artist Deb Karash, and learn how to make this unique copper necklace made with formed metal pieces that have been textured, patterned, and treated with patina, and then riveted together.

If you want to try a metalsmithing project or looking to increase your skills, this is a great tutorial for you.

Deb will show you step-by-step how to anneal, cut, shape, and texture metal using a variety of techniques.

Watch as Ms. Karash shows you how to combine your pieces with rivets and a simple spring closure to complete a necklace you’ll love to wear.

No soldering needed.

BONUSvideo includes Deb’s tips for ways to make your ellipse necklace embellished in a variety of ways! .

Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources. Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Cutting metal
  • Rolling mill textures
  • Hammered textures
  • Stamped textures
  • Metal Forming
  • Applying Patinas
  • Burnishing Tips
  • Riveting Techniques
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 22-gauge copper
  • 20-gauge brass escutcheon pins
  • Liver of Sulphur
  • Card stock or paper file folder
  • Various textures to roller print


  • Tools Used

  • scissors
  • Fine point Sharpie marker
  • Small ball-peen hammer
  • Nylon hammer - wedge and flat face
  • Flex shaft
  • #64 drill bit
  • #45 drill bit
  • Satin finish wheel for flex shaft or buffer
  • Steel burnisher
  • Texture hammers
  • Steel punch
  • Brass brush
  • Jeweler’s saw and 4/0 blades
  • #2 Swiss 8” file - half-round
  • Wooden dapping tools
  • Round nose pliers
  • Torch
  • Pickle pot and pickle
  • Sanding stick or 4way nail file
  • Ultra-flush cutters
  • Metal shears (optional)
  • Little Black Block (optional)
  • Rolling mill (Optional)
Bonus: 

Included with the video download, a PDF with notes and links to resources.

Join the discussion!

Is it a good idea to have the bonus PDF before class?

Or Not really needed?
Thanks meg chevalier

Some people like the handout before class, but it's not important. Same with the bonus material. It's fun to watch and get inspired for the main class! Show us what you make!