Rivet, Tab, Fold and Connect; Cold Connections with Robert Dancik

Rivet, Tab, Fold and Connect; Cold Connections

Instructor Bio: 
95 minutes

Join the multi-talented and always inspiring Mr. Robert Dancik as he teaches innovative techniques to cold connect all types of materials.

Watch step-by-step as Robert reveals the process for perfect-fitting rivets to connect a variety of materials from metal, fabric, glass and polymer clay. Pre-made rivets look alike but handmade rivets can be fashioned of any metal giving you more creative possibilities with your cold connections.

Riveting techniques not only allow you to join different metals and non-metal elements but it is also one of the best and strongest ways of incorporating found objects into any piece.

In addition to all this – Robert will cover how to COLD set stones including faceted, cabochon, and irregularly shaped stone. No soldering needed.

If you've been wondering how to incorporate all those wonderful found elements into your work, Robert will show you how-to add “tabs” both inside and out, so you can set any odd shaped collectible element.

Cold Connections is a great way to connect materials that can’t be heated.

Plus learn the possibilities cold connections can add to your overall design.

Covered in this class: rivets, tabs, prongs, folds, micro-fasteners and much more.

Don’t miss this special presentation!

No experience necessary.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • creating rivets that fit
  • prongs and tab connections
  • folding metal
  • working with micro fasteners
  • designing with element connections
  • connecting irregular shaped objects
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • selections of metals
  • faux bone
  • found objects
  • wires
  • variety of hammers
  • metal clays
  • polymer clays
  • micro fasteners
  • simple everyday tools

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class, plus a PDF with photos, notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

Join the discussion!

have taken a class with Robert at B&B and have one of his books. Great teacher.

Is this an updated version of previous class? I see that there is a version that is not HD. Thank you

Yes, this has new techniques and ideas from Robert. :)