I wanted to mention here that I will be teaching a new class at Bead Haven in February. It is a class on cold connections, in other words connecting metals without soldering. In this particular class we will be concentrating on nail head rivets. We will be using copper and brass cut-outs and copper and brass vintage-style stampings. We'll also have time to play with the torch to heat patina our pieces as well. It will be lots of fun and you'll learn a skill that you'll use over and over again.
The class is on February 18th. Contact Bead Haven if you're interested. I promise it will be "riveting"! Sorry. I couldn't resist.