Susan Lenart Kazmer – Day Three

Making Connections – Riveting II step in Talismans


Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space to complete an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by incorporating a technique using tubing which creates a hollow form. Learn clean up and finish work. Attach to a charm bracelet or create a pendant. Multiple pieces will be finished in class. Use of jewelers saw will be helpful.


• cold joining
• creating hollow form clean up
• clean up
• finish work

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Susan Lenart Kazmer

Duration of Class:

One Day (6 Hours)


Metalsmithing/Mixed Media Assemblage

Skill Level:


Student Supply List:

  • wire snips
  • needle nose
  • chain nose pliers
  • tin snips or jeweler saw
  • bench pin and blades
  • metal files
  • small hammer
  • anvil
  • OPTIONAL: vice, small personal or found objects, paper images, scrap metal

Provided by Instructor:

I will provide liver of sulfur, images, drills, bits, and use of files.

  • Kit/Materials Fee – $25 (payable to instructor at class time)
  • Kit includes bronze sheet metal, tubing, screws, nuts, 16-gauge wire, transparent paper, and jump rings.

Class Size:

Min # of students: 10
Max # of students: 20