Susan Lenart Kazmer | Making connections – Riveting Talismans | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm



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. Complete an independent necklace or add to your charm bracelet. Works well with Altered Surface and Forging Links

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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Date of Class: 01/31/2018

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $145

Level: All levels

Type: Project/Techniques

Kit Fee: $30 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes 

bronze sheet metal

patterned bronze sheet

nut and screw



16 gauge bronze wire

bronze end cap

transparent paper

jump rings

leather to finish off your piece.

Instructor will have the following for use in class

liver of sulfur




annealing pan



Student Supply List

jewelers saw

size 03 blades (or tin snips)

wire snips

chain nose and needle nose pliers

ball peen hammer


flat metal files

photographs, transparencies

personal objects

if you are local please bring a drill

Non-asbestos soldering block

optvisor and/or safety glasses.

Ott light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

Instructor Email Address

Instructor Website



Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!