This hands-on workshop will focus on the fabrication of non-ferrous metals through the creation of a small box form with a hinge or tension-fit lid. Participants will create a box within a 9 cubic inch size of their own design with an ornamental element such as a cabochon stone and/or an element that can be riveted on. The foundations of sawing, filing, silver soldering, cold-connections, and finishing will be covered which will benefit participants whether they are at the beginning or advanced levels of metalsmithing. Through technical demonstrations, discussions, visual images, and an examination of various samples, special emphasis will be placed on problem-solving and creative applications that are beneficial to a variety of formats and approaches. Engineering principles of hinges will be discussed, along with useful soldering and fabrication strategies, which can be applied to numerous procedures in the jeweler’s and metalsmith’s studios.