▪ Fold-Formed Cuff Workshop ▪

Turn copper, silver or brass sheet metal into beautiful wearable art using the metalworking technique called fold-forming.

In this 6-hour workshop, you'll apply metal-working techniques such as annealing, sawing, hammering and texturing to create two beautiful cuffs, one with a graceful feather pattern and the other a mod style!

Skill Level

Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. All skill levels welcome.

Tools

Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.

For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.

The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.

  • Forming stakes or anti-clastic wooden mandrel
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wide nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Texture hammers
  • Riveting hammer
  • Ball pein hammer
  • Multi-hole or Power Punch
  • Assorted files
  • Metal shears both curved and straight
  • 1.8mm metal hole punch
  • Jewelers hand saw w/blades for 22ga, 20ga or 18ga metal
  • Plastic or Rawhide mallet
  • Steel bench block or anvil with large striking surface
  • Sharpie® or other indelible marker
  • Bench pin
  • Steel daps and steel dapping cube
  • Apron
  • Hand towel
  • If using brass, you'll need white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide

You'll be working with torches so, for safety, please wear hair up if needed and bring an apron to protect your clothes as this can be a messy workshop! Closed toed shoes are recommended.

Fees

Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Shedule page.

In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.




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