Exploring Fold-Forming

Exploring Fold-Forming – $80

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Dawn Lombard
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Cold Connections/Annealing/Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught: Hammering, texturing, folding, filing and patina application.

Description: Bring exciting depth to your pieces by learning to use fold forming techniques that take advantage of the inherent plastic properties of metal. Fold forming is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded, at which stage it has a dramatic new three-dimensional form. In this workshop we will be exploring the application of fold forming and use of other various tools to create dimension and surface texture to two projects. The first will be a pair of earrings and the second will be a German silver, tab set pendant. Liver of sulfur will be applied as a final finish.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor
Kit includes: (3) patterned, German silver ovals, (3) oval copper blanks, 3 sets of copper shapes for earrings, 3 sets of stainless steel ear wires, (3) 17″ (plus 2″ extender) necklaces, and jump rings.

Skills Required: No fear of a torch.

Instructor Will Bring: Hammers, tri-pods, pliers, dappers, pickle/pot, files, steel block, brass brush, disposable gloves, patina and torches

Materials You are Required to Bring: Your favorite flat nose pliers and hammer if you like.



About Dawn Lombard

Secret Message Capsules

Secret Message Capsules​ – $80

Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Erin Keck
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Etching/Basics
Skills and techniques taught: Chemical etching, basic jewelry skills

Description: In this workshop students will be creating Secret Message Capsules using spent bullet shell casings that have been cleaned and prepared. Students will be taught to Chemical etching. We will cover basic jewelry skills such as working with jump rings, wrapping beads on a head pin and eye pin; and then students will construct their Secret Message Capsules. Each student will leave with a finished necklace and pair of earrings.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Everything needed to complete project – Cleaned spent bullet shell casings, beads, hardware, embellishments, and findings,

Skills Required: Finger dexterity, bring glasses if needed

Instructor Will Bring: Chemical etching solution, all materials and tools needed to etch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:  Apron, Lap towel, safety glasses, vinyl gloves. Basic jewelry tool kit if they have it consisting of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters. Teacher will also have tools to share if needed.



About Erin Keck