Foldforming Fine Silver Leaf Earrings


This is a new class by popular request that will let you take out all your frustrations as we will be using hammers to form and texture a pair of earrings in fine silver.  You will also learn how to make your own ear wires.  You will be able to wear your new silver leaf earring home.

Although the class includes materials please feel free to bring your own tools such as flat nose chain or round nose pliers and cutters.  Should you already have your own butane torch etc. feel free to bring that with you so you will be using things that are familiar to you already.  If not, do not worry as we will have plenty to use.  Base metal included.  Sterling Silver on hand for purchase if desired.

Special Notes for Students in Classes where open flame/torches are used: Wear closed-toed shoes. Do not wear loose or flowing clothes. Make sure your sleeves fit close to your arms. Long hair must be pulled back.

Class Instructor: Karen Dingo
Class Fee: $95
Kit Fee: Included
Skill Level: All.

Note: Due to the length of this class feel free to bring a snack or sack lunch as we will take a short break during the class. Please be sure to allot yourself the minimum time posted for the class.

Foldforming[1] is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded; at which stage it generally has a dramatic new three-dimensional form.  The technique was invented in the late 1980s by Charles Lewton-Brain, an English-born goldsmith who lived and studied in Tanzania, the United States, and Germany before moving to Canada. Outside of the Industrial Revolution, the method represents the first major innovation in metalworking in thousands of years.

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