Shaped Silver Pendant And Earrings DIY Tutorial

Foldforming is a technique that lets you turn a flat sheet of metal into a three dimensional object. This way of manipulating sheet metal can also add a lot of texture to it. In this tutorial we will fold a piece of metal sheet many times to give it a eye catching texture. We will add to this texture with stamped designs intermixed with the folds. Once finished with the textured metal sheet we will cut out and shape a pair of round cabochons and a tear-shaped one. The cabochons will then be framed in sterling silver using a combination bezel-tab setting for a spectacular set of earrings and pendant. The step-by-step instructions includes how to apply and preserve colored patinas for a different look on the copper cabochons. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 16 pages, 54 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students.
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You will learn:

  • How to cut sheet metal with a bench shears.
  • How to cut metal with shop shears.
  • How to cut sheet metal with a jeweler’s saw.
  • Foldforming sheet metal.
  • Curving a foldformed sheet into a cabochon.
  • How to shape and solder thick bezels.
  • Tab setting a cabochon.
  • Texturing metal with stamps.
  • Patina preservation
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