Anticlastic Raising is a way of shaping metal, curving it into different
directions like the shape of a horse’s saddle.
The shapes obtained with this method are very organic and beautiful.
They are also very strong; this means that thinner gauge metal can be
used to make lighter pieces.
Our cuff will be shaped into an asymmetric anticlastic spiral.
With one large lampwork wavy disk on the wide side, and a small disk
in a contrasting color on the narrow side.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 16 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.
Fusing is a technique commonly used while working with fine silver in
the making of woven ring chains and granulation. It can also be a very
useful way to recycle sterling silver scraps.
Fusing requires a good eye and some experience in the use of a
The main reason for this project is to give you confidence to go on to a
bigger project. After fusing some scrap wire to a couple of small silver
disks, you will have the confidence to fuse a ring or pendant.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 7 pages, 19 photos, a template and plenty of tips. The tutorial is for beginners and intermediate students.
I wanted a pair of stud earrings that where small enough to have
some type of metal or beaded dangles. One of the ideas I had,
was making some small “organic” element without having to cast
from “live” plants. Experimenting to make these “twigs” was fun,
and opened a whole new set of ideas to try out. Like using the
“twigs” with foldformed copper leaves dangles. The metal leaves
could be enameled or treated with colored patinas. The twig circles
can also be used with lampwork drops, head pins with or without
threaded beads. So if you have off-mandrel drops or glass
head pins this is the project for you!
Tabs are small fingers of metal, cut into a jewelry piece that lets us attach objects that we don’t want to pierce or expose to heat. In other words, it is a “cold connection”. This project is a different take from the regular tabs.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 9 pages, 24 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! It comes with a Bonus variant. For beginner skill students.