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with Lisa Colby
Online Class

Fabricating Dimensional Metal Jewelry

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Craft dimensional jewelry with a range of accessible methods. Jewelry artist Lisa Colby shows you how to transform sheet metal into dynamic jewelry, starting with a lesson on layering and texturizing a disc-link chain. Find out how to incorporate Lisa's signature heat rivets to create an articulated design, then delve into dapping to form an eye-catching saucer embellishment. Next, learn how to make undulating, leaf-inspired components with fold-forming techniques, and assemble a striking necklace. Then, explore doming as you craft synclastic crescent earrings, complete with custom posts. And, discover how to solder hollow forms that are perfect for pendants and charms.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h8m

Included in this Class

1. Heat Rivets

1. Heat Rivets

Meet metalsmith and jewelry artist Lisa Colby as you get started making metal jewelry with dimension! First, learn how to cut and texture discs for an articulated necklace. Then, forge and drill bar links and connect everything together with dynamic heat rivets for a surprising design element!

2. Dimensional Accents

2. Dimensional Accents

Follow along with Lisa as you create a circular copper pendant that's custom-textured to your liking. Learn how to form and attach a textured bail and watch Lisa's techniques for dapping and attaching a gorgeous saucer using the riveting technique you learned in Lesson 1.

3. Fold-Forming

3. Fold-Forming

Start fold-forming with Lisa's approachable technique! You'll learn how to create a crisp crease in your sheet metal and add texture with a riveting hammer. Lisa shows you how to anneal work-hardened pieces until they're soft enough to open, revealing beautiful leaf shapes. You'll even double fold-forms, which can be transformed into earrings, brooches or anything else!

Recommended with this class

  • Jeweler's saw and/or plumber's tube cutter
  • Metal and/or wooden dapping block
  • Air-acetylene torch