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Fabricating Dimensional Metal Jewelry

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Learn six sophisticated soldering and forming techniques that will elevate your designs from simple to standout!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list, templates with tools & supplies recommended by Lisa
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lisa Colby
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Fold-Forming
4. Doming
5. Dapped Hollow Forms
6. Box Hollow Forms: Using Tubing
7. Box Hollow Forms: Soldering

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Lisa  Colby
Lisa Colby
Lisa Colby has a BFA in metalsmithing from Wayne State University, and currently operates a studio in St. Louis, Missouri. She's been designing and creating metal jewelry for more than 20 years and she teaches metalsmithing techniques around the United States. Lisa's work is exhibited nationally and has also been featured in the books 1,000 Rings and 500 Silver Jewelry Designs.

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