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Take on a whole new form with the man behind the hammer!
Now you can learn basic convex and concave metal forming techniques with expert step-by-step instructions.
Join master metalsmith and toolmaker Bill Fretz in 8 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to get started forming your own metal jewelry. Master the basics and boost your skills as you learn the ins and outs of planishing, raising, using stakes, and more!
Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:
Watch 90+ minutes of exciting hammering and forming essentials on your own time. This ultimate metalsmithing resource allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal-jewelry making class you can watch again and again!
BILL FRETZ fell in love with jewelry making his junior year in high school, trained at the School for American Craftsmen at R.I.T in Rochester, New York, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art before opening his first workshop in 1970. Bill and his wife, Marian, moved to Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1974, the same year both were in the World Silver Show in Mexico City. Over the past decade, Bill turned his love of silversmithing tools into a business that has grown from a small line of jeweler’s stakes to a complete line of stakes and hammers manufactured by his son Jordan’s workshop in Vietnam.
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