Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Jewelry Fold Forming

Expand your metalsmithing knowledge with this jewelry workshop DVD for all things fold forming!

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Fold form your way to intricate jewelry designs

Pump-up your jewelry designs with this metalsmithing technique

Take your jewelry to the next level as you learn the art of fold forming. Join metalsmith and jewelry artist Travis Ogden in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you’ll need to know to enter the exciting world of fold forming.

Create organic and interesting 3D formed metal shapes from flat metal sheet using simple tools as you master the fold forming technique. Learn the 6 fold forming basics while you create sensational and beautifully textured metal projects. Skip the guesswork as you follow Travis’ detailed steps from discovering what metal forming tools you’ll need to be successful, to the finished design.

Order your copy and form dynamic jewelry as you:

  • Get expert tips for preparing your metal, selecting tools, and finishing your work.
  • Maximize your metal with expert artist techniques for rolling an edge for a cuff blank.
  • Learn valuable basic fold forming techniques to pump up your jewelry designs including the T-fold, quarter folds, and more.
  • Create synclastic and anticlastic folds to add dimension and visual interest.
  • And much, much more!

Watch over 100 minutes of detailed project demos on your own time. Get a front row seat for this jewelry making class you can watch again and again! But be warned, once you learn the fundamentals of this metalsmithing technique you won’t be able to stop forming gorgeous jewelry designs!

About the Author
TRAVIS R. OGDEN has been an independent jewelry artist for over 40 years, and holds both a BFA and an MFA. His award-winning, superbly crafted, outstanding jewelry is currently represented in three Colorado galleries. He taught metalsmithing at the university level for more than 15 years, and currently teaches at the Denver School of Metal Arts, which he owns along with the Naja Tool and Supply in Denver.

SKU: 13BD09

Author/Speaker/Editor: Travis Ogden

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781620334973

Customer Reviews

Disappointed - extremely boring and lacking in information Review by Viv5645

I bought the downloadable video and was very disappointed for these reasons: A) the presentation - lacking in enthusiasm and quickly bored of the monotone voice. I continued watching, having paid good money for the tutorial, but gave up in the end; B) By the lack of planning - "oh, I just remembered . . .", C) He was using modified tools (great, but please show us all your modifications not just the brass sheet you covered your vice with) D) using sheer strength to unfold his work which differentiates against a lot of women, older & younger people etc. I have done some fold forming and yes, strength is useful, but women typically have to find other techniques to accomplish the same result that a stronger man will achieve with relative ease. As a teacher, I have to enthuse and motivate a class, I have to allow for people with different abilities and show universal or different ways to accomplish desired outcomes. I don't recall any info about the metal he preferred to use but was massively irritated by his constant reminders -"whatever you decide", "your choice", "you can do what you want", "it's up to you" and I just want to yell at him to tell me what the deal is and get on with the job! So, all in all, extremely boring and lacking in information. I gave two stars as I felt I could glean some of my money's worth if I skipped through the video without the sound.

(Posted on 5/13/14)

foldforming basics Review by Denny

This is a very exciting and informative tutorial. I found it easy to follow and was able to execute each fold precisely as described.
I had a question regarding hammers and Mr. Ogden answered me personally.
I highly recommend this dvd for those who wish to expand their metal forming skills.

(Posted on 11/21/13)