Metalsmith Essentials: Forming Hollow Rings, Plain and Inlaid (Video Download)

Create larger, dimensional forms that are lightweight, comfortable, and less expensive as you explore the basic construction techniques that make hollow rings possible.
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Join master metalsmith and toolmaker Bill Fretz in 6 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to transform flat metal sheet into 3-D shapes by hammering.

Boost your jewelry-making skills with how-tos for 5 unique hollow-ring projects. Create larger, dimensional forms that are lightweight, comfortable, and less expensive as you explore the basic construction techniques that make hollow rings possible. Plus, discover expert how-tos for annealing, soldering, setting stones, texturing, and much more.

Download your copy of this dynamic video today to:

  • Discover hammering and forming techniques to create curves only possible in metal.
  • Create a unique rotating design with a spinning band over a concave textured ring.
  • Incorporate stones into your pieces with expert setting instructions for a dazzling domed ring.
  • Form a perfectly planished inlaid ring with endless design capabilities.
  • Learn to create complex looking designs by understanding the simple logic for each step.
  • And much, much more!

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Tools for Hollow Rings
  • Floating Pair: Convex on Concave
  • Fixed Pair: Rounded Square on Comfort
  • Domed with Stone: Pattern and Bands
  • Domed with Stone: Bezel and Solder Together
  • Inlaid Ebony Ring

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About the Author
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. Bill can also be seen in his two additional DVDs, Basic Jewelry Hammering and Forming and Jewelry Hammering and Forming Jewelry, Volume 2.

SKU: EP5111

Author/Speaker/Editor: William Fretz

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Hollow Rings Review by Pamela
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Part I of this video is a bit repetitious at first explaining several ways to address one process, Bill Fretz does give great instruction in creating several different styles of hollow rings. Most of the tooling used in the video is Fretz stakes and hammers; it is beneficial to see them used and for what purpose. Other tooling suggestions are made and demonstrated throughout the video as well. The use of paper patterns is demonstrated to good advantage.

(Posted on 5/13/14)