Metalsmith Essentials: Textures and Patinas (Video Download)

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to get started texturing and patinating jewelry by hand or with a rolling mill.
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Join the Metalsmith Essentials revolution.
The fabricationista, Helen Driggs, is back with another 2-part video!

Now you can learn how to make your own richly textured handmade metal jewelry, step by step.

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to get started texturing and patinating jewelry by hand or with a rolling mill.

Master texturing basics and boost your skills with step-by-step expert how-tos for hammering textures, metal stamping, adding texture to 3-D forms, the use of a rolling mill, and more!

Then, add color and depth to your jewelry pieces with the use of commercial patinas and earth-friendly metal-coloring methods.

Download your copy of this dynamic video to:

  • Discover the safe and proper way to transfer textures onto metal with the use of a rolling mill.
  • Learn fool-proof techniques for laying out text and designs for metal stamping.
  • Add visual interest to your pieces by preserving and creating textures on 3-D forms.
  • Learn how to clean and prep your piece to accept a patina for maximum success.
  • Add depth and volume with a variety of patinas using simple household chemicals.
  • And more!

Watch two full hours of exciting metalsmith essentials on your own time. This two-part video allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry class you can watch again and again!

Table of Contents

Part 1:
Safety
Annealing
Cleaning Your Metal
Low-tech Textures
Stamping
Texturing with Hammers

Part 2:
Texturing 3D Objects
Texturing with a Rolling Mill
Advanced Rolling Mill Textures
Household Patinas
Commercial Patinas

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About the Author

HELEN DRIGGS is the senior editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. A BFA graduate of Moore College of Art, she has worked as an information graphics artist, art director, writer, and editor. She is a member of PSG, CoMA, and SNAG. Follow her on Twitter: @fabricationista. Read her blog: materialsmithing.wordpress.com.

SKU: EP3437

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Yes and No Review by Marnie
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Nearly two hours running time there is much to be learned on texturing metals using many different techniques and a bonus for me was the rolling mill tutorial which I very much appreciated.

I was disappointed there was only 15 minutes devoted to patina's as learning more advanced and different patina techniques was my sole purpose for purchase of this video. The techniques shown are very basic.

I own several of Helen's videos and prefer the ones where she is dressed to work as she seems more comfortable, there is less rapid hand movement which can be quite a distraction.

I'm going to rate this video a 4+ for the Texturing content, however if you are looking for more detailed information on Patina's this video is not a good source for it.

(Posted on 12/22/13)