New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry

Metal stamping techniques revealed! Join Aisha Formanski for this book exploring jewelry stamping forms and 20 must-make projects!

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Explore new techniques to punch up your designs!

Discover the versatility and inspiration of metal stamping


Join jewelry artist and teacher Aisha Formanski to learn metal stamping and texturing techniques in her book New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry: 20 Clever and Easy Stamped Projects. Inspired by Mexican and western-style art, learn the steps needed to craft your own unique and beautiful jewelry stamping projects using this versatile technique.

Explore how to punch and manipulate metal with proper form to create consistent, beautiful textures. Discover the steps and techniques you’ll need to create everything from following a pattern to creating an embroidery inspired design.

Then, let metal punching take center stage as you discover how to make hand punched jewelry with 20 clever and easy projects. Make earrings that combine metal stamping and wire wrapping, craft a cold connected copper pendant with a unique stacked shape, make a showpiece ring with striking texture in place of a stone, and much more. With projects arranged from beginner to advanced, easily develop your skills using punching techniques.

Order your copy of this metal stamping book today to:

  • Learn the ins and outs of precision metal punching: from specific supply lists, basic metalsmithing techniques, using patina to add interest, and more.
  • Uncover new ways to incorporate metal punching as the primary visual element of your jewelry designs with projects including bead caps, wall decoration, bails, and more.
  • Utilize the techniques to create your own designs with print out templates and patterns.
  • Break away from silver with projects that use alternative metals including copper, brass, and more.
  • Be inspired by textural elements – use these techniques to successfully create inspiring jewelry elements, add decoration to your metal designs, and more!


Author/Speaker/Editor: Aisha Formanski

File/Trim Size: 8.5" x 10.25"

Format: Book

Number Of Pages: 128

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Tools and Materials
The Basic Tools for Punching
Tools for Shaping
Tools for Cutting
Tools for Filing and Sanding
Tools for Making Holes
Tools for Hammering
Patinas and Sealers
The Little Things that Bring It All Together
Optional Tools

Chapter 2. The Punching Technique

Chapter 3. Metalworking Techniques
Cutting and Sawing
Filing and Sanding
Making Holes

Chapter 4. Patina and Polishing

Chapter 5. Projects
The Carousel Cuff
Weaver Stitched Earrings
Auburn Dapped Earrings
Sylvia Shrine Necklace
Belle Pendant
Blackwater Riveted Bangles
Portage Bracelet
Calhoun Tiles Bracelet
Tamarac Hoop Earrings
Josephine Crescent Necklace
Waverly Necklace
Cowgirl Ring
Cascade Cluster Earrings
Charms and Pendants
Harriet Bouquet Necklace
Half Moon Bead Caps
Wrapped Bailed Stone Pendants
Birch Bezeled Tile Pendant and Earrings
Hello Owl Wall Piece
Found Objects

Punch and Template Patterns

About the Author

Aisha Formanski has worked in the beading and jewelry industry since 1994. Teaching bead-weaving, Precious Metal Clay, metalworking, wire working, resin and yarn spinning has been a strong passion of hers. Her creative endeavors focus on traditional crafts blended with the newest techniques. She currently works on the Education Team


Author/Speaker/Editor: Aisha Formanski

File/Trim Size: 8.5" x 10.25"

Format: Book

Number Of Pages: 128