Press forming is a simple process which opens up exciting possibilities for introducing a three dimensional element to jewellery making.
Sheet metal is pressed into a mould, using the controlled power of a hydraulic press, to create hollow 3D forms. In this course you will learn how to make a reusable mould and to create multiple forms which can then be soldered or hinged together to form bespoke beads, boxes or small containers. This technique lends itself to a wide range of jewellery pieces including brooches, lockets, pendants and earrings. Students will explore ways of introducing pattern and texture. Simple patina recipes will also be demonstrated to colour finished pieces. This course is suitable for beginners and more advanced students. Some silver will be provided as part of the course fee, with more available to purchase at cost price.
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