Fold forming is a creative and dynamic way to manipulate metal. This practical guide explains the process, starting with simple line folds and showing how a few techniques can reveal the rich potential of the method. Written for jewellers and metalsmiths, it goes on to explore the many beautiful ways in which fold forming can be used to distort and shape metal to incredible effect. It introduces the concept of fold forming by exploring different methods and types of single folds; it covers how to create multiple folds in sheet metal using hammers and then the rolling mill to forge folds; it explains how microfolding is particularly suited to jewellery and smallwork, and can be used to strengthen thin material. Finally, it encourages interpretation, experimentation and development of the techniques to produce original pieces.
Fold Forming for Jewellers and Metalsmiths by Louise Mary Muttitt
About the author
Louise Mary Muttitt is a designer silversmith who works in south Derbyshire, where she continues to develop her unique style of fold forming. Louise also teaches jewellery and silversmithing classes. She has also written Making Silver Jewellery for Crowood.
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