Just a quick post to show you what I've been up to with fold forming... big and little pendants. This first one is substantial; about 2.5" at the widest point. The second photo is a side view that shows depth and texture a little better.
The second is a charm pendant with a copper fold formed piece as its focal point. The copper charm is about 1.5" long; the stones are red agate and the rest is sterling silver. I really like how this ripple effect transforms the metal. The metal I used was so lightweight that without the ripples it would be too flimsy to wear, but rippling results in a very strong, inflexible charm. It's a fun texture that will have you touching and playing with your necklace as you wear it :)
Next week at this time I'll be on my way to New York for a 4-day workshop with master goldsmith and inventor of fold forming, Charles Lewton-Brain. I am so excited. I'll try to post before I leave but no promises. When I get back, though, I'll post my workshop practice.
I also had an unscheduled mid-week blog post showing a custom wedding band I just completed, along with a jeweler's tip that could save you some money and heartache someday. If you haven't seen it, take a look.
See you again soon!
Sue Lacy Wired
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Over time it became a quest to support & connect metalsmiths around the globe who use foldforming techniques in their work.
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