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Posted December 13th, 2017  /  Ends April 12th, 2018

Fundamentals of Die Forming: 3D Pendants

May 19-20, 2018

Come learn the fundamentals of Die-Forming utilizing the hydraulic press to create a handmade pendant in silver or copper. Participants will also learn the history of die-forming, modern practices, and the artists who employ this awesome and accessible technique in their works. Learn how to create your own handmade silhouette/non-conforming dies out of plexi-glass, while applying basic metalsmithing skills such as: measuring, sawing, and filing. We will create perfectly crafted dies and dynamic 3D forms utilizing our custom designs as well as dedicating time to annealing, hammering, and soldering techniques. Ashley will demonstrate roll printing, piercing techniques, polishing and patinas will also be introduced. The opportunity to incorporate alternative materials into final pieces will be an option. Everyone will go home with compelling finished pendant necklaces! Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor: Ashley Ernest (

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