The techniques I want to learn next are known as flush setting and foldforming. Flush setting involves taking a small faceted stone and setting it in metal in such a way that the top of the stone rests flush with the surrounding metal. For example notice how the stones in this ring by myheartmonster are set directly into the metal of the rings band.
The other technique that I would love to learn is known as foldforming. This is a technique in which sheet metal is folded, hammered and manipulated in various ways to give the resulting piece three dimensionality and shape. Here are just a few awesome examples of this technique.
This technique doesn't require any specialized tools. All that you really need is a hammer and a vise and a good pair of earplugs probably wouldn't be a bad thing. So I might tackle this one first. I will try to keep you all posted on my successes and failures as I embark on teaching myself yet another new way to manipulate metal and make pretty little trinkets. Wish me luck.
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- Jessica @ Abella Blue - www.abellablue.com/blog
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- Scrollwork Designs - www.thesquarepegnation.blogspot.com
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- Heather - http://mistyridgedesigns.blogspot.com
- Brandy - http://thefrogspond.wordpress.com
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