So in my search for tutorials I also came across some for fold forming metal. What the heck is that you say...well it is a technique where you heat metal and fold it to form various designs and shapes. You'll see what I've come up with in a minute or so.
So here I am at mid life with 2 torches, metal, enamels and various tools learning a new (to me) art form. I started small by using the items Barbara sent in my kit for some practice.
Now this is the successful one...like I said I burned some stuff up. Oh and when you got to Tractor Supply in a sundress and strappy sandals they look at you funny. But they have 18 gauge copper wire and welding supplies and mapp gas...and they are like 2 minutes from my house.
Some things bombed, but enough came out pretty good that I started to use them in jewelry. Here are pictures of what I've been creating.
|My first fold formed leaf on and enamel and patina drop|
|I combined the enameled washer with my fold formed leaf and an enameled head pin|
|This was a gift for my stepdaughter. The rings are patinaed and stamped with her kids names|
|Abstract flowers and another patinaed and enameled piece|
|fold formed lily with enameled stamens|
|Enamel and Patina on hand forged flowers|
|another fold formed lily|
|Love this bead cap|
|Fold formed leaf, patina enameled stamen|