What Is Water Casting and How Is It Done?

Humans have been casting metal for the past 5000 years!  Our world without casting is unimaginable!  Casting has also been used in jewellery making for thousands of years.  One of the beauties of Water Casting is that it’s a [ … ] Read More

What Is Fold Forming?

Fold forming is one of the most beautiful ways to sculpt metal into graceful shapes. This technique gives you the ability to transform flat metal into flowing, three dimensional shapes that have a natural, organic quality to them. The [ … ] Read More

The Beauty of COPPER and BRASS

COPPER and BRASS are wonderful alternative metals for jewellery making!  The price of precious metals can be prohibitive for jewellery making, but equally important are the wonderful qualities of Copper and Brass (an alloy of copper and zinc).  Copper [ … ] Read More

Safety In The Metalsmithing Studio

Ever hear the phrase, ” it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye”? It comes from ancient Rome, where anything was allowed in wrestling except for eye-gouging. Nowadays, parents often say it to their children to discourage [ … ] Read More

Soldering in the Round

Feeling uninspired? Not much to do in the studio? Or just plain “I don’t wanna!” but still feel like doing something? No worries, I have a great project for you which will become your new favorite soldering buddy. Make [ … ] Read More