Foldforming: Leaf Pendant + Earrings

Fold forming is a technique using the metals characteristics to bring organic dimension and form to cut out shapes of metal quickly. Experimenting with copper and basic forged line folds we will create leaf and pod forms. Learning to anneal (soften) our metal and open our hammered folds will reveal our unique shapes. Filing, finishing and adding findings will make our art wearable. You will have the opportunity to complete a pair of earrings and a pendant. Traditional jewelers hand tools, torch and drill press will be utilized.

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About the Instructor

Jeannine Metzfield

Jeannine’s journey forged a path into metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, as well as to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth and connection to spirit.

Jeannine can be found on Instagram @jsmartistry_jeannine, or via email, Her Etsy site is

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Foldforming: Leaf Pendant + Earrings

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Class Details
October 2610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $95.00
Member Tuition: $85.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jeannine Metzfield
Level: Beginner