|Wide Convex Cuffs: Handwrought Metal #1 with Bill Fretz DVD
In this video Bill Fretz explains in great detail the correct way to raise convex metal into a bracelet form. Using Fretz stakes and Fretz hammers, Bill shows you how to flute metal in great HD video with plenty of closeups and precise yet understandable language.
The techniques covered are about raising and planishing domed shapes. Raising domed metal is compressing the metal against the stake. Planishing is smoothing the metal with overlapping hammer blows. You will find these techniques useful in all areas of metal forming.
Bill also shows a unique way to use chasing pitch as a flexible foundation for forming metal. Each project is a start for your own design ideas. Take the projects and transform them with the endless variations possible in this fascinating medium.
Run Time: Approximately 58min
This DVD includes a full color booklet that makes for a handy reference that can help reinforce the skills viewed on the DVD.
|BILL FRETZ fell in love with jewelry making his junior year in high school, trained at the school For American Craftsmen at R.I.T in Rochester, New York, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art before opening his first workshop in 1970. Bill and his wife, Marian, moved to Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1974, the same year both were in the World Silver Show in Mexico City. Over the past decade, Bill turned his love of silversmithing tools into a business that has grown from a small line of jeweler's stakes to a complete line of stakes and hammers manufactured by his son Jordan's workshop in Vietnam.|