|Wide Concave Cuffs: Handwrought Metal #2 with Bill Fretz DVD
In this video Bill Fretz explains in great detail the correct way to sink concave metal into a bracelet form. Using Fretz stakes and Fretz hammers, Bill shows you how to form concave metal in great HD video with plenty of closeups and clear precise language.
The Wide Concave Cuffs DVD covers various projects. The main theme is how to form concave shapes. Covering the concept of sinking metal into concave stakes and then planishing them is what this DVD is about. Once those techniques are understood the shapes possible to you as metalsmith become unlimited.
Bill uses a wide variety of his specialty stakes he offers and explains there uses helping to unlock the power of these tools for your designs. Explore the design variations on concave metal forming. Push the metal from flat surfaces to sculptural shapes with hammers and stakes.
Run Time: Approximately 63min
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.|