|Metalsmith Essentials: Shell Forming for Jewelry Making with Hammers and Stakes with Andrea Harvin-Kennington DVD
Join metalsmith Andrea Harvin-Kennington and learn how to form flawless metal shapes that can be combined into stunning floral motifs! With expert tool recommendations, technique information, and more, this is a must-have video workshop!
You'll love this if:
* You want to learn how to form metal towards itself and in opposing directions.
* You want to explore ways to layer metal to create floral designs.
* You are interested in advancing your metalsmithing skills and learning how to manipulate metal.
MAKE YOUR METAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL WITH MICRO SHELL FORMING!
Manipulate and move metal with steps for this technical skill.
Join acclaimed metalsmith Andrea Harvin-Kennington for her workshop that shrinks shell forming down to a smaller size for jewelry making. Uncover important steps, materials, and considerations for successfully adding micro shell forming to your jewelry designs.
Discover how to curve metal in the same direction and create small synclastic forms efficiently. Then, examine how metal moves in opposing directions and make breathtaking anticlastic forms. Once you master the synclastic and anticlastic technique, mix them together in a single project to add elegant dimension to your metal jewelry designs. Learn how to strategically layer these structural metal forms within one another to create delicate floral pieces and other motifs.
* Learn what to look for (and not) as you form tapered tubes, or spiculums, and synclastic and anticlastic shapes from metal.
* Discover the right tools for forming your metal effectively with detailed tool recommendations and tips (including creating your own anticlastic form from a scrap piece of wood).
* Watch as Andrea demonstrates these metalsmithing skills and draws helpful illustrations to clarify the necessary steps.
* See how metal moves and can be shaped with up-close shots and step-by-step directions.
* And more!
|Metalsmith Andrea Harvin-Kennington has been involved in the metals industry for more than 25 years. She earned her MFA in Metals Design from East Carolina University in 1994 and apprenticed with Betty Helen Longhi from 1995-1997. During her apprenticeship, Andrea began teaching at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and taught there until 2010. She has owned and operated Kennington Designs since 1994. In 2009, Andrea established NC Black Co. in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she and her team craft micro-tools for metalworking.|