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Form and Function: Engineering for Multiples with Jayne Redman

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Friday, March 11, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, March 13, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Cost: $825.00

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Take your designs from flat to three dimensional with this in-depth workshop from Jayne Redman. Learn the innovative design and assembly concepts that Jayne has developed over 40 plus years of metalsmithing. Jayne will teach you the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, faux hinge assembly, and tab construction. She will show you how to use your computer as a design tool and how to duplicate the same steps manually. 

Learn how to make blanking (pancake) dies to quickly cut out the shapes you develop in class and get lost in the process of experimenting with forming and assembly. Speed up your production or incorporate identical shapes in one-of-a-kind pieces.  

Techniques taught:

  • • Developing flat patterns used for three dimensional forms
  • • Prototyping with heavy aluminum foil
  • • Using your computer as a design tool or creating the same design manually.  
  • • Layout for a correctly designed blanking die
  • • How to correctly use a saw frame and choosing saw blades for sawing tool steel
  • • How to determine rotational angle of your bench pin relative to thickness of tool steel and saw blade
  • • How to saw a blanking die out of tool steel
  • • How to use a hydraulic press or bench vise to blank out metal with blanking dies
  • • Tips and tricks using flex shaft accessories
  • • How to make your own forming tools


This course is available as a live online class.


A kit of materials for this class is $120 and purchaseable directly from Jayne. 

Online students will have kits mailed to them. International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address used with your registration is the correct one for shipping.

A handout will be included with the kit. On the last page of the handout is a list of tools and materials Jayne uses in her work. She will be demonstrating or mentioning many of them. 

Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. 

A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class. An additional device and holder to position it over your work space allowing the instructor to see your work. 


About Our Interactive Online Classes

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC). 

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.


Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



Basic metalworking skills are required (sawing, drilling ,soldering, filing, and flexshaft use). 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Jayne Redman

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times Register
Wed. Mar 9, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Mar 10, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Fri. Mar 11, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Sat. Mar 12, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Sun. Mar 13, 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Form and Function: Engineering for Multiples with Jayne Redman

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