Beads and Yarn

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Cost: $165.00

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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Foldforming is a fantastic technique for turning sheet metal into dramatically textured forms, like cuffs, stars, flowers and leaves. This technique combines origami and metalwork to make beautiful surfaces on jewelry by repeatedly folding and unfolding metal sheet in different patterns. Anat will also demonstrate how to add more texture with some of her favorite tools.

Students will learn the techniques for folding, forging, and annealing as they make a fold formed cuff, earrings, pendant and more in this fun 1 day workshop.

Techniques taught:
• Annealing
• Foldforming
• Forging
• Techniques for adding texture to metal
• Patina

A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped. The required tools are not included in the materials kit. 

A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.

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

Tools for this Class

This is a list of required tools you’ll need to have in order 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. These tools are not included in the kit of materials. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. 

Steel bench block
Fire brick
Tile to put fire brick on
Dish for water - 8” x 6”
Rawhide mallet
4 oz Riveting hammer or hammer?
Dull knife
Blazer big shot butane torch

A computer, tablet or smartphone with the free Zoom app to join the class

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and 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).

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.

Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancellations.



This class is open to beginners - all levels welcome. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Anat Silvera

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.


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