Forming for Multiples with Jayne Redman

Friday, December 10, 2021; 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, December 11, 2021; 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, December 12, 2021; 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Monday, December 13, 2021; 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT (Pacific Time)


Cost: $625

This class is already under way. Please see below for any other available workshop dates.

Metal is a magical material that can be stretched, compressed, bent, curved and twisted. The same piece can take on an entirely different shape depending on how it is formed. This workshop will explore developing patterns and forming processes for metal sheet. Join Jayne Redman, the master of multiples as she shows you tools and techniques that allow you to push your pieces into a new world. 

Making blanking dies will give you the ability to quickly cut out duplicates of your pieces giving you the freedom to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembly.
Working with your unique shapes will require making unique forming tools. Using wood, hard and thermal plastic and steel we will design tools that will give you consistent results. We will also work with ways to assemble multiple forms by soldering or using cold connections.

The goal will be to take an idea through the pattern development stage and explore multiple forming techniques for the resulting shape. You will make tools specifically for each forming process, resulting in finished pieces. Jayne will initially give each student a choice of shapes to work with as practice pieces to teach concepts and demonstrate the tools she created to develop each form.


Techniques coverd include: 

  • Pattern development for multiples
  • Design considerations for multiples
  • Creation and use of blanking dies
  • Forming methods and strategies for consistent results
  • Understanding forming steps in series
  • Creation and use of custom tools to aid forming 
  • Exploration of one shape with multiple forming options
  • Finishing shapes into completed pieces of jewelry


This class is available as an online class. 

This class meets for 4 days, with 2.5 hour morning and afternoon sessions each day with a 2 hour break between for a total of 20 hours of instruction.


A kit of materials needed for this class is $140, and is payable directly to Jayne. The kit includes material for dies and forming, as well as other needed supplies. 



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.


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


Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Bonny Doon hydraulic press or Harbor Freight bench press or Large bench vise
  • Flexshaft/dremel
  • Center punch or small ball bur
  • Dividers
  • Bur life
  • #58 or #60 drill bits
  • 6" deep sawframe
  • Flat or half round hand file or heatless wheels and mandrel
  • Snap-on sanding disc and mandrel
  • 18 and 22ga copper and/or brass
  • Joyce Chen shears or Pro shears
  • Double stick tape
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler
  • Paper, including tracing paper and white printer/copier paper. 
  • Drawing materials including rulers, Sharpie markers, pencils and erasers, compasses, and plastic circle and oval templates
  • Apron 
  • Dust mask
  • Safety Glasses and eye magnification if needed

Also needed (contact Jayne to add these into your kit)

  • Jayne Redman Rotational Bench Pin: Dovetail Base with Aluminum Surface
  • Jayne Redman Dovetail Mounting Plate
  • Magnetic protractor

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




This is a workshop for intermediate to advanced students with good sawing skills. A previous class on making blanking dies with Jayne Redman is not a pre-requisite but would allow you to take those skills further.


Jayne Redman (Guest)

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.

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

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 with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

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).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

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.

For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.