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Microfolding can also be called corrugation. The wavy undulations add strength to thin metal, making it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, jewelry. Join Cynthia Eid on this in-depth, in person adventure into the possiblities of microfolding metal!
This process offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming. A wide variety of techniques and textural possibilities will be demonstrated, including fanfolds and ribbon forms, smocking, confirming, pleating, fold forming, using a corrugation compressor, and making microfolded beads. Each demonstration is followed by work time to practice the skills you are learning. Process, technique, and design are emphasized in this class, rather than being project-oriented. This course is appropriate for participants with the basic skills of Jewelry 1 as well as advanced students and professionals.
Techniques covered include:
- Microfolding basics
- Various styles and uses of microfolds including fan folds, ribbons, smocking, pleating
- Creation of microfolded beads
- Microfolding combined with foldforming
- Confirming and compressing folds
- Exploration of corrugation possiblities
- Designing with microfolding
This course is available as an in-person workshop only.
A kit of materials for this class is $83 and payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Kits will be waiting for you on your first day. Payment to the instructor can be via check (preferred), cash, credit card, or Paypal.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. For this class, there is an option to purchase your own Microfolding brake prior to class, see registration email for more information.
Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students.
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.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Basic metalsmithing skills such as cutting, drilling, soldering, and finishing are required. Jewelry 1 or equivalent experience from other classes will give you these techniques. This class has a lot to offer everyone from beginning students through advanced professionals.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA