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Microfolding and Corrugation with Cynthia Eid

Friday, February 25, 2022, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, February 27, 2022, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Cost: $865.00

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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 a live online class.

There is no kit for this class.

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. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

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.

  • Microfolding Brake
  •         Note: You can either purchase a brake or rent a brake fromthe instructor for cost of shipping for this class. Additional information about this is in your registration supply PDF.
  • Confirming pliers
  • Torch for annealing- large butane, fuel/air, dual fuel
  • Pickle and pickle pot
  • Copper, bamboo, or plastic tongs for the pickle.
  • Bowl of water for quenching
  • Surface for annealing
  • Old towel or paper towels to dry metal. 
  • Steel or brass dapping block and punches 
  • Steel bench block
  • Rawhide or plastic mallet 
  • Pro Shears or Joyce Chen kitchen shears
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Easy or medium paste solder
  • Easy or medium sheet solder
  • Diamond bur set
  • Flexshaft/Dremel or Pin vise drill 
  • Circle template OR disc cutter 
  • Half round hand file
  • Bench pin
  • Saw frame
  • Saw blades
  • Needle files
  • 34ga copper sheet
  • 28ga copper sheet
  • 1-1.5mm drill bit
  • Masking tape
  • Holder for your cell phone

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class


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). 

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.

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


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


Instructor: Cynthia Eid

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times Register
Fri. Feb 25, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Sat. Feb 26, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Sun. Feb 27, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Microfolding and Corrugation with Cynthia Eid

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