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)


Cost: $865

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

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.


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


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



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. 


Cynthia Eid (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 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.