Metalsmithing with Rolling Mills, Hammers, Paper & More: Create Stand-Out Metal Jewelry with Texture

My favorite thing about metal–copper and silver in particular–is how well it takes all kinds of textures. I love learning new ways to add texture to metal, using everything from rocks and coiled wire to metal stamps and hammers to hard-core metalsmithing tools like rolling mills.

metal stamped cuff bracelet Hoss Rogers

stamped cuff by Hoss Rogers

Metal stamps, texture hammers, and rolling mills provide an endless variety of options for metal textures, and you can learn important tips for using each one in Kirsten Denbow’s upcoming live web seminar, Surface Designs Techniques and Embellishments with Roller Printing, Stamps, and Hammers, this Wednesday, August 19 at 1pm ET.

textured metal sunglasses Kirsten Denbow

textured metal sunglasses by Kirsten Denbow

Should you hammer textures on metal before or after forming? Why must you only hammer on metal stamps with a brass hammer? Do you know the best way to flatten metal after it curves up during texturing? Why should metal passed through a rolling mill be larger than you actually want the end result to be? You’ll learn the answers to these questions and much more in Kirsten’s presentation, along with new tips for stamping words and designs on metal, tips for using a rolling mill with a variety of textured items, how to create mirror-image designs on metal, and more. Kirsten even shares her own unique process for creating frames with metal “drawings” inside that you can use to texture metal with any design you can imagine!

roller mill rolling mill paper textured metal Jennie Milner

paper textured metal by Jennie Milner

Learn to create textures on metal for your own one-of-a-kind metal jewelry designs live with Kirsten in Surface Designs Techniques and Embellishments with Roller Printing, Stamps, and Hammers on Wednesday, August 18, at 1pm ET.

rolling mill textured cuff Francine Ruth

textured metal cuff by Francine Ruth

In her online presentation, Kirsten will share images of her own work as well as that of other accomplished jewelry artists that features unique metal textures achieved with hammers, metal stamps, and a rolling mill paired with items like lace, leaves, even paper cutouts! If you want to add even more one-of-a-kind pizzazz to your own metal jewelry designs, do it with texture. Learn how with Kirsten in Surface Designs Techniques and Embellishments with Roller Printing, Stamps, and Hammers live this Wednesday!

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