Fretz Basic Bangle Tool Collection
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When you want to learn a new technique, it's best to study with the best teacher you can. Master jeweler and tool designer Bill Fretz is well known for his expertise and in this exclusive collection, he'll give you the essential skills you'll need to advance your metal forming techniques to the next level. This tool collection combined with Bill's instruction lets you study with a top-notch teacher, learn at your own pace and on your own time. It's like having a private lesson from a master metalsmith right in your own home studio!
Bill demonstrates the use of stakes and his techniques for creating unique textures and forms in metal. Plus, learn how he uses the stakes included in this collection to make a variety of convex and concave bracelets. As you learn and create, you'll discover how to experiment with the design, shape and depth of curves and surface textures and master the knowledge needed to use different hammer and stake combinations for your own work. This curated collection of tools and instruction will unlock the metalsmithing mysteries of hammers and stakes when used for forming, forging, raising, and more!
You can't go wrong with stakes and instruction curated by award-winning jewelry artist and tool designer Bill Fretz!
See what's inside this basic collection:
Fretz H-1L Long Holder with Hardware
The H-1L stake holder has a longer reach so your jewelry projects won't bump the workbench as you work. The H-1Ls is designed to hold with the original Fretz tools along with the larger Mushroom Stakes of the M-100 series. This essential piece of equipment also comes with 6mm socket head nuts and bolts so you can secure it to your work surface with ease.
Fretz M-113 20mm Convex Cuff Stake
Create bracelets quickly and easily with this convex cuff stake! Designed to fit into the H-1L holder, the M-113 stake has a slightly thinner profile than similar stakes that makes it perfect for raising flat tubing into bracelets.
Fretz M-114 10mm Convex Cuff Stake
The M-114 stake, created to fit securely in the H-1L stake holder, is great for doming a very narrow bracelets or cuffs. Plus, you can use it to roll and refine the edges of hollow vessels.
Fretz M-107 Extra Small Convex Cuff Stake
This handy stake fits perfectly into the H-1L Long Holder and is actually three small concave stakes in one. The M-107 has an axial or rotational curve of 2" in each of the concave areas that is perfect for creating narrow bangle and cuff bracelets.
Metalsmith Essentials: Hammer Textures and Forms: Master 20+ Specialty Jewelry Tools with Bill Fretz
Join expert metalsmith and jewelry tool designer Bill Fretz for his video workshop dedicated to creating forms and textures with hammers. Learn about forming and forging, discover how to add exciting surface textures, and create beautiful mirror finishes through expert planishing. Not only will you learn how to use your hammers effectively, but you will see the diverse uses they have. Learn the right way to wield a hammer for control when hammering metal sheet, wire, and rods. Plus, Bill shows how to use specialty hammers in combination with holders and stakes for ultimate precision.
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2016
Peruse through the pages of this magazine to discover tools that you must add into your collection so you can design delicate jewelry and empower your knowledge on metalsmithing, find unique stone-setting projects that display visual movement and intricate patterns, and learn insider information for the annual Tucson Show! There are also in-depth articles that examine the Chrysotile and Serpentine stones, providing you with jewelry making tips and techniques to add these gem stones to your collection. From silver bangles that focus on hammering different curvature and shape, to lockets that share your metal working secrets, this issue has you experimenting and refining your skills!
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