Metalsmith Essentials: Create Spirals, Tubes, and Other Curves for Jewelry Making Video Download

Join Helen. I Driggs to discover expert metalsmithing techniques for crafting tubes, spirals, and serpentine forms in your jewelry designs in this detailed jewelry making DVD.

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From antiquity, to modern day!
Explore the potential spirals and tubes offer your jewelry designs

Join Senior Editor Helen I. Driggs for Metalsmith Essentials: Create Spirals, Tubes, and Other Curves for Jewelry Making a jewelry making DVD devoted to one of the oldest and most common shapes in nature – the spiral. Discover different metalsmithing techniques for crafting this lovely form.

From wire to metal sheet, Helen goes in-depth with the steps you for crafting spirals, tubes, and other curves. Dive into ancient designs that are still used today – the spicula from the Greeks and the spiculum from the Romans. Boost your jewelry making skills as you go step-by-step through the process of creating these forms easily and correctly.

Order your copy of this workshop DVD today to:

  • Advance your techniques with 12 detailed lessons to master crafting spirals, tubes, and other curves out of wire and metal sheet.
  • Explore different metalsmith techniques for crafting spiral shapes, from bending wire with pliers to beating metal sheet into submission.
  • Explore the jewelry making tools, materials, and steps needed to create various forms.
  • Spend less time guessing with “fabricationista” Helen’s detailed directions and expert tips for successfully mastering these forms.
  • Learn tips to make tubing, then go beyond to craft any size spiculum with ease.
  • And more!

You’ll be blown away with the number of techniques we’ve packed into a single jewelry making workshop DVD. Don’t miss out on these metal jewelry making secrets that will advance your techniques. Get your copy today and start creating your own jewelry that showcases these beautiful forms. 

Additional Info
Additional Info
Product Type Video Download
File/Trim Size 3.35
Author/Designer Helen I. Driggs
Technique Metalsmithing
Customer Reviews (3)
learning while watching - and learning by doing!
Helen Driggs - great artist! Have learned a lot from her and her colleagues.
Before working with my own ideas, I tried to get to know the different techniques and possibilities and materials of jewelry making. This video is another addition to the downloads by Helen Driggs. - Each craftsman and each artist has his own way. So I have always learned something, even when comparing the techniques.
Spirals - a never ending theme in the entire universe - for me fascinating and in terms of symbols in jewelry design an archaic favorite topic . To Helen and all this talented artists: Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Review by Gisela (Posted on 6/10/2018)
This has to be the worst video I've bought from Interweave. She spent way too much time on spirals (anyone who's picked up a beading or wire working magazine knows about spirals), they're that basic. Hand made tubes were I guess theoretically interesting but truly how useful? Convince me by making a finished project with them. She was just getting to what I thought - because of the preview and description - was the meat of the video, hammer folding, when she quit...without finishing anything. Review by wickedcarrot (Posted on 7/21/2014)
very disappointing
I was expecting a LOT more for $30. no complete projects just some techniques. I suppose if you have never hammered wiire or metal you may find it interesting. Review by Metalsmith (Posted on 6/4/2014)
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