Metalsmith Essentials Basic Fabrication with Helen Driggs DVD

Take your skills and jewelry designs to the next level with the versatility of metal jewelry making.
SKU: 11BD08
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Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in 9 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to fabricate metal jewelry pieces! Take your skills and jewelry designs to the next level with the versatility of metal jewelry making.

Master metalsmithing basics as you boost your jewelry-making skills with these essential techniques for getting started with metal, including how-tos in sawing, filing, hammering, forging, and much more!

Discover the different types of metal and learn how to use them in your own jewelry. Making expert techniques easy to use, Helen covers the fundamentals of metal jewelry making with copper, brass, and silver metals.  

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Stay safe and get started the right way with a comprehensive metal jewelry making  tools and materials overview.
  • Master metalsmithing must-knows:  punch and drill holes for your own cold connections, saw shapes for one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, and more.
  • Make your mark on your metal jewelry designs with texturing, stamping, and forming.
  • Discover the "secrets of the bench" with tricks to making the most of your metal.
  • Add dimension and intrigue to your pieces with grove and fold techniques.
  • Create professional-quality metal jewelry designs with filing and finishing how-tos.
  • And more!

Plus! Learn Helen's tricks to making your own sanding stick, sawing out your own designs, creating a sample texture bracelet, and more!

Watch two full hours of exciting metal jewelry making essentials on your own time. This two-part set allows you to start and stop when it's convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry making class you can watch again and again!


Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 11BD08
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596684119
Author/Designer Helen I. Driggs
Customer Reviews (6)
Superb and Interesting Instruction
These videos are superb. Helen Driggs is an excellent teacher. Her emphasis on safety and basic studio awareness begins the instruction. She covers every possible cold connection, explains in detail how each one is done, and provides the viewer/student with a way of thinking about designing their own pieces. .

I would recommend these videos to anyone and I'm going to purchase more of her videos. This was a great pleasure to immerse myself in. Job well done! Thank you!
Review by Jacqualine-marie (Posted on 3/30/2016)
Helen is an outstanding teacher..I will watch this again. I love her down to earth and functional ways. She always takes into account that some people cannot afford to buy every fancy tools, so her suggestions for doing it the old fashioned way was superb!!
Ten stars for Helen..
Review by Pamela (Posted on 8/12/2014)
Great for Beginners
I purchased this DVD set as one of the reviews indicated that it was for beginners and intermediate metalsmiths. I consider myself the latter. Helen does a very good job of explaining everything as she demonstrates, but I got nothing from the DVD's. I would consider this a very good purchase for beginners, but a waste of time/money for intermediates. Review by Brenda (Posted on 1/28/2014)
I was watching the DVD's and my husband started watching too. The instructions and demonstrations were great. Helen Driggs did a great job of explaining and I'm ready to learn new projects! Hurray! Review by Diane (Posted on 12/28/2013)
I learned a lot of tips! Very professional teaching. Recommended! Review by Benjamin Pastrana (Posted on 8/17/2011)
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This is what I have been waiting for, a private workshop! I don't have to take notes and I can go back over and over in between practice sessions. Wonderful suggestions for practice metal. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, do not hesitate, there is something for you. Clear, concise directions with some novel new ideas (for me)on tools. Please tell me that this is a series and that the next tape is in post-production and ready for sale. Review by Christine Dycio (Posted on 1/3/2011)
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