Metalsmith Essentials: Textures & Patinas Part 1

In the first section of this two part series, Metalsmith Essentials: Textures and Patinas Part 1, Helen Driggs will take you through the basics of adding texture and patinas to your jewelry designs

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In the first section of this two part series, Metalsmith Essentials: Textures and Patinas Part 1, Helen Driggs will take you through the basics of adding texture and patinas to your jewelry designs. Her safety procedures will ensure that your jewelry making experience is fun and safe. She'll teach you about annealing, low-tech tools that will add lots of texture to your work, creative design stamps that you can make, and more!

Don't forget to watch Metalsmith Essentials: Textures and Patinas Part 2!

You'll Love This Jewelry Video If:

  • You want to make your own texture rich jewelry designs
  • You'd like to have color and depth in your work
  • You want to use other tools like a rolling mill or metal stamps

In Metalsmith Essentials: Textures and Patinas Part 1 You'll Learn:

  • Safety procedures and guidelines before you start
  • Techniques for annealing to add texture to your metals
  • About low-tech tools that create high impact texture

A Word From the Author:

"Now suppose you have a plain hemisphere like this and you look at your piece and say, “I wish I put a hammer texture on there but I've already domed it, I don't have any more silver, what do I do?" Well you can use the ball dap in your vice like an anvil." — Helen Driggs

About the Author:

Helen Driggs is a Senior Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and regular instructor for the magazine's DVD series, Metalsmith Essentials. She graduated with her BFA from Moore College of Art and has since had experience as as an information graphics artist, art director, writer and editor.

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