Fold-Forming Bracelets with the Master

  • $520.00
    Unit price per 

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Fold-Forming Bracelets with the Master
Instructor:  Charles Lewton-Brain
March 10 & March 11, Friday  & Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Class Fee: $520  | Materials List

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites:  Basic fold forming skill required

Master metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain developed and introduced the world to Fold Forming. Since then, many artists practice and teach the technique, however Charles is still the master! This intermediate workshop will focus on using foldforming methods for making bracelets, concentrating on techniques and folds that work for bracelets, and the most appropriate foldforming approaches for textures and designs.The workshop will includes chasing on air, and trapping gems.

Tools are simple: fingers, hammer, anvil and mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of metal often in one annealing. Forms made with this method resemble chased, constructed and soldered forms and can be made with most metals, including steel. You know that foldforming book you love? He wrote it! Basic fold forming skills required.

 Students MUST Bring:

  • 12"x 14" 24g Copper Sheet cut into strips: (available to purchase precut-Price TBA)
    12” long by 1½ inch wide strip x 1
    12” long by 2 inch wide strips x 2
    12” long by 2 ½ inch wide strips x 2
    12” long by 3 inch wide strip x 1

Students MAY Bring:

  • Stone beads or small cabochons
  • Sterling 24 g
  • Ear protection like ear muffs, ear plugs will be provided.

Instructor Bio:

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States to learn the skills he uses. His work is concerned with process and with beauty as well as function. He thinks of decision making in metal as drawing, working with the same sensibilities of mark and commitment as with pen and ink. Many pieces use a 'printmaking' approach to working metal, that is that the work is done in separate steps in groups and layers building towards the finished piece. Process and the tensions between nature and structure are part of his concerns. His work and writing on the results of his technical research, have been published internationally. In 1994 Brain Press was established which documents, publishes and markets the results of his research activities. His most recent publications include two major books in 2008, Foldforming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.

A distinguished Fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, he has lectured and taught in England, Germany, the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a consultant on the jewelry field, and has written expert witness reports regarding health and safety in US legal cases.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

Review our class cancellation policy HERE.

All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.