Fold forming…first attempts






Finished pieces below. Paired to show front and back.




I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while, especially to make some of my own leaves out of brass and copper. I knew I wanted to patina them. As I was preparing a bunch of other components to patina, I tried folding some 24 gauge metal, hammering it, and then opening it. Of course I wanted instant gratification, so I stopped with one fold, cleaned up the edges and then textured the open surfaces with hammers and a stamp.

Next time I will take the time to anneal the metal after the first fold, and try a few more folds.



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4 responses to “Fold forming…first attempts

  1. Anita Ghaemi

    Beautiful job


  2. This is your first attempt at fold forming? Seriously?! Gorgeous!


    • Barb Fernald

      Thanks. I was surprised at how easy it was. Maybe because I had no expectations, and wasn’t following any specific directions. Freedom to explore.


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