Learn about adding texture to metal

In our classes at Jewel Envy we teach several ways to add texture onto metal transforming the surface. Check out some images below for descriptions of what is used to create texture

Hammered textured band rings. The dappled texture on these was created by using a ball peen hammer across the surface. This is close to the final step in creating a ring!

You can learn how to make a band ring in either a one day class, or as the first (of three) projects in our 8 week introductory fabrication; upcoming class dates:

Monday September 26th – 8 Week Introductory Fabrication

Saturday October 15th – One Day Band Ring

Cuttlefish castings. The ripples are the natural texture of the cuttlefish. After carving a shape into a cuttlefish bone you pour molten metal into the cavity capturing the unique patterns of the material.

You can learn how to make a cuttlefish casting as the second of three projects in the 8 week casting class; upcoming class:

Tuesday October 18th – 8 Week Casting

Roller printed earrings. For these pieces the texture is added to the metal first using a rolling mill and fabric. After the pieces are shaped and made into their final form.

You can learn how to roller print for the second of three projects in our 8 week introductory fabrication class; upcoming class:

Monday September 26th – 8 Week Introductory Fabrication

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Please note we are still requiring all class participants to show proof of full vaccination for COVID 19 at or before the start of class unless you have a signed medical exemption. For us this means 2 shots and any boosters that are recommended and available to your age group.  Masks are also still required for the duration of the time spent inside Jewel Envy.