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    Fold Form x3
    by Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs

    This tutorial uses the most basic fold forming technique, line folds, and takes the technique into 3 different directions for 3 projects in one.

    This lesson shows how to create folds in metal in order to create dimension and texture in your work. We will look at three different projects which take the fold formed metal in very different directions. You will learn to use the inherent properties of metal to your advantage - Work hardness becomes your friend!

    Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pieces look like!

    There are 39 pages, approximately 85 steps, and over 100 pictures and diagrams. There are also some bonus tips and alternative ideas.


    Flower Power Tutorial
    by Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs

    This tutorial will show you how to make a flower from sheet metal. This is a beginner/intermediate tutorial.

    Ten pags and 17 steps to a new quick technique for you!

    You will need 24 gauge sheet and 20 gauge wire for earrings.

    Tools: • Dead-blow hammer or brass mallet
    • Bordering or narrow raising hammer
    • Rawhide or rubber mallet
    • Round nose pliers
    • Bench block or anvil
    • Drill and drill bit
    • Disc cutter OR
    • Metal scissors or shears
    • Dapping punches (or nails to modify)
    • Dapping block (optional)
    • Sandpaper (optional)
    • Files (optional)

    You do NOT need heat. No annealing or soldering required!


    Scenic Pendant Tutorial
    by Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs

    This tutorial shows how to use inexpensive ‘tools’, by modifying items found mostly in your own home, to stamp patterns onto metal to create a scenic pendant similar to the one on the left. Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pendant looks like! There are 34 steps, 48 photos, and various tips inserted throughout 15 pages.

  • 24 gauge (or thicker) sheet metal
  • jump rings (optional)

  • Tools:
  • Dead-blow hammer or brass mallet
  • Rawhide or rubber mallet
  • Bench block or anvil
  • An assortment of old nails, screws, brads, bolts, etc.
  • An assortment of old screwdrivers – flat and/or Phillips head
  • 20 gauge wire – galvanized iron wire
  • Metal scissors or shears
  • Large file (bastard file)
  • Needle files
  • Sandpaper – 220 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit
  • Tape – painters or electrical tape
  • Ring clamp or holding pliers
  • Drill and drill bit (optional)
  • Sharpie (optional)
  • Ruler (optional)

  • $6.50

    Tube Rivet Tutorial
    by Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs

    This tutorial consists of 6 pages, step by step instructions, photos, areas for your notes, TIP boxes and more !

    Basic metalworking tools are needed for this lesson (jewelers saw, files, drillbits, hammer). Special tools - dapping punch or other hard flared metal tool such as a large nail that has been filed/sanded).



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