Enter the world of handwrought metal with stakes and hammers. Bill Fretz explains the techniques and tools for forming wide cuff bracelets in 2 new DVD's.
Choose from 2 DVD's:
163.121 Wide Convex Cuffs DVD
163.122 Wide Concave Cuffs DVD 163.122
After countless hours of production work, Bill Fretz has released these great new DVD's under the name Fretz Productions. These videos are wholly made and produced by Fretz Designs, the company that Bill and Jordan Fretz created to make and market their wonderful tools. Bill and Jordan wanted to control from start to finish the production and marketing of these DVD's and it has been worth the wait as these new videos set a high standard for production values in a metalsmithing instructional.
Each DVD includes a full color booklet that makes for a handy reference that can help reinforce the skills viewed on the DVD's.
2 new DVD's are available either purchased separately or as a 2 DVD kit.
Handwrought Metal #1 Wide Convex Cuffs with Bill Fretz-The Principles of Convex Raising 163.121
In this 58 minute video Bill Fretz explains in great detail the correct way to raise convex metal into a bracelet form. Using Fretz stakes and Fretz hammers, Bill shows you how to flute metal in great HD video with plenty of closeups and clear precise language. Bill also shows a novel way to use chasing pitch as a flexible foundation for forming metal.Each project is a start for your own design evolution. Take the projects and transform them with the endless variations possible in this fascinating medium.
Handwrought Metal #2 Wide Concave Cuffs with Bill Fretz-The Principles of Concave Raising163.122
In this 63 minute video Bill Fretz explains in great detail the correct way to sink concave metal into a bracelet form. Using Fretz stakes and Fretz hammers, Bill shows you how to form concave metal in great HD video with plenty of closeups and clear precise language. Bill uses a wide variety of his specialty stakes he offers and explains there uses helping to unlock the power of these tools for your designs. Explore the design variations on concave metal forming. Push the metal from flat surfaces to sculptural shapes with hammers and stakes.