Metalsmith Essentials: Forming Hollow Rings DVD

With Bill Fretz

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Metalsmith Essentials: Forming Hollow Rings DVD

With Bill Fretz

Plain & Inlaid

Join master metalsmith and toolmaker Bill Fretz in 6 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to transform flat metal sheet in 3D shapes by hammering.

Boost your jewelry making skills with how-tos for 5 unique hollow-ring projects. Create larger, dimensional forms that are lightweight, comfortable and less expensive as you explore the basic construction techniques that make hollow rings possible. Plus, discover expert how-tos for annealing, soldering, setting stones, texturing and much more. 

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Discover hammering and forming techniques to create curves only possible in metal
  • Create a unique rotating design with a spinning

Some tools and materials you'll need:

  • Fretz holder
  • Fretz bezel stakes
  • Fretz insert wheels
  • Fretz hammers
  • Round pliers
  • Flat pliers
  • Round mandrel
  • Round bezel mandrel
  • Brass tubing
  • Flexible shaft machine and hand piece
  • Soldering setup
  • 22 and 24 gauge sterling silver sheet


Run time 134 minutes


Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.150m
Shipping Height 0.025m
Shipping Length 0.200m
Shipping Cubic 0.000750000m3

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