Foldformed Jewelry

Foldforming is a great way to explore metals.
The workshop will be an intuitive journey with a hands-on approach.
Learn from the leaders.
Register for this workshop today.



  • 2-day Workshop
    Price includes all days, materials fee, tools
  • 10am - 5pm
    Each day
  • Janet Harriman
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Many techniques such as annealing copper and sterling silver sheet metal and quenching will be covered. We will also cover patinas, using a microfold brake tool, modifying hammers, proper torch use and tool care.

Students will be working with copper and sterling silver. The copper is included in the fee. Students will go home with a bracelet, ring, and earrings to wear. Sterling silver is an additional cost and can be purchased at the workshop.

Janet has been making jewelry and winning awards for over 40 years and has taught a variety of workshops. Her background is in fine arts, sculpture and painting. She first studied foldforming on a work scholarship at the Penland School of Crafts in the 70's with Elliot Pujol. Janet later added to her self-taught jewelry skills with additional scholarships at Penland. She continues to attend workshops and experiment with new techniques.

Techniques & Skills

  • Annealing copper and sterling silver sheet metal
  • Quenching
  • Rolling the edges of thin metal
  • Folding
  • Hammering
  • Forming
  • Texturing
  • Finishing

Getting Started

Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith.

Additional Classes

1 & 2-Day Classes to Hone Your Skills

Open Studio

Need a place to create? Open studio days are available.

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.
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