Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Micro-fold earrings (design by Jack Berry).

My first ever attempt of a star-folded form.

The back of my fold-formed piece.

Well, yesterday I was supposed to be cleaning the studio. Honestly, I think if I don't clean it soon, it may collapse under it's own weight and become a black hole. Cool....
Anyway, I was supposed to be cleaning when I became distracted by some 24 gauge copper sheet that I had lying around. A couple of years ago I took a class from Jack Berry on a technique that he created called micro-folding. Micro-folding is a variation on fold-forming, developed by Charles Lewton-Brain in 1985. In Jack Berry's class I made 2 pairs of these earrings and then never made another pair. Yesterday, I made a pair in silver and a pair in copper. After I rivet them together, I post pictures of the finished earrings. After I made those, I was putting books away and found my copy of Foldforming, by Charles Lewton-Brain. I've had this book for a while and had only tried to made one form, a leaf. I decided to try a star-fold. It was great fun! I can see a lot of potential copper projects in my future. I've always wanted to take a fold-forming class from Charles Lewton- Brain. I notice that Mr. Berry is teaching his micro-fold class at the Bead and Button Show again this year, as well as a couple of other classes. I love the technique and he's a very meticulous instructor. If you ever get a chance to take his class, I know you'd enjoy it.

1 comment:

Cerulean Gypsy said...

WOW, I really like those. I'm on a copper kick lately myself so those are very appealing!