I am exploring anticlastic raising and fold-forming. Get lots of
copper and go to it. Experimenting is the key to learning. Another
helpful book is "Metals Technic" ISBN 0-9615984-7-6.
The article by Michael Good is most helpful. There also was an
article by Heikki Seppa on anticlastic raising a bracelet in
Lapidary Journal several years ago. Check their archives.
If you are going to do the bracelet in Sterling, I would hard solder
the joint. The higher silver content will make for a more flexible
seam. I find that this helps when I fill and bend spiculums. If you
are using gold, I would use a hard solder for the same reason. My
goal is to hammer up a Rhyton (drinking vessel) from sheet instead
of using a "cow" horn. Any input on this idea would be most
I look forward to the day when I can take a class with Mr. Good. I
have pictures of his work tacked to the walls like WWII pinups!
Fun is hammering out a hyperbolic paraboloid. A great thing to try
on a dateless Saturday night.
Please keep us posted on your progress. This technique takes
practice but opens up so many design possibilities.
Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org