Fold-forming is a metalworking technique whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged, chased, corrugated, or crimped and annealed, then unfolded to produce a wide range of dramatic three-dimensional forms. Invented in the late 1980’s by Charles Lewton-Brain, the fold forming technique provides jewelry designers with an endless palate of creativity . Browse through a wide selection of copper fold formed earrings by San Francisco jewelry designer John S Brana.
Fold forming is a collection of techniques developed and pioneered by Charles Lewton-Brain. While only a couple decades old — hailing back to the 1980s — this metalsmithing process employs metal’s plasticity to create complex forms. During the process of fold forming, sheets of metal are hammered and annealed into three-dimensional shapes without any soldering.
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Inspired by the beautiful simplicity of nature, the sensual anticlastic raising of these Fold Formed Copper Leaf Earrings sets them apart from all the others. Wear them for business and play. They’ll look great with jeans, a party dress and everything in between.