Copper Foldform Earrings
What is foldforming?
“Foldforming is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded; at which stage it generally has a dramatic new three-dimensional form. While alternate spellings abound (e.g., fold-forming, fold forming, Foldforming, and even form-folding, the definitive book "Foldforming" by Charles Lewton-Brain consistently uses the spelling of foldforming as one lowercase word.” (Source: Wikipedia)
To create these, I used a large hand-cut copper washer that was sitting in my bin of usable scrap pieces. I cut the washer in half and then started the annealing, hammering, and unfolding process. I chose to keep the heat patina from the annealing, as it adds depth and dimension to the piece. The earrings have a hammered texture that changes direction in between the folded details and is gently curved for movement. They have been hand-rubbed and finished with wax to preserve the rich bronze patina.
These measure approximately 1 1/2” long and just under 1/2” wide. They have handmade sterling silver ear wires.
These are one of a kind, but I would be happy to make a similar pair for you. Send me a message and we will work together to create your perfect pair.