Foldforming refers to a variety of ‘folds’ that generate a…..
Part Three Foldforming refers to a variety of 'folds' that generate a large selection of three dimensional forms in sheet metal. Instead of forcing a shape into the metal, foldforming relies upon the metals property by hammering and pulling to produce the shapes. The fact that there are so many types of folds that can be used in so many combinations, the results can be so varied, even the original shape of the material bears some influence to the finished design. By making 3 folds to make an M fold and then forging the creases, the opened out shape takes on a shell like appearance. The style lends itself to creole style ear rings.