Steps on Making a Rolled Fold Heistad Cup
Rolled folds are folds which utilize the rolling mill and it's unique properties of equal, directional pressure on the plastic metal. Many pleated folds work well as do a series of flattened T-folds of various types. This one demonstrates the fold-forming priniciple of This rolled fold is called a Heistad Cup.
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Rolled folds are folds which utilize the rolling mill and it's unique properties of equal, directional pressure on the plastic metal. Many pleated folds work well as do a series of flattened T-folds of various types. This one demonstrates the fold-forming principle of this rolled fold Heistad Cup, after Earling Heistad who made the mental jump to this shape in an early workshop in 1985 in New Hampshire.
It is a truly magic fold, and one I use to introduce students to metal as their very first act in the jewelry studio. It takes only a few minutes to make.
Here are some images of a Heistad cup from different angles. Note there are many ways of folding up a cup, and this fold is just a starting point for this avenue of exploration.
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Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States to learn the skills he uses. Charles Lewton-Brain is one of the original creators of Ganoksin.
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