Making Multiples: Blanking Dies and Pattern Development

March 22 – 24, 2019
Waltham, Massachusetts

SKU: March 22 - 24, 2019 Category:


Register at: Metalwerx


Looking for a way to dramatically speed up your production process? Self-registering one-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals, giving you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for more than 25 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples to maximize your time. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.

This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns and introduce you to many of the engineering concepts that Jayne works with in her jewelry. She will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces. You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction. You will learn computer skills for design layout, scaling and transforming. She will also be demonstrating her inventive methods of shaping and connecting.

Additional information

Tools and Materials

Jayne will supply a rotational bench pin and protractor for each student to use and have some available for purchase. She will also have tool steel, saw blades, and cast acrylic for purchase.

Jayne Redman Rotational Bench Pin with aluminum sawing surface – $123
18” x 4” x 1/32” tool steel – $33 *Please note: This tool steel is meant for cutting out 22 gauge or thinner metal sheet.
Saw blades, #3/0 – $3/dozen
Magnetic Protractor – $10
3" x 3" x1/4" cast acrylic – $2 per sheet