Silver Passport Workshops


Repoussé (French for “to push out”) describes forming contours in sheet metal with dapping punches and other blunt tools and is usually performed on the reverse side of the metal piece.


Come into the studio for your Silver Passport and keep a log of all that you have accomplished in your artistic journey!

The technique using punches.

Chasing refers to pressing details (lines, dots, textures) into the front of a design with smaller, specially shaped punches.

In both techniques, the hollow metal item is filled with flexible pitch to support the surface while it is being worked. In this Silver Passport Workshop we will explore this technique using hammers and chasing punches.

What we will cover in three hours:

    The basic principles of chasing and repoussé

    The steps to make a design on a 3” panel

What you will walk away with:

    A finished embossed panel to be fabricated into a piece of jewelry.

You will need a 3” square of 22 gauge silver or copper.

The Workshops:

  1. Etching (etched panel for future creations)

  2. Chasing/Repoussé (pendant)

  3. Metal inlay (inlayed panel for future creations)

  4. Textures w/Flexi Shaft (periodic table of textures)

  5. Keum Boo (24k gold gilding)

  6. It’s Riveting! (cold connections)

  7. The Chain (three chain samples)

  8. The Art Of The Saw (precision sawed piece)

  9. Charcoal Casting

  10. Fold Forming (sample tiles of the technique)

  11. Findings (hooks, toggles, earwires, pin backs)

  12. Married Metals

  13. Patinas

  14. Perfect Polishing

  15. Hinges

  16. Flush Setting Faceted Stones

  17. Painting With Fire NEW!