ABOUT THE PROCESS

Danielle Gerber creates each piece of DMG Design Jewelry & Metal through traditional metalsmithing techniques such as raising, cold forging, & chasing and repoussé

Check out my process videos, studio tourtechnique explanations below!

 
 

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Techniques I Often Use

COLD-FORGING

Many of my designs are made using the process of cold-forging. Cold-forging copper & silver involves hammering softened stock metal into shape, this requires heating with a torch between each step, and does not need to be hot while hammering. 

RAISING

Raising is a physically intense process, involving hammering a flat sheet of metal over a steel stake; the metal is held at an angle and hammered in circles, eventually forming a vessel.

CHASING

Chasing & Repoussé is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.