This video takes you briefly into another world – a world where things are careful and precise, elegant, serene, and as close to perfect as they need to be.
Ford Hallam has been making jewelry for most of his life, with an emphasis on Japanese sword fittings. He’s profoundly knowledgeable in traditional Japanese metalworking techniques and, best of all, he’s happy to explain them.
Sometimes, however, he just lets us watch. You will not be disappointed.
There are many interesting things on Hallam’s youtube channel and Patreon. If you’re interested in jewelry-making or metalwork, there will be a lot there for you. His little tutorial on chiselling ground-work and hammering silver and gold into it is not simply good – it’s elegant.