It’s something I haven’t done in quite a while. I’ve had my hydraulic press for over twenty years and when I first acquired it, I worked with it a lot! I sawed my own die forms and made a lot of beads and components as shown in my “Harvest” necklace above. In the past ten or so years, I’ve woefully neglected my press and missed out on adding 3-D elements using its capabilities in my recent works. Well, I’ve found my stash of dies (shown below) and I’m ready to have a go again…it’s time to play!

Hydraulic Press Dies