You will see pieces of my jewelry advertised as "anticlastic", but what does this mean? Anticlastic raising is a unique technique I use in my designs. Bending metals (copper, sterling silver or argentium silver) is my favorite form of metal forming. I stretch the metals creating a concave curve on the outer surface. This compresses the given metal creating a convex curve in the middle of the metal. Liken it to a bowl. This technique creates very unique designs. It is my preferred method of metal forming creating unique and special jewelry. Try it out and see the compliments you receive.