Kirsten Denbow – Precious Metal Clay and Gemstone Charm Necklace

Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Copper PMC, Gemstone beads, and Silver // Skill Level: All

Description

Precious Metal Clay is made of very small particles of metal with a binder that allows you to use it like clay. We will roll, stamp, cut, and mold the clay into charms that we will kiln fire. Use these charms alongside gemstone beads for a colorful accent in your jewelry! Letter and image stamps will be available for you to stamp your favorite quote or image for a truly meaningful one of a kind piece.

This workshop can be combined with day one and/or three to create one memory necklace with a sterling silver chain and charm accents.

Copper clay is provided with your kit fee but we can fire silver clay if you would like to bring your own.

Techniques

• Precious metal clay- forming, shaping, connecting, and firing
• Wrapping gemstone beads
• Patina and finishing
• Using jump rings
• Making custom clasps
• Design, layout, and fabrication of finished necklace

Gallery

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Day

Day 2 (9/29/18)

Class Size

Min # of students: 5
Max # of students: 12

Supply List

  • Sketchbook
  • Any gemstone beads you would like to use. Some will be provided for you.
  • Silver PMC if you choose to use it (optional). PMC+, PMC3, or ArtClay Silver
  • Kit Fee: $30 per student (payable to instructor at class time)
    Provided by Instructor:
  • ArtClay Copper
  • Various gemstone beads
  • Silver chain for necklace
  • Silver wire for wire wrapping
  • Ump rings
  • Patina chemicals
  • All tools- kiln, pliers, stamps, forming tools, files, sandpaper etc

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