Metal Clay Earrings in a Day

Course Description

About this course

Silver metal clay is a unique form of silver. It starts out like clay and can be manipulated in a variety of ways. After being fired in a kiln, the end result is a 99.9% pure silver object that's a little smaller than the original form. This one day workshop teaches the basics of working with silver metal clay and students can expect to go home with three new pairs of earrings.

Techniques for working with clay include stamping, cutting, assembling, finishing methods, as well as how to form unique ear wires for a more custom look. Three earrings styles will be demonstrated: post, embedded wire, and French wire.

In addition, come to understand the history of silver metal clay, its working characteristics and necessary tools. Students will also be presented with handouts documenting this information, a bibliography, and a complete list of suppliers.

The class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate students - A beginner can create earrings that employ cut and stamp techniques, while an intermediate student can learn to add embellishments and work with more complex designs.

Meet the Instructor

Michela Verani

Michela is an artist who works primarily in metal clay and felt. Her metal clay, felt and beaded work have won numerous awards. Since beginning in metal clay, she has achieved Art Clay 1/Senior certification, Rio Rewards Certification, and Metal Clay Master's Registry III. She has authored articles for Fired Arts & Crafts, Art Jewelry, Bead Trends, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, The Art Clay Society Quarterly and Bead Unique. Her work has been featured in a number of the PMC Guild Annuals and other books on jewelry.

Materials & Tools 

The $55 materials fee, payable upon registration, includes everything needed for this project: 20 grams of silver metal clay, sterling silver wire and findings to complete earrings in class.

Students will have the option of adding and embedding stones in their earrings. Stones can be purchased from the instructor for an estimated $5 per set.

 

 

Students should bring 

Tool kits are provided for use during class, but students can bring their favorite tools if desired.

Tuition

$145.00

Materials Cost

$55.00

Instructor

Michela Verani

Date

June 9, 2018

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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