Friday, May 4, 2012

How much is 10 Grams of Silver Metal Clay?

May 26 (mark that date on your calendar!) I’m teaching a silver metal clay class at Bead-It in Prescott AZ.  I placed a limit of 5 people on the class so if you are interested call Bead-It (928-445-9234).  Yes, this is free advertising!!

We are going to make a pendant from 10 grams of silver clay with a fold-over bail with tiny clay shapes and a CZ gemstone.  Because I want the class to be somewhat cost effective, I ordered 10 grams of silver clay for each student.  I’m used to having packets of 50 grams of clay to work with and I really need to know how big a piece the students can make from the 10 gram packet. 
10 grams of silver metal clay next to a penny

My task was to make a pendant as an example and to show at the bead store enticing students to sign up.  Yesterday I designed and made the piece.  And yes, I used every bit of the clay.  Today I torch fired the pendant and finished it. 


It was my first time to torch fire a CZ stone.  CZ or Cubic Zirconia is a man-made faceted stone that can withstand the heat of firing in the metal clay.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_zirconiais  It worked fine.  So I’m ready for the class.  I’m giving guidelines (not patterns) for the project because I love to see the creativity of each student.  I’ll share the finished work in June.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

How much is 10 Grams of Silver Metal Clay?

May 26 (mark that date on your calendar!) I’m teaching a silver metal clay class at Bead-It in Prescott AZ.  I placed a limit of 5 people on the class so if you are interested call Bead-It (928-445-9234).  Yes, this is free advertising!!

We are going to make a pendant from 10 grams of silver clay with a fold-over bail with tiny clay shapes and a CZ gemstone.  Because I want the class to be somewhat cost effective, I ordered 10 grams of silver clay for each student.  I’m used to having packets of 50 grams of clay to work with and I really need to know how big a piece the students can make from the 10 gram packet. 
10 grams of silver metal clay next to a penny

My task was to make a pendant as an example and to show at the bead store enticing students to sign up.  Yesterday I designed and made the piece.  And yes, I used every bit of the clay.  Today I torch fired the pendant and finished it. 


It was my first time to torch fire a CZ stone.  CZ or Cubic Zirconia is a man-made faceted stone that can withstand the heat of firing in the metal clay.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_zirconiais  It worked fine.  So I’m ready for the class.  I’m giving guidelines (not patterns) for the project because I love to see the creativity of each student.  I’ll share the finished work in June.

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