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.

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.