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.