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Bark and Pearl Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM  
Donna Lewis $115  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry, PMC

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We will create a mold of a piece of funky textured bark and use that as to set up the texture for an organic silver pendant with a touch of elegance. We will attach a hidden bail, fine tune and dry. A pearl peg will be added and a little granulation the metal clay way. Our piece will kiln fire as we clean up; leaving only polishing, patina, and pearl to finish. Attach your rubber cord and it's ready!

There will be a small amount of basic information in class to help you with your project. To get a full background on PMC, you need a full intro workshop. This may help you decide if you want to pursue that. You will learn how to make a reusable mold, measure PMC thickness for your piece, use your mold, build and attach a sturdy hidden bail. An understanding of how a pearl is mounted will serve you in the future. You will also create a small personalization to add to your piece. After firing, we patina, polish, and mount the pearl.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $50.00 includes:
  • PMC
  • fine silver wire
  • half drilled pearl
  • mold material
  • rubber neck cord
  • stainless bowl
  • work surface
  • Teflon sheet
  • small piece of emery board
  • LiL BeLLAâ„¢ humidifier
  • patina materials
  • firing services
  • consumables and other items for class enhancement

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • There will be assorted metal clay tools to share.
  • I will also have several Dremels and wheels for polishing. If you have one (cordless) bring it and you won't have to share.
  • I will have universal chucks you can use.
  • There will be bark pieces to use or bring your own.

Student should bring:

  • Task Lamp and extension cord
  • magnifiers if you need them (you will be working very small)
  • very fine long bent nose pliers (you will use them forever)
  • fine tweezers
  • writing materials
  • small round paintbrush
  • needle tool
  • playing cards or thickness slats
  • bark, if you have some you love
  • Everything else I have for you to share.

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: metalclayarts@gmail.com
Website: www.metalclayarts.com