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Mold It/Make It Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
Laurie Mika $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mold Making, PMC

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Students in this class will experience the thrill of making their own molds that will then be cast with polymer clay to create beautiful, artful objects that can be used in all sorts of mixed media projects from mosaics to jewelry. This is pure fun! My obsession with creating molds began many years ago to duplicate "precious" items I gleaned while traveling. Students will use a high quality mold making material and will make molds of a few of their precious small pieces that they bring to class. I will also have a variety of wonderful objects that they can make molds from as well. Students will then use their own molds with polymer clay, cast their object, paint it and embed it with beads and small jewelry parts to create truly unique elements.

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

  • $20.00 includes:
  • Mold Making material
  • paint and related supplies
  • clay blades
  • paper towels
  • scalpels
  • ovens
  • molds
  • Mica powder
  • gel medium
  • gold leaf
  • collage images

Student should bring:

  • 4 small (2 ounce) packages of Premo polymer clay. The colors of your choosing but include one package of white/tan clay.
  • NOTE: the darker colors like black, graphite, gray and brown work well if you want your cast pieces to end up looking like rusty, metal pieces. Make sure clay is SOFT to the touch before buying. The softer it is, the easier it is to use in molds. If it feels rock hard, don't buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then rolling into a ball and then storing it in a baggie.
  • A few small pieces you want to cast (not larger than about 3 inches) I will bring elements to cast as well.
  • Rolling pin or even a piece of large (1.5") diameter PVC pipe works (about 10-12 inches long)
  • Silver Rub n Buff (from Michael's)
  • A small paintbrush
  • A pencil with an eraser
  • A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michael's or Ace Hardware)
  • Small doo-dads to embed in clay: charms, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, small glass pearls, milagros, jewelry parts, crowns, wings, halos, glass domes, ball chain, beads, metal findings and buttons. See pics for ideas. (no acrylic or self-adhesive doodads)

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.

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


Questions: Laurie@mikaarts.com
Website: mikaarts.com