login to my account
Sand Dollar Sand Dollar Monday, August 3, 6:30 PM  
Donna Lewis $70   
This workshop is 3 hours.

Student Level: Beginner
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Jewelry

Click on a picture to see it in a full-sized window

We will VERY CAREFULLY create a mold of a real sand dollar and use that as to set up the texture for a simple, organic silver pendant. We will attach a hidden bail, fine tune and dry. We will kiln fire as we clean up; leaving only polishing and patina to finish. Attach your rubber cord and wear it out!

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. You will also create a small personalization to add to your piece. After firing, you will patina and polish.

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

  • $50 includes:
  • PMC
  • mold material
  • rubber neck cord
  • stainless bowl
  • work surface
  • Teflon sheet
  • small piece of emery board
  • LiL BeLLA humidifier
  • patina materials
  • firing services
  • consumables
  • 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 a Dremel (cordless), bring it and you won't have to share. I will have universal chucks you can use. There will be real sand dollars to use for your molds.

Student should bring:

  • magnifiers if you need them
  • writing materials
  • small round paintbrush
  • needle tool
  • playing cards or thickness slats
  • I will have everything else for you to share.


  • Task Lamp and extension cord (battery operated as there will not be electricity near each table)

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