20-22.06 Woodland Pearl

Class Date::
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm (CDT)

Date: Thursday, Oct 20, 2022, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (CDT)

Instructor: Sulie Girardi

Skill Level: Intermediate                 Project Video

Pre-requisite: Familiarity with metal clay.

Class Description: In this class you will make a woodland-themed pendant of your own design that features a beautiful pearl. (choice of color) Learn to make flat and also dimensional coils and tendrils, as well as tricks for attaching the coils securely. Tiny leaves and berries serve as accents.

Materials Kit: Fine silver metal clay, metal clay paste, pearl mount, 10 mm pearl (choice of color)

Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)

(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.)*  

Required Tools:  

  • Basic Metal clay tool kit
    • roller, 10 playing cards, scalpel, tissue blade, fine paintbrush, fluffy paintbrush, sanding sponges and straight salon boards (nail file) of different grits, cup of water, cup of olive oil, piece of Saran wrap/cling film.
  • “Snake roller”: small pieces of glass or plexiglass. A CD cover or microscope slide will work.
  • Shape template or cookie cutter of choice. (this pendant is approximately 3” x 1.5”: students wishing to make a larger pendant should have extra Art Clay Silver at hand.)
  • Very small tube cutter (3 or 4 mm) or ball point pen without the cartridge. 
  • Drying set up, such as a mug warmer, food dehydrator or kitchen oven.
  • Tweezers
  • Brass brush preferably a brass wheel brush for the flex shaft
  • Liver of sulfur patina
  • Firing set up: 

*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2022, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 1, 2022. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.