21-22.18 Art Deco Brooch

Class Date::
Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1pm - 5pm (CDT)

Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1pm - 5pm (CDT)

Instructor: Sulie Girardi

Skill Level: Intermediate                 Project Video

Pre-requisite: Familiarity with metal clay.

Class Description: This unusual brooch has the elegant look of a by-gone era. Using silicone molds of vintage brass stampings you will construct and decorate the body of the brooch, which highlights a large, emerald-cut fireable cubic zirconia stone in your choice of color. Learn how to set a large stone decoratively and securely, as well as how to use an embeddable brooch finding.

Materials Kit: Fine silver metal clay, metal clay paste, two silicone molds, embeddable brooch finding, emerald-cut fireable stone, 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.
  • Pin vise with 5 mm twist drill bit
  • 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.
  • 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.