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Create wonderful fine silver jewelry pieces with shimmering enamel color with simple tools.
Metal clay is fantastic - shape your design in clay, then fire it to remove the binder, revealing solid fine silver. Create texture and designs that can be enameled with beautiful colored glass.
Enameling is firing glass on metal. Use brilliant transparent enamels to add color to your designs and over texture.
Arlene and Anat will demonstrate these two techniques that combine to create colorful pieces of silver jewelry.
In the first part of this online Zoom class you’ll learn to texturize and shape metal clay into unique jewelry pieces and then fire it with a torch or kiln into pure solid metal. Metal clay can be rolled, pressed or molded to create the perfect base for the colorful enameling process.
Design and create two to three pieces of jewelry then discover how to create beautiful color through a variety of enameling techniques. Anat will demonstrate how to choose and apply enamels. You’ll use a simple, home friendly butane kitchen torch to fire both your metal clay and the enamels.
• Basics of working with metal clay
• Texturing metal clay
• Torch firing metal clay
• Basics of enameling
• Torch firing enamel on metal clay
A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped.
A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.
Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.
Tools for this Class
Big Shot butane torch
Sifter 60 mesh
Trivet - enameling.com
Fire brick -(This is the recommended surface for enameling and will also work for firing your metal clay.)
Art Clay Syringe with tip (5 grams)
Fine Point Paint brush
Non-stick work surface
Short Bristle Steel Brush
Acrylic work surface
Set of Files
Airtight container for clay
Hot Plate or cup warmer, or hair dryer. If you prefer you can let pieces air dry for 24 hours.
Deck of playing cards
Brownie baking pan
Emory board (nail files)
Bamboo skewer stick
A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
This class is open to all levels - beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA
No upcoming occurences at this time.