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Preserve the details of the beautiful leaves in your garden in fine silver. In this class Mother Nature will provide the design, texture and structure for our metal clay jewelry. Using a few leaves and/or branches from the garden or local park, students will use metal clay to create a pair of earrings and two pendants.
Techniques taught include:
- Choosing the best leaves
- How to use leaves for texture
- How to layer metal clay on leaves to preserve the leaf structure
- Molding leaves, branches to use as future texture
- Other organic material to consider
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
A kit of materials and handout are 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 regarding where you want your kit shipped.
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).
This course meets for 2 weeks, 3 hours per week, for a total of 6 hours of instruction.
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
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 and Materials for this class
This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class.
A list of the specific models of tools and clay with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. These tools are your foundation for creating your jewelry studio and are used in the rest of our metal clay classes.
- Flat-end Paint brush
- Fiber Brick
- Butane Torch
- Butane fuel
- or Kiln instead of Fiber brick, butane torch and fuel
- Non-stick work surface
- Snake Roller
- Acrylic Roller
- Scraper cutter
- Short Bristle Steel Brush
- Acrylic work surface
- Needle tool
- Set of Files
- Airtight container for clay
- Burnishing tool
- Hot plate or cup warmer, or hair dryer.
- Deck of playing cards
- Brownie baking pan
- Emory board (nail files)
- Metric ruler
- Olive oil
- Bamboo skewer stick
- Tooth picks
- 1 mm drill bit
- Flush cutters
- Super glue
- Two part silicone molding material- fast drying
- A variety of leaves and small twigs from your garden or neighborhood park.
- A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
No experience required, beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA