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Metal Clay 2: Sterling Silver Cuff and Split Rings

Mondays, January 24, 2022 - January 31, 2022, 2:00PM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person Class

Cost: $255.00

Online Class

Cost: $225.00

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Online students will need access to a kiln for this class.

The strength of sterling silver is now part of the Metal Clay family. One of the inherent assets of sterling silver clay as compared to fine silver clay is its post firing strength. Therefore, it is the perfect choice for jewelry that requires forming and shaping after firing: such as cuff bracelets and split rings. Sterling Silver metal clay must be fired in a kiln.

In this class students will learn:

  • • all about sterling clay: conditioning, thickness requirements, shaping, pre- and post-firing repair, firing.
  • • size cuffs and rings to account for the shrinkage of the clay
  • • shape and texture each project
  • • proper firing schedule
  • • forging and shaping pieces after firing
  • • a second firing to add stones and decorative elements to shaped bracelet and ring


This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class, and as a 2 week course or 1 day workshop. Please check this page for times and formats available.

A kit of materials is included with this class.

Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.


Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below).  Feel free to contact us with any questions. 


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

A list of tools 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.

  • Tools from Metal Clay 1 - Basics class (a list of these tools is included with your registration)
  • Kiln
  • Bracelet Bending Pliers - Nylon Jaw
  • Flat / Half Round Bending Pliers
  • Oval Bracelet Mandrel
  • Ring Mandrel Chromed
  • Deluxe Rawhide Mallet
  • Large (8 ½ to 11”) texture mat of low or mid relief texture
  • 5 to 8 grams of Art Clay Silver Syringe

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class


Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students. 

For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information. 


About Our Interactive Online Classes

If this class is offered online, it 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). 

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.


Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.




 Advanced- two previous Metal Clay classes required

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Arlene Mornick

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times Register
Mon. Jan 24, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Mon. Jan 31, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person Class

Online Class

Metal Clay 2: Sterling Silver Cuff and Split Rings

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