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In this advanced metal clay workshop students will learn techniques to create metal clay jewelry with moving components. Movement designs include elements that may be hinged together or have sections that swing and spin. While learning students will create a pair of hinged earrings and a pendant with moving parts. Prior Metal Clay experience is required.
Topics covered include:
• Forming metal clay tubing to be used as hinge knuckles
• Trimming, fitting and attaching metal clay tubes to form a hinge
• Creating earring posts with metal clay and wire
• Designing for movement
• Building interlocking mechanisms
• Attaching free standing elements to a larger base creating a swinging or spinning motion
• Design and fabricate bails
This course meets for 4 weeks, 3 hours per week, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.
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 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).
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.
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
Tools 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 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.
- Art Clay syringe 5 grams or Art Clay Paste 5 grams
Riveting Hammer - Double Round Riveting Hammer
Steel Bench block
- Tools from Metal CLay 1 or Basics class
A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Prior Metal Clay experience is required such as one of our Metal Clay 1 or Basics classes.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA