Beginning Metal Clay Earrings Embedding Wire
Make teardrop earrings with an open textured center in fine silver. Coloring the center area adds charm to the earrings. Students learn how texture metal clay, embed wire between layers of metal clay, and apply alcohol ink as a patina color, and form earring wire.
Precious Metal clay (PMC) is actually finely ground particles of re-cycled fine silver combined in an organic binder. It is worked just like regular dirt clay; rolled, formed, pinched, dried, detailed, and then fired. The process of firing metal clay is called, “Sintering.” Firing the clay burns the binder away leaving only the fine silver metal. The metal is finished and polished the same way jeweler’s polish and finish their metal. The great part about metal clay is a piece of jewelry can be made in a matter of a few hours without all the expensive equipment required if making jewelry the traditional way. Learn from PMC Connection’s Senior Instructor and Technical Advisor for Precious Metal Clay, Janet Alexander, who has 35+ years experience as a jeweler and is a national jewelry instructor and author.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.janetalexander.net.
Students must be 16 or older. Anyone under 18 must have signed permission and release form from parent.
The fee includes metal clay, fine sliver wire, and use of tools. All you need to do is show up!
Instructor: Janet Alexander
Date: September 29
Time: 2:00 – 5:00
Call ENMU (East New Mexico University) to register for this community education class at (575) 257-2120 or register online at www.ruidoso.enmu.edu
All classes are held in Janet’s studio in Alto NM.
Date(s) - 09/29/2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm