Getting Started Making Silver Clay Jewellery - Detailed Online Beginners Course

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Description

Have you thought about making your own silver clay jewellery, but not sure how to get started? Been watching YouTube videos, but feel like you need some more information and support? This online course gives an in depth introduction to the key different ways of working with silver clay to create your own solid silver jewellery at home. Silver clay is a relatively new jewellery material, literally a clay made from real silver particles, mixed with a water based binder that holds them together and allows it to be worked and shaped. The clay is modelled, shaped, detailed; then dried out, further refining, joining and working can be done with the dry clay, and when the piece is finally complete, it is fired to burn away the binder and sinter the silver particles together, leaving a solid silver piece that just needs polishing and wearing! Let me introduce the clay, how to work with it in different ways, how to store it, key tools and accessories, and different easy ways to fire the clay at home. The course includes a number of detailed step by step videos of each process and project, as well as detailed pdf handouts that you can read onscreen or download and print off. Each section / project allows you to upload pictures of your work for feedback and advice (if you do this at every stage, you'll also receive a certificate at the end of the course), and support by e-mail is always available at any time if you have questions as you work through the course.

What's included in the price?

Full access to all modules of my Beginners Silver Clay - on demand, online video course - with video tuition and pdf instruction sheets, as well as personalised tutor feedback. The course includes... 9 Chapters 219 minutes of video tutorials - over 3 1/2 hours of videos that you can watch and re-watch as often as you like. 19 Videos 21 PDF Downloads Email support any time 2 Quizzes 1 Certificate

What you will need

You will need a beginners silver clay jewellery kit - full information of the tools I work with and suppliers I recommend is included within the course in chapter 1, but you will need a table space to work at, some silver clay to work with, plasticine or similar to experiment/practice with if you choose, and some basic tools. To fire the clay, you will need access to a hand held blow torch and heat protective brick, or a gas hob and sheet of steel mesh.

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I have been making jewellery since 1994, I have a teaching certificate for teaching adults, plus BA and MA certificates in Jewellery and have been teaching jewellery making at adult education centres & around London since 2009. I love sharing my skills, helping my students to make beautiful jewellery, and to develop and refine their skills and creativity. Jewellery making is great for a fun day out, a hobby, or of course, as a career! Do join me to make your own gorgeous jewellery.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
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