Precious Metal Clay - Make your own Silver Jewellery for Beginners

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Description

Precious Metal Clay - Make your own Silver Jewellery Half- day workshops for beginners with Jenny Timms. "A great day - very patient instructors, small class size meant lots of 1:1 input'. - Susan Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - make your own silver jewellery using PMC, including a textured and polished pendant and a pair of earrings in half a day! In this workshop you will learn about the fascinating world of jewellery-making with Precious Metal Clay - aka. PMC. PMC is a clay-like combination of pure silver and organic binders that, when fired, become solid silver. This class cost includes 10 grammes of silver PMC - enough to make 2 projects, created to give you experience of a range of clay making techniques. After discussing the properties of PMC, the options for firing and how to make the most of your clay we'll begin with a simple earrings project. You'll learn to handle the clay, roll it out and add textures, cut out shapes and refine the finish of the clay before firing in the kiln. Next, you'll choose to make either a groovy 'Initial Letter' necklace about 40mm high, like the one shown on this page or start work on a pendant. You can choose your own inital, or make a personlised silver gift for someone else! With this project you'll learn about some of the clay modelling properties that make PMC so versatile. Your second project will teach you finishing and polishing techniques that you can apply to future projects. You'll make a pendant with silver clay decorations of your choice and incorporating a 'high-shine' element to give a bright, highly polished look to your piece. You'll also learn how to make a bail out of PMC to add to the back of your pendant. If you have enough clay left over, you can then make a fun, personalised cartouche using our letter stamps or a silver charm using a rubber mould. We provide enough silver clay for your main projects as part of the course cost; more can be purchased from us during the class or afterwards. FFor all attendees of this class there's also an option for making a leaf pendant with PMC Paste at a later date, like the ones we sell in our gallery. Ask about this option when attending the half-day class.

What's included in the price?

The course includes: - 10 grammes of Precious Metal Clay and silver PMC paste - Use of all tools and apron - Kiln firing of all your work - A demonstration of firing with a kitchen blow-torch - Refreshments during the day - Maximum class size 4 people - All your work to keep - Eligibility for our Project Days Programme

Duration

½ days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
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Venue

Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX