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Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay

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Create one-of-a-kind jewelry that’s uniquely you! Use stunning precious metal clay to make affordable silver pendants, earrings, buttons and more!

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Jenny
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jenny Vestal
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Suddenly, it’s simple to make heirloom jewelry that you and your loved ones will cherish forever. Precious Metal Clay and a small kitchen torch will open the door to endless creative possibilities. You’ll enjoy how easy and affordable it is to create striking pendants, earrings and more with innovative clay that fuses into solid metal when fired. Jewelry designer and certified instructor Jenny Vestal will show you how to shape and texture the clay, then fire it with a small butane torch (such as you would use to make crème brûlée) to provide a polished finished product. If you can make dessert, you can make stylish silver jewelry and adornments as well!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Jenny Vestal and learn how to create beautiful silver jewelry and findings from an easy-to-use clay compound.
2. Handling Precious Metal Clay
3. Handling Your Torch
4. Adding Texture
5. Multi-Layer Pieces
6. Molding Your Clay
7. Texturing Greenware
8. Creating Snakes
9. Hammering Your Silver
10. Repairing Mistakes
11. Inspired by Nature
12. Giving Your Pieces a Patina

Recommended with this class

  • PMC3 Silver Clay, 6- or 9-gram package (PMC3 is the only kind that can be torch-fired)
  • Handheld butane torch
  • 6-inch square Solderite pad or other fireproof surface

Taught by

Jenny Vestal
Jenny Vestal
Jenny is a Rio Grande certified instructor and the proprietor of, where she sells beautifully crafted precious metal clay pieces. Her goal in teaching is to give her students the tools to take off on their own. Jenny says, "Metal clay is such a magical material – it truly seems like alchemy. Once the basic skills are acquired, it's easy to transform your ideas into actual precious objects. I hope you have a chance to explore this fabulous new medium."

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