with Jenny Vestal
Online Class

Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay

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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!

Details

  • intermediate
  • 12 episodes
  • 6h7m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
14m

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
26m

2. Handling Precious Metal Clay

Jenny shows you how to measure and cut your clay and how to make sure you can use every precious bit of it. There's no waste with this versatile material.

3. Handling Your Torch
25m

3. Handling Your Torch

Jenny explains the different kinds of torches you might use, how to use them and the safety precautions you should take.

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Handling Precious Metal Clay

2. Handling Precious Metal Clay

3. Handling Your Torch

3. Handling Your Torch

4. Adding Texture

4. Adding Texture

5. Multi-Layer Pieces

5. Multi-Layer Pieces

6. Molding Your Clay

6. Molding Your Clay

7. Texturing Greenware

7. Texturing Greenware

8. Creating Snakes

8. Creating Snakes

9. Hammering Your Silver

9. Hammering Your Silver

10. Repairing Mistakes

10. Repairing Mistakes

11. Inspired by Nature

11. Inspired by Nature

12. Giving Your Pieces a Patina

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