Diane Sepanski




In this two-part class, day one consists of making your own glass and steel headpins. Several different techniques will be demonstrated. Students will make enough for a bracelet and accessories and have some samples for reference.


Day two will be packed full! Students learn the beginning steps of pmc (silver metal clay). Each student will make hand carved texture plates that will then be used to make the metal clay disks. The disks will be kiln fired and/or torch fired. Afterwards finishing the metal in a couple different methods will be shown along with patinas. Then the final assembly will take place and you will be able to wear your own Mélange home!

This class is intended for students with knowledge of how to make any kind of glass bead, even the advanced bead maker will have fun with this process!

No metal clay experience required.


Tool and Supply List

White, Black (Tuxedo or Intense Black), Ivory, at least a ½ rod Gaia, at least a ½ rod Triton, some transparent, frit if you want, combination of clear and opaque you like together (ex Black and White or Green and Purple, Blue and Green, etc)

Lampwork Tools:

Marble Marver, rod nippers, what you use to make twisties (I use chop sticks)…. all other essential tools;ntweezers, picks, pokes, and prods! No mandrels required

Metal and clay tools:

clay roller, playing cards, flex shaft or dremel with a 3/32” collet, emery boards, hammer, anvil, sturdy round nose, flat pliers, wire cutters, needle nose, ring mandrel or wood dowels, clay circle cutters (small), Speedball handle and #1 carving blade

Kit includes 25 grm pmc3, material for molds, containers for pmc, tubing, enough material to make one ring, steel wire, use of patina, use of abrasive buffing disks,

Studios must provide all torch equipment and kilns