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
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)
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
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,
must provide all torch equipment and kilns