Fine silver jewelry is yours for the making with precious metal clay and a small kitchen torch. You will be inspired by how easy it is to make striking pendants and earrings with this innovative clay – its tiny particles of fine silver fuse into solid metal when fired. 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 creme brulee) and give it a shiny finish. If you can make dessert, you can make affordable silver jewelry and adornments.
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Supplies You Will Need to Complete 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
- Small brass brush
- 3M Tri-M-ite Imperial Polishing Paper assortment
- Butane fuel
- Safety goggles
- Heatproof bowl for quenching
- Basic jewelry-making tools such as needle-nose pliers, metal tweezers, a graduated slat set and small files are nice to have, but you can also use items you have around the house. Recommended substitutions are in the course supply list.
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