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precious metal clay jewelry (Silver, Bronze & Copper)

New! Bronze & Copper Jewelry Introductory Workshop, All Skill Levels

Join us for a fun, hands-on class and learn to make bronze & copper jewelry from artist Linda Bodie!


Our new workshop focuses on creating jewelry with bronze & copper metal clay! In this class, you will learn to create fabulous jewelry in an exciting medium which is both affordable and fun. The class is open to beginners, as well as those who have some experience.


During this 3-Week Workshop, you will learn:

  • How to use templates and textures to create your design
  • How to create the three-color, mixed-metal look that is very popular right now
  • How to handle, condition, blend and shape your clay into your design
  • How to refine and finish your pieces to get a professional look
  • How to polish and patina your beautiful finished bronze & copper jewelry


You will create your own one-of-a-kind pure bronze and copper jewelry for yourself or to give as a special gift!


Details:

  • 3 Week Class
  • Sundays, 1-4pm, Begins March 1st
  • Tuition is $175 and includes the use of all tools and supplies, but does not include the precious metal clay for your pieces. This can be purchased at a discounted market price during class, or you may purchase your own at firemountain.com (The cost of Bronze Clay is approximately $12.00 for 30 grams. Copper Clay is approximately $15.00 per 50 grams)
  • Open to beginners or those with experience


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Silver Clay Jewelry Introductory Class, All Skill Levels

Join us for a fun, hands-on class and learn to make silver jewelry from artist Linda Bodie!


Silver Clay is a marvelous material which enables you to create beautiful silver jewelry pieces. In this beginners' class, you will be able to design and create silver pendants, earrings, and/or beads.


During this 3-Week class, you will learn:

  • How to use templates and textures to create your design
  • How to handle, condition, and shape your silver clay into your design
  • How to include small gemstones to embellish your work
  • How to refine and finish your pieces to get a professional look
  • How to polish and patina your beautiful finished silver jewelry


You will create your own one-of-a-kind pure silver jewelry for yourself or to give as a special gift!


Details:

  • 3 Week Class
  • Sundays, 1-4pm
  • Tuition does not include the metal clay for your pieces. Silver Clay can be purchased at a discounted market price during class, approximately $45 per 25 grams. Or you may purchase your own at firemountain.com
  • Open to beginners or those with experience


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Please email us if you would like to be notified of the next Silver Clay Jewelry Class

special workshops

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Special 3-Week Workshop: Bezel Setting Cabochons in Silver Clay

Details:

  • 3 Week Workshop
  • Sundays 1-4pm
  • PREREQUISITE: Previous Precious Metal Clay experience
  • Tuition does not include the silver for your pieces. Silver Clay can be purchased at a discounted market price during class, approximately $45 per 25 grams. Or you may purchase your own at firemountain.com

Please email us if you would like to be notified of the next Specialty Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an exciting medium invented by a scientist in Japan, working for the Mitsubishi Corporation, during the early 1990’s. It has grown in popularity since it provides an opportunity for creative expression for those people who might otherwise not be able to design silver jewelry in traditional silversmith methods. 


Linda Bodie has been an amazing ceramic artist for many years creating functional and decorative pottery, but has focused the last several years creating incredible silver jewelry with Precious Metal Clay