13-08vec 3 Earrings in 3 Hours

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Create 3 pairs of fabulous earrings in just 3 hours, start to finish. Learn the fundamentals of working with metal clay and how to get the most out of your materials. Students will learn how to work with minimal tools that are low cost and effective. No kiln required, as students will learn the skills of torch firing. To complete the earrings student will learn how to solder on ear post and create different styles of ear wires.

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm (CST)

Instructor: Stephanie Chavez

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Kit: PMC Flex - 15 g, Sterling silver wire, Sterling silver ear posts, Sterling silver ear nuts, Head pins and Beads (bead styles will vary), Solder, Polishing pads

Required Tools:  

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Basic metal clay tool kit (Clay roller Non-stick working surface(plastic folder or glazed ceramic tile), Needle tool/awl, Water mister, Paintbrush(s), Release agent (Cool Slip, olive oil), Depth measuring guides or playing cards, Brass brush, Sanding equipment: files, sponges, paper, Drying plate, Tweezers, X-acto knife.
  • Textures or pattern sheets
  • Basic soldering set-up (Butane torch, Soldering board, Soldering pick, Pickle, Flux, Easy solder)
  • Chasing hammer
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Polishing and finishing tools (steel wool, brass brush or flex shaft/rotary tools)