14-01vec Hollow Pendant

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The design possibilities for this dynamic pendant are endless. Choose a classic texture and shape or a sleek modern form: you will love your pendant! The hollow construction saves clay, and you will learn how to file the edges straight and smooth. Embeddable findings provide still more variations.

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020

Time: 9am - 12pm (CST)

Instructor: Sulie Girardi

Skill Level: Intermediate Pre-requisite: some previous metal clay knowledge is helpful

Materials Kit: 20 g. fine silver metal clay, small pot of silver paste, polishing kit, embeddable findings.

Required Tools:  

    • Basic metal clay tool kit: roller, 40 playing cards, scalpel/craft knife, small paintbrush, fluffy medium paintbrush, olive oil, plastic drinking straw, sanding sponges, toothpicks. Flat working surface such as a tile. Wire brush, steel or brass.  Texture plates/rubber stamps if desired.
    • Saranwrap/ cling film
    • Art Clay or PMC3 Syringe: not absolutely necessary, but would be very helpful
    • Plastic or paper template or cookie cutters for your pendant. This should be approx 2.5"x 1"
    • Firing set-up (Butane torch with butane or electric kiln, soldering board or fire brick, fire tweezers) Fiber blanket or vermiculite if available to support the pendant during firing.
    • Rubber-tipped clay shaper: this is important! (available at hobby stores)
    • Straight salon board (nail file), also very important for this project
    • If your template has tight curves you will need a round or half round straight file: a dowel covered in sandpaper is ideal.
    • Small cup of water
    • Saranwrap or cling film
    • Rubber block or small box: this should be about 3 inches tall
    • several small pieces of of non-stick, flexible material, such as a teflon reusable baking sheet. (3" by 3") Or "Tuffcards" available at Cooltools.us
    • Drying arrangement of choice: such as mug warmer or food dehydrator. Additionally, a small box and hairdryer help to speed up drying after the initial drying phase.
    • pin vice or small hand drill, bead reamers (both optional but very helpful)
    • a pretty tassel, if desired