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Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 25 @ 9:30 am EST - 5:30 pm EST

Cdn $105.00

Course outline: Fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly way to create fine silver jewellery such as pendants and charms. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will be discussed.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Creating unique jewellery and objects with fine silver metal clay.

Bring to class:

  • Any brand of fine silver metal clay
  • Teflon surface (or smooth-texture freezer bag)
  • Metal clay roller
  • Graduated slats (or playing cards if preferred)
  • Flexible tissue blade (or exacto blade)
  • Fine needle files
  • Wet-dry polishing paper or sanding foam set
  • Sketchbook and pencil
  • Optional: Visual aids such as optivisors or magnifying glasses
  • Optional: Bring anything that you like the texture of: leaves, lace, doilies, plastic stencils, candy molds, plastic mesh packaging. The possibilities are endless.
  • Optional: UV photopolymer plate for creating your own unique design
  • Optional: Heat-safe laboratory grown gemstone (such as synthetic corundum, or cubic zirconia)

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.


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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada

How to Register:

  • You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration
  • Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
  • For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
  • In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.