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Epoxy Clay Artistry

with Debbi Simon
Epoxy Clay Artistry
Add trendy techniques to your jewelry tool kit with a versatile new material: epoxy clay. Mixed-media artist Debbi Simon shows you how to use it to create jewelry looks from faded to flashy.

Let artist-turned-jewelry-maker Debbi Simon introduce you to the possibilities of epoxy clay. From the basics of filling a bezel with sparkling crystals, to making filigree embellishments and jewelry molds, Debbi will teach you the technical skills to design professional-looking jewelry and using epoxy clay in a variety of ways. Whatever your level of skill or personal style, there's something here for every jewelry maker!

 

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Lesson plan

5:10

Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Debbi Simon shows you the techniques and materials you'll need to make epoxy clay jewelry from in a variety of styles.

19:38

Lesson 2. Basics

  • Debbi starts you off with a look at the materials and tools you'll be using. Learn how to mix and color the clay and get some tips on cleanup and curing.

39:40

Lesson 3. Simple Bezels

  • Start making jewelry by working with bezels and placing stones, shells and crystals in the clay.

41:25

Lesson 4. Advanced Bezels

  • Once you've mastered the simple bezel, try something a little fancier! Debbi demonstrates how to make beads, use channel settings and work with found objects.

21:39

Lesson 5. Textures & Stamps

  • Debbi guides you through adding detail to your work with rubber stamps, pearlized inks, and color.

38:24

Lesson 6. Transfers

  • Learn how to use images and photos to make your new jewelry look vintage and funky! Debbi also shows you how to avoid and correct common mistakes.

38:24

Lesson 7. Working with Molds

  • Learn how to make molds and use castings to create original shapes for your jewelry.

27:06

Lesson 8. Making Free Form Shapes

  • You can create any shape with epoxy clay and make it truly your own. Follow along with Debbi as you roll, oil and texture your clay. You can even add marbling!

22:00

Lesson 9. Building and Constructing with Clay

  • Add filigree and other textural embellishments to your jewelry pieces for a one-of-a-kind look.

20:38

Lesson 10. Making Armatures

  • Armatures are the underlying structure for your clay pieces. Debbi shows you how to work with wire armatures or use natural items to give your piece strength.

56:33

Lesson 11. Finishing Techniques

  • Your jewelry is almost done! Debbi gives you tips on sanding, drilling, and adding findings to your masterpiece.

6:03

Lesson 12. Bonus: Shadow Box

  • In this bonus lesson, Debbi shows you how to make an artsy and trendy shadow-box necklace!

"Debbi Simon knows her material and is very good at teaching her subject. She really stresses individual creativity while showing the various projects. ... I have added many video notes so I can go back to key elements in her class to refer to when actually starting to work with the epoxy clay. ... Debbi Simon is a naturally gifted teacher and imparts the desire to learn new things. I think her class is extremely inspirational and can only highly recommend taking her course. Thanks, Debbi, for sharing your knowledge with us."
- Lisa Wood
USA

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