Get fired up with certified silver clay master Cindy Pankopf, author of The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry. Learn to make silver metal clay into ornate, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using advanced techniques like stone setting and glass application. Once Cindy teaches you to sculpt cork clay bases and carve polymer texture stamps, your jewelry design will be limited only by your imagination. Forge ahead!
Meet Cindy and go over what you'll learn about clay and how to use the Craftsy platform. Discuss kilns and clay types with Cindy and your classmates on the platform.
An appropriate workspace is key to project success and safety. Learn about the firing process, kilns, tools and all the basics of the metal clay itself.
Build your foundation skills with Cindy's step-by-step guidance. You'll learn to store and reclaim your clay, as well as fire it up!
Tackle your first project by setting a stone! Cindy shows you how to consider your stone choices, use acrylic stamps and prep for your stone setting.
Learn how to kiln fire your stone sampler and ensure a great finish. Cindy will demonstrate different settings and patinas.
Make a beautiful pendant with silver clay and glass. Cindy guides you through practicing snake formations and carving vines!
Cindy will walk you through kiln firing your beautiful entwined pendant.
Learn about cork clay and the joys of working in this novel medium. Cindy's tips and techniques are sure to spark your creativity.
What is polymer clay? When should you use polymer clay? Cindy answers these questions and more to get your project underway with polymer clay!
Learn to make hollow beads with Cindy's step-by-step instruction. Once you begin firing beads, the jewelry possibilities are endless.
Learn the best practices for firing your beads in the kiln. Cindy takes you step by step through this intricate and invigorating process.
Learn how to create a rainbow patina, a spot patina and a reverse gel patina. You can also avoid unwanted patina's with Cindy's expert advice.
Learn what to do when your greenware (unfired clay) breaks and how to repair post-firing breaks.
"I can't say enough about Cindy's teaching style. She really made me feel like I was there with her. Very warm and encouraging. She answered every question I asked very thoroughly and in a timely matter. I learned so many tips and new skills from this class. There are class sections I have watched many times. So it was nice to be able to access lessons whenever I like. I would recommend this class for students at any level."
- Fiber Fanatic