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Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay

with Cindy Pankopf
Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay
Learn to shape, fire and finish silver metal clay into ornate, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, including earrings, pendants and beads.

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!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • 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.


Lesson 2. Setting Up Your Workspace


Lesson 3. Foundation Skills


Lesson 4. Stone Setting Sampler


Lesson 5. Kiln Firing Stone Setting Sampler


Lesson 6. Entwined Pendant


Lesson 7. Kiln Firing Entwined Pendant


Lesson 8. Working with Cork Clay


Lesson 9. Carving Custom Textures


Lesson 10. A Bead of Your Own


Lesson 11. Kiln Firing a Bead of Your Own


Lesson 12. Bonus - Patinas


Lesson 13. Bonus - Troubleshooting

"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."
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