Enamel and Metal Clay Bead Mash-Up RecordingThursday May 19, 2011
Enamel and Metal Clay Bead Mash-Up
Learn to make a set of graduated beads using an enamel and metal clay hybrid.
Barbara Becker Simon is back again, this time to show you how to make a set of graduated beads combining enameling techniques with metal clay. Ms. Simon will show you step-by-step how to combine glass enamels with metal clay for a colored clay result, plus share with you the secret to how to create graduated beads with your metal clay, and all the tips and tricks you need to know to get creating your own unique necklace.
Covered in Class:
• Adding accent enamel color to your piece
• How-to size the beads proportionately for a graduated appearance
• Adding surface textures to your beads
• Tips for firing
• plus ideas and images to get you creating.
Learn all the techniques you need to get started combining color with metal clay and create your own designs.
Barbara shares with you her tried and true formula for mixing the right enamels into the metal clay for great results.
Learn to make perfect end caps...
...and how to add the cap to the bead for a perfect fit.
PLUS, learn the secret behind how to get graduated sizes of beads without any guess work!
Learn to ADD color into the metal clay!
INCLUDED with purchase a PDF of the class notes, plus a PDF of the full AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION.
Barbara Becker Simon has been a jeweler for over thirty-five years and a lampwork/bead artist since 1996. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in metalwork and jewelry from the University of Wisconsin. She has garnered recognition for both her metalwork and her glass work in such publications as Lapidary Journal and such venues as the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C..