Join master metal clay artist Julia Rai, and learn how to take your bail-making skills to the next level.
Most beginners learn to punch or drill a hole in a flat pendant, add a jump ring and thread a chain to wear their piece with pride. It’s the quickest and easiest way to finish a fired pendant and works well on an assortment of pieces.
As your experience with metal clay grows, you’ll want more choices on how you finish your pendants.
In this class, Julia will outline various bail types; hidden, visible, fixed, floating, plain, fancy, and even a bit quirky! Starting with the same flat pendant piece, she will show you how to vary the design just by changing the bail in multiple ways. She will demonstrate how to make bail samples that you can keep in the dry stage to try out on your designs to help you decide what works best. And she’ll show you when using a jump ring – or more than one – can elevate your work beyond the basic into the brilliant.
In the bonus video, Julia will show you how to add different bail types to dimensional pieces and how to make rollover bails. Other bail options will be shown, plus some of her heavier pendant pieces and the bails she created for them.
Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources and the video to watch again and again.
Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.