Bails, Bails, Bails: Creating a Beautiful Finish

$49.95

Join master metal clay artist Julia Rai, and learn how to take your bail-making skills to the next level.

Instructor: Julia Rai
Duration: 150 minutes

About this class

About this class

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.

Bonus
Included with the video download, a PDF with photos, notes, and all the resources you need to get started.

Additional details

  • Overview of bail types
  • Designing for different bail types
  • How to choose which bail to use
  • Options for non-flat pendants
  • Making a variety of bail types
  • Attaching bails to a pendant piece
  • Firing and polishing tips
  • Any metal clay type
  • Each pendant takes around 10g – 15g clay
  • Syringe and paste type
  • Fire in place stones
  • Ready-made dry embellishments – molded elements, balls, flowers, stone settings etc
  • Jump or split rings
  • Assortment of metal clay tools

Description

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.

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