Mastering the Open Shank Ring Pt. 1: Fit, Facets and Floral

$44.95

Join metal clay master artist Julia Rai LIVE online on March 9th, 10 AM ET, and dive into the art of crafting three distinctive rings that break away from the traditional continuous band shank, featuring an open shank design.

Instructor: Julia Rai
Duration: 90 minutes
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About this class

About this class

Join metal clay master artist Julia Rai LIVE online on March 9th, 10 AM ET, and dive into the art of crafting three distinctive rings that break away from the traditional continuous band shank, featuring an open shank design.

Mostly built on the mandrel and using snakes of clay to create round profile shanks, Julia will demonstrate exciting techniques to build rings that range from simple and classic to far from ordinary!

These innovative methods and designs are adaptable to fine silver clay, but Julia recommends using 950 or 960 Sterling clay for added durability. Julia will share her kiln setup and firing schedules, ensuring a successful firing process. Discover how to test stones before firing, safeguarding against complications at the temperatures required for firing Sterling Clays.

Then, watch close-up and see how to construct three unique design concepts, including stone setting and 3D embellishment techniques.

Elevate your jewelry-making skills through the art of open-shank ring construction. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills and create exceptional pieces under the guidance of a master artist.

Please note that the basics for ring sizing, preparing the ring mandrel, and testing stones will be covered in Parts 1 and 2, making each part a stand alone class.

PLUS, Julia will be taking your questions during this LIVE presentation.

Bonus
Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources.
Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet. You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

Additional details

  • Sizing Rings for Correct Fit
  • How to Test Fire Stones
  • Clay Drying for Specific Design Requirements
  • Building Rngs on a Mandrel
  • Creating Designs from Simple to Complex
  • Adding Texture with Metal Clay Paste
  • Fire in place stone setting
  • Creating Embellishments
  • Art Clay 950/EZ960 or similar sterling clay
  • Syringe clay – ACS 999 is fine
  • Paste
  • Polymer clay
  • 3mm to 8mm fire in place Cubic Zirconia Stones
  • Molding Compound
  • Basic Metal Clay Tools

Description

Join metal clay master artist Julia Rai LIVE online on March 9th, 10 AM ET, and dive into the art of crafting three distinctive rings that break away from the traditional continuous band shank, featuring an open shank design.

Mostly built on the mandrel and using snakes of clay to create round profile shanks, Julia will demonstrate exciting techniques to build rings that range from simple and classic to far from ordinary!

These innovative methods and designs are adaptable to fine silver clay, but Julia recommends using 950 or 960 Sterling clay for added durability. Julia will share her kiln setup and firing schedules, ensuring a successful firing process. Discover how to test stones before firing, safeguarding against complications at the temperatures required for firing Sterling Clays.

Then, watch close-up and see how to construct three unique design concepts, including stone setting and 3D embellishment techniques.

Elevate your jewelry-making skills through the art of open-shank ring construction. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills and create exceptional pieces under the guidance of a master artist.

Please note that the basics for ring sizing, preparing the ring mandrel, and testing stones will be covered in Parts 1 and 2, making each part a stand alone class.

PLUS, Julia will be taking your questions during this LIVE presentation.

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