Adding Custom Color Designs to Metal Clay with Helga van Leipsig

Adding Custom Color Designs to Metal Clay with Helga van Leipsig

87 minutes

Metal Clay jewelry artist, Helga van Leipsig will show you her innovative new way of applying custom color decals to your metal clay and fine silver jewelry projects.

Learn the how-to behind this technique, borrowed from the ceramic industry, that uses custom made water-slide decals to add vivid graphic color to your metal clay pieces.

“Pieces made with this technique have a different look then, for example, enamel. It opens another array of applying color or graphic work on jewellery. It can be an excellent way of developing a production line.”
~Helga van Leipsig

Don't miss this learning all about this innovative new technique. Expand your Metal Clay creative possibilities.

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My name is Helga van Leipsig, designer & maker of the jewelry that you can buy here on La Leipsig Jewels. The area where I live is the South of Netherlands, a province called Limburg, a quiet and rural place that influences me a lot. You can find me often armed with a camera with macro lens looking for inspiration in my garden and the fields around me.

A little green sprout that forces itself through a crack in the earth, the fragile beginning of a future big tree. Rhythm in the leaves and symmetry in flowers. The growing bud that explodes in a symphony of colors. The perspective of furrows and ridges in a field. It all enchants me. These images are transformed in my studio into gold and silver jewelry. My jewelry is grounded in nature. When you wear one of my pieces, you are connected to the source of my inspiration, the earth and her elements.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Learn to make and apply graphic decals
  • Customizing your own designs
  • Adding professional custom design and color
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • decal papers
  • metal clays
  • metal clay basic tools

Included is a class handout filled with notes and all the resource information you need to get started.