CRAFTCAST Bezel-set Metal Clay Pendant: No Soldering Necessary with Sulie Girardi

Bezel-set Metal Clay Pendant: No Soldering Necessary

Instructor Bio: 
85 minutes

Join multi talented jewelry artist Sulie Girardi and learn how to make a stunning metal clay pendant set with a beautiful cabochon stone. Time to dig out those beautiful cabochon stones in your stash and create a unique textured pendant to show it off. Sulie shows you how to make a bezel made of fine silver bezel wire that is fired embedded in your metal clay piece: no soldering required!

This method minimizes distortion and splitting, and illustrates how to work with shrinkage, rather than fighting against it. Complete your pendant with an original bale and then see close-up how Sulie sets the stone for a secure and stunning look.

Included are 2 BONUS videos; learn to make a rolled up bale AND making a toggle clasp from a branch!

Whether you are experienced with metal clay and want to learn a new stone setting technique or want to give metal clay a try, this is the perfect class for you.

This class uses Art Clay and it's shrinkage rate.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • creating a pendant that incorporates a non-fireable stone
  • fabricating non-soldered settings out of fine silver bezel wire
  • setting a cabochon post firing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Art Clay Silver metal clay
  • fine silver bezel wire
  • cabochon stone of choice
  • Standard tools for use with metal clay
  • Kiln

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class to watch over and over again, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.