Creating Botanical Metal Clay Jewelry and Storage Vessels
Watch as Patrik Kusek shows you, step-by-step, how he takes an organic and sculpture approach with metal clay creating a dimensional pomegranate vessel and stand that incorporates into the design a stunning pendant and coordinated earrings.
Inspired by the story of Persephone, this piece pays tribute to her and the fruit that got her banished to the underworld for 6 months every year.
Learn professional tips and tricks for dry construction, hollow forms, plus leaf and branch construction and assembly.
Additional metal smithing and metal clay construction techniques covered include: how to ball wire ends, how to embed connections seamlessly, plus Patrik’s easy peasy ear post soldering technique.
Construction techniques taught are suitable for silver, bronze, and copper clays.
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- Intermediate/Advanced Metal Clay Techniques
- Hollow form construction
- Embedding wire into metal clay
- Easy method of soldering ear posts onto earrings
- Patinas and finishing
- 100 grams of any brand of metal clay, silver, copper or bronze wire
- Earring posts
- Aura 22K gold (optional)
Make sure and check out the class handout PDF done just for this project.