Creating a Metal Clay Tree of Life Pendant with Pam East

Creating a Metal Clay Tree of Life Pendant

Instructor Bio: 
Duration: 
155 minutes

Join metal clay master artist, Pam East, and learn how to create this gorgeous three-dimensional tree pendant. 
Pam incorporates a wide range of metal clay techniques you will use in this piece as well as your other metal clay creations.

Learn how to create organic forms inspired by nature using photopolymer plates, syringe application, slip-trailing, and more.

Set a natural gemstone cabochon “moon” in the branches of your tree.  
The unique branch bail completes this stunning pendant you will love to wear.

PLUS in BONUS videos, Pam will demonstrate a simplified bail for beginners, how to create a photopolymer plate, and making embellishment leaves to add to your tree. Over 2 1/2 hours of total video instruction.

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes, and online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.

No experience necessary.
Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Using a photopolymer plate with Metal Clay
  • Extruded clay borders and bail
  • Syringe embellishment and enhancement
  • Slip trailing for organic looks
  • Setting small cabochons
  • Firing with gemstones in place
  • Patina and Polishing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 20g Art Clay Silver Paste
  • 6mm Moonstone Cabochon
  • Basic Metal Clay Tool Kit
  • Roller
  • Flexible work surface
  • Needle tool
  • Empty syringe
  • Brushes
  • Silverwhite Bright #4
  • Silverwhite Bright #0
  • Release agent
  • Sponge tip makeup applicators
  • Sanding blocks
  • Tidy Dray
  • Straw
  • Rounded square template
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Kiln
  • Firing pan
  • Acid washed coconut carbon
  • Wire Brush
  • Rotary tool
  • Radial bristle discs
  • Mini fiber wheel - fine
  • Patina Gel (LOS)
  • Flash shiner
Bonus: 

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

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

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

Join the discussion!

I don't know how to rewatch as I am not so computer savvy and how do I get the template for the tree?

Hi Nancy,
If you purchased the video, you can rewatch by going to your craftcast.com "My Library." The template is there as well. Just scroll down to the downloads area and you will see it listed. If you have any problems email us at: [email protected]