The Macaroni Metal Clay Pendant

The Macaroni Metal Clay Pendant

Instructor Bio: 
145 minutes

Join master craftswoman Barbara Becker Simon, and learn how to make this handsome three dimensional metal clay pendant embellished with pearls.

Watch and learn how Barbara uses molded pieces to create a hollow form. Then see how to embellish with accent pearls. As a BONUS Barbara will show you the art of adding gold Keum Boo to your piece. You'll love adding bits of gold on all your pieces.

Ms. Becker will cover everything you need to know to create your own stunning pendant, plus included BONUS how-to videos on:

Keum Boo
Alternative Metal Clay Applications
Variations on the Theme
Making a Flatback Pendant

Don’t miss this special presentation.

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • Making/choosing molds
  • Texturing clay
  • Using molds with clay
  • Dry construction of a hollow form
  • Implanting wires for pearls/beads
  • Firing procedures
  • Keum Boo
  • Finishing
  • Epoxy for pearl attachment
  • Variations and options for this technique
  • Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Fine silver PMC
  • Optional: PMC paper
  • PMC fine silver paste: commercial or homemade
  • 20 ga. fine silver wire
  • Optional: 16 ga sterling or Argentium wire
  • Half-drilled pearls or gem balls OR beads or fully drilled pearls
  • Torus (donut) shaped mold (purchased or homemade with polymer clay}
  • Keum Boo gauge 24K gold sheet
  • Good two part epoxy, clear
  • Basic Metal clay tool kit
  • Texture plates
  • Dehydrator or convection/toaster oven or other warming device
  • Pliers
  • Nippers
  • Metal clay kiln
  • Fiber blanket
  • Ceramic kiln posts
  • Trinket kiln (for keum boo)
  • Brass inserts for trinket kiln
  • Agate or borosilicate glass burnishers
  • Tweezers
  • Fine nail scissors
  • Liver of Sulfur for Keum Boo-ed pieces
  • Commercial silver blackener only if no Keum Boo used
  • Steel wool, 0000
  • Brass brush
  • Burnisher
  • Toothpicks
  • Optional: Fiberglass brush
  • Bonus: 

    Included with the video downloads (class PLUS 4 bonus videos), is a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started!