Making a Metal Clay Family Crest Seal Pendant

Making a Metal Clay Family Crest Seal Pendant

Instructor Bio: 
105 minutes

Join metal clay artist extraordinaire JJ Singh, and learn how you can make your own unique Family Crest Pendant from metal clay.

In the 17th – 18th centuries, women often wore watches attached to the waistband of their gowns. The word FOB came to describe the chains and charms that dangled from them. Many FOBs included a personal seal that could also be used to ensure the privacy of your letters to loved ones. 
JJ will show you how to make a Victorian-inspired FOB with your own custom seal.

Watch close-up as JJ shows you how to use Adobe Draw, a free app, to sketch elements unique to you and your family. You could use a variety of photo images; a favorite flower or tree or even your pet. No worries about your sketching abilities. JJ shows you an easy way to replicate your images.

Then learn how to use all the elements to design your own “coat of arms.”

Once the coat of arms is complete, see how to use Silhouette software to etch and cut the components from your metal clay. Follow along as JJ shows how to construct the hollow form, set small stones, and decorate to complete your pendant seal.

PLUS, construction template SVG file that JJ used in the demonstration is included.

And as an added BONUS, JJ will teach you how easy it is to etch your newly designed coat of arms onto the lid of a glass jewelry box!

Get ready for lots of creative fun and inspiration!

Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources. Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

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

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Sketching in Adobe Draw
  • Designing a coat of arms / family crest
  • Constructing hollow form signet pendant with embellishments

  • BONUS glass etching
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • EZ 960 Metal Clay (or similar) – approx. 25g
  • 4 Fire in place stones approx. 3 mm wide
  • Adobe Draw App (free)
  • iPad w apple pencil (you can also use paper and pencil if you don’t have an iPad)
  • Silhouette Software
  • Silhouette Curio
  • Micro Molds (I used nail art molds)
  • Cork Clay
  • Slip
  • Roller
  • Craft knife
  • Sanding Pads
  • Blender Tool
  • EZ960 Slip
  • Micro file round
  • Patina
  • Polishing Compound

Materials for Bonus

  • Glass jewelry box
  • Glass etch
  • Vinyl etch paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Weeding tool
  • Gloves

In your BONUS video, JJ teaches you how to etch your newly designed coat of arms onto the lid of a glass jewelry box!

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