Metal Clay Botanical Pendants

Metal Clay Botanical Pendants

Instructor Bio: 
Duration: 
90 minutes

Join master metal clay artist, Grainne Reynolds, and learn how to make metal clay pendants with the help of mother nature!

This is a perfect class suitable for beginners and those with some silver clay experience who would like to further their knowledge and skills.

Grainne will show you close-up how to use wonderful botanical species such as leaves, seedpods, flowers, grasses, and twigs to make molds and texture mats.

Learn all of Grainne’s tips and techniques for achieving the best results, with a strong focus on a fabulous professional finish.

You will love wearing these beautiful garden-inspired metal clay pieces and make sure and make extras for special gift-giving.

BONUS Also included a bonus video where Grainne shows you how to make an assortment of bales to add to your pendants.

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

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Creating reusable molds and texture mats from botanicals
  • Using silver clay and molds
  • Refining your piece
  • How to drill a hole to attach a jump ring
  • Creating a fancy bail from silver clay
  • Firing, polishing and oxidizing how-to
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Silver clay 10g
  • Olive oil
  • Amazing Moulding putty or Siligum
  • Plastic coated playing cards/spacers
  • Non-stick work surface/ plastic coated playing cards
  • Small Roller
  • Oil brush
  • Sanding sponges
  • 1.5mm drill bit
  • Small tipped brush
  • Torch/kiln
  • Firing brick
  • Agate burnisher
  • 3m polishing papers
  • Liver of sulfur
  • Pro polishing pad
  • Soft polishing cloth
  • Jewellery tumbler (optional)
  • Small cutters (optional)
Bonus: 

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

Join the discussion!

Do we need both or can we just use one or the other? Thx

You can use either torch or kiln for these pieces. It really depends on how big the piece is.

What plants/pods, etc. should we obtain prior to the class?

It's really up to you. Get a few things you love in various sizes. :)

What is the best type of silver clay to work with. There are so many on Amazon- PMC3? Art Clay Silver? Thank you!

Grainne uses Art Clay Silver, but you can use any clay for this project.

Will you be covering how to get the quality of mold impressions of the snowdrops and fuschia flowers as you have shown? All my experience has flowers becoming flattened and the mold horrible!

Yes she will!

How high of a temp is needed for torch firing.? Crème brûlée torch works or no? Thank you!

A butane torch can work just fine depending on the size of the metal clay piece.

It’s possible to extend the size of the piece one can torch fire by simply using two torches at the same time, one in each hand. That’s how our instructor, Donna Penoyer, had us do them in the very first class I ever took. They all came out beautifully.

It’s possible to extend the size of the piece one can torch fire by simply using two torches at the same time, one in each hand. That’s how our instructor, Donna Penoyer, had us do them in the very first class I ever took. They all came out beautifully.

What time is this for Bristol England please Grainne?

I believe it is 3 PM in your timezone. :)

will I be able to download this webinar, to my personal computer, to watch off line at another time?

yes you will. :)

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