Metal Clay Earrings 101 with Janet Alexander

Metal Clay Earrings 101

Instructor Bio: 
58 minutes

Join award winning metal clay artist, Janet Alexander, and learn how to make these stunning metal clay earrings.

If you want to learn the basics, Janet will share with you the important tips for success. Even if you've been working with metal clay for awhile, Janet reveals some really great ideas and techniques you might not have seen anywhere else!

Watch and learn all about metal clay and its properties, including shrinkage, firing schedules, basic texturing skills, and working with different metal clay types.

Plus Janet will give her tips and tricks for some intermediate skills such as creating a hollow form using the Perfect Match™ dome kit, embedding wires, using a millimeter gauge, drilling holes into dry metal clay, and adding hammered wire as decoration.

If you have wanted to try your hand at metal clay, or increase your skill level, this class is for you.

Don’t miss this special presentation.

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • clay choices
  • shrinkage
  • cutting and matching fronts to backs
  • texturing clay
layering clay
  • embedding wires
  • adding embellishments
  • firing tips
  • finishing techniques
  • Materials Used In This Class: 
  • metal clay
  • basic metal clay tools
  • drying surface (cup warmer)
  • liver of sulfur
  • torch or kiln
  • Bonus: 

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