Mixed Metal Pendant: Learn to Create and Inlay a Copper Design in Fine Silver with Paula Beckett at CraftCast.com

Mixed Metal Pendant: Learn to Create and Inlay a Copper Design in Fine Silver Metal Clay

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes

Join Art Clay instructor, Ms.Paula Beckett, and learn how to create a fine silver metal clay pendant with a copper inlay!

Mixing metals is a very popular technique, but can be confusing as to which metal clays to use how to combine.

Paula shares with you her formula.

Watch Ms. Beckett take you step-by-step on how to create a silver base pendant to support your inlay, with all the tips you need for a successful outcome. Then watch and learn how to prepare the copper clay for a beautiful inlay finish.

Ms. Beckett shares her tried and true techniques for avoiding and repairing any problems along the way.

Then see how to create a professional finish complete with using Baldwin patina.

Adding a unique copper inlay design is a fun way to take your metal clay jewelry skills to another level.

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.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included. Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet and contains a full list of supplies needed.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Preparing fine silver base; thickness and curvature
  • Securing copper inlay
  • Firing inlay
  • Minimizing repairs post firing
  • Fabricating and securing bale
  • Recognizing stages of firing
  • Sanding and first fire to check
  • Making proper repairs
  • Professional finishing techniques
  • Applying Baldwin Patina
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Art Clay Silver
  • Art Clay Copper
  • Painter’s pallet
  • Cake decorating half round armature
  • Baldwin Patina
  • Mask for sanding
  • Spackle tool
  • Templates for the hand carved design
  • Tooth picks
  • Clay pick
  • Deep texture simple texture plates with walls that are straight up and down
  • Glardon Vallorbe square escapement file Swiss made #4
  • Carving tools
  • Kiln
  • Rotary tool for polishing
  • Raw series silicone carbide wheels red and white
  • AdvantEdge blue then pink polishing wheel

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