Put It In Writing: A Metal Clay and Glass Cabochon Pendant with Barbara Becker Simon at Craftcast.com

Put It In Writing: A Metal Clay and Glass Cabochon Pendant

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes

Join master clay and glass artist Barbara Becker Simon and learn to combine metal clay and a fused glass cabochon.

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes and online resources, PLUS the class video to watch as many times as you like.

Using a fused glass cabochon as a focal bead, this pendant literally sends a message!

Ms. Simon will show you how to make a cabochon with text or a drawn image using basic glass fusing techniques.  Then once your glass cab is created, watch step-by-step how to secure it for firing in a fine silver metal clay setting creating a one of a kind pendant.

Barbara will share her tips and techniques for working with glass including Sgrafitto how-to and working with vitreous paints.

Barbara will demonstrate how she makes her bails and completes her design ideas with other embellishments.

Also covered firing and finishing information so you can complete a beautiful glass pendant of your own.

No experience necessary.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Cutting sheet glass
  • Grinding glass shapes
  • Using vitreous paint
  • Sgrafitto techniques
  • Fusing/firing glass
  • Metal Clay choices
  • Secure settings
  • Metal Clay firing/finishing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Protective eye wear
  • PMC 3 or PMC Flex, at least 25g.
  • Black sheet glass 
  • Multi Pen” glass enamel
  • Glass cutting and grinding equipment for shaping the blanks
  • Needle tool or similar to scrape the letters.
  • Soft paint brush
  • Dust mask
  • Firing paper
  • Clean kiln shelf
  • Basic Metal Clay tools
  • Metal Clay kiln
  • Kiln shelves and supports
  • Vermiculite
  • Heat proof gloves
  • Tongs or long tweezers for reaching into kiln
  • Dawn liquid dish detergent
  • Brass brushes
  • Black Max or similar silver darkener (use this in place of LOS)
  • Tweezers
  • 0000 steel wool
  • Dehydrator and/or convection oven
  • Plastic wrap
  • Lubricant

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