Creating Jewelry with Precious Metal Clay
Heart Set – January 14, 2022 (9:30am – 4:30pm)
Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). $150 + $75 materials fee payable to instructor at the time of class * There is a $50 nonrefundable fee for jewelry class cancellations.
Heart shaped set: we will focus on texturing metal clay, creating an open design with some negative space, creating a bezel, and setting a faceted simulated Garnet or white Cubic Zirconia. Students will learn how to create a clay snake that they wrap in a spiral formation around the gemstone, adding interest to the setting. Firing and all finishing will be completed in this class, students will leave with a finished piece of jewelry! Other shaped templates will be available if the student prefers a different shaped design. Class size is limited to 8 students, Ages 18+, beginners welcome.
One day workshops runs from 9:30AM – approximately 4:30PM, with an hour for lunch and firing time. Students should bring a brown bag lunch, wear closed toe shoes please.
Monique is a traditional metalsmith, metal clay artist, and an enamellist. She uses sterling silver, fine silver, precious metal clay, semi-precious gemstones, enamels, and 22 and 24kt gold accents in her work. She creates unique one of a kind wearable works of art by combining a variety of techniques from the three disciplines.
Monique holds several certifications in precious metal clay, is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen. She is a member of the PA Society of Goldsmiths, and the Greater Philadelphia Metal Clay Guild. Monique’s work has been published multiple times in Handmade Business magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, and her work was featured on the cover and in a feature article of Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2016.
Learn more about Monique at http://www.moniquesartjewelry.com or on Facebook