Metalwork: Exploring Metal Clay Hollow Forms (Video Download)

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Join jewelry artist Susan J. Lewis, metal clay instructor of 12 years, in 4 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to handcraft your own metal lentil, cylinder, and sphere beads.

Master hollow-form techniques from creating cores to making seamless closures as you learn how to make stunning metal clay pieces.

Enhance your jewelry-making skills as you learn how to:

  • Get started the right way with a comprehensive tools and materials overview.
  • Create unique artisan beads with just the shape, size, and style you want.
  • Avoid mistakes and make the perfect piece with sizing tips and shrinkage must-knows.
  • Save money with tricks for using less precious clay for even more design impact.
  • Make your own end caps and more fun findings with these how-tos.
  • And more!



Some Tools and Materials You'll Need:

- Silicon work surface

- Roller (PVC pipe)

- Thickness spacers (or playing cards)

- Needle tool, rubber shaper tool

- Carving tools, burnishing tool

- Tissue blade

- Tweezers, makeup brush

- Small paintbrush, brass brush

- Olive oil

- Water bowl, sponge, and squirt bottle

- Drinking straws, toothpicks

- Emory boards, sandpaper, steel wool

- Textures and rubber stamps

- Hot plate or mug warmer

- Access to kiln and tumbler

SKU: EP2191

Author/Speaker/Editor: Susan J. Lewis

Format: Standard Definition Video