Now available - our DVD.
Sometimes it is difficult to remember, even with the notes, every aspect of what you learned in the workshops - an indepth DVD provides the ideal companion for when you start making your pieces at home.
This DVD is available via our shop or for 20% discount for those who purchase a copy during a Level 1 workshop and for those who have already undertaken the workshop.
Available via our shop on our new online lesson website
WILD DESIGNS JEWELLERY MAKING 'DIPLOMA IN PMC' COURSE
Level 1 - Precious Metal Clay for Beginners (2 days - no previous experience necessary)
This level starts with the basics then continues with handling the clay, using slip and incorporating silver findings into PMC clay.
Workshop 1. Starting with handling & designing with the clay, texturing, setting a faceted fire-resistant stone, drying, firing, and polishing your finished items. You will make a pendant, a pair of earrings, using a mould, plus an organic leaf pendant.
Workshop 2. This final workshop in Level 1 includes fine silver findings. You will make second pair of earrings and a ring. You will learn how to use a ring mandrel and to allow for shrinkage.
The contents of Workshop 1 and 2 may interchange with the organic leaf project.
The projects within this level also include torch firing and kiln firing. All the techniques in this level will give a good foundation needed for the other levels.
*Advantages and uses of different kinds of PMC
*Construction and assembly
*Using slip to create a leaf pendant
*Sanding, burnishing, polishing
*Rolling out a rod/snake
Attainment : Level 1 - Certificate of Achievement
Examples of what can be made.
Each workshop can be booked separately (works out at only £126 per workshop).
DATES FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT, WITH THE ABILITY TO DO EACH LEVEL AND WORKSHOP TO FIT IN WITH YOUR OWN LIFESTYLE.