Classes

Metal clay, soldering, cold connections, lampworking and more...we've got the class you're looking for!

 

Paula, a certified metal clay artist and instructor, has been teaching the art of metal clay to others since 2002. Her enthusiasm, good humor and ability to convey instructions simply and clearly make for the perfect combination of learning while having fun. In addition to teaching she co-owns One Sweet Bead with her daughter Stacey, a lampwork artist, and is also and accomplished woodcarver, metalsmith and jewelry designer.

 

Your Heart's Desire Pendant

Cost: $75
Capacity: 6

Learn how to create this hollow, two sided silver pendant. In this class you will learn how to blend sterling and fine silver clays to create silver 960, a version that offers the best qualities of each individual clay. After learning the basics of working with metal clay including rolling and texturing we'll move on the creating hollow forms using the amazing template kits from Janet Alexandar and a simple no fail technique for stone setting. This class also covers sanding, firing and finishing including adding a patina so you can take your beautiful finished pendant home to enjoy and share with friends and family!

 

Intro to Scratchfoam & PMC Flex

Scratch Foam Class

Cost: $85
Capacity: 6

Learning to use Scratch Foam is incredibly simple and produces amazing results. Using a pen and a ball burnisher I'll help you create a unique texture that will give you a beautifully raised design ready to use with one of metal clays newest products. PMC Flex is exactly the same as PMC3 but stays flexible when dry. This feature allows you to make surface details like coils and even a large closed jump ring that we'll fire in place on your pendant. Once fired a little patina is added for some color. This class is for the beginner as well as students with experience. Join us and have some fun with Scratch Foam & PMC Flex!

Course length: 3.5 hrs

Relics - A Multi-Technique Workshop

Cost: $85
Capacity: 6

Our newest class offering combines 3 new skills into 1 fantastic class. Start with the basics of silver metal clay including stone setting, texturing and firing to create an original piece. Next move on to learn the basics of copper etching to creating a unique backdrop for our fine silver piece. Last but not least master simple cold connections to layer your pieces into one stunning pendant.

Course length: 5 hrs with a break

Molding Madness - Working with molds & layering

Cost: $65
Capacity: 6

Create your own unique fine silver layer bracelet with lampwork closure in this new class. In this class our skill focus is on layering pieces along with using found objects and molding materials to create a reusable silicon mold. You'll also learn all the basics of silver metal clay including firing, patinas and polishing. Great class for all skill levels.

Course length: 3.5 - 4 hrs.

Full Moon Lentil - Hollow forms & stone setting

Cost: $85
Capacity: 6
Come join us in class and make this beautiful silver pendant in an afternoon! I’ll teach you the basics of working with silver metal clay including firing, patinas and polishing to make your finished pendant shine like a full moon along with a simple technique for setting stones. This is a great class for all levels of experience so beginners are welcome! Take your jewelry making skills to a new level with silver metal clay.
Course length: 2.5 - 3Hrs

Journey - Intro to resin & metal clay

Cost: $85
Capacity: 5
Using silver metal clay, papers and resin you can learn to create this fanciful steampunk-style pendant. I’ll show you how to roll, texture and shape each piece, join them together, and then sand and prep for firing in a kiln. After firing you’ll tumble, polish and patina then add in the paper and resin to finish your journey! You’ll learn how to prep papers and how to apply and cure resin quickly with no bubbles or discoloring!  A great class for all levels of experience.
Course length: 4 - 4.5 Hrs
 

Sacred Vessels

 
Cost: $85
Capacity: 6
In this class you’ll learn to use silver PMC3 by making a hollow bead that we’ll transform into a vessel complete with a beaded cork stopper and a cubic zirconia jewel for a little bling. Rolling, shaping and texturing are all techniques you’ll learn then I’ll show you a simple way to set cz’s into your jewelry. Sanding, firing , polishing and patina are the final steps in finishing then we’ll add leather cording and a handmade stopper to complete your sacred vessel.
Course length: 2.5 - 3Hrs
 

Ring Bling - Stone setting and ring crafting

Cost: $85
Capacity: 6

Who doesn't love rings? Let me show you a way to make PMC3 rings that fit perfectly after firing with a new product called RingCores. In class you'll learn to work with PMC3 by rolling, coiling, texturing and setting stones then building onto the sterling RingCore blank, using it as your creative canvas. After sanding and firing we'll tumble, polish and patina to bring out your lovely designs. Ring making is a lot more fun and you get a perfect fit every time!