Precious Metal Clay - Make your own Silver Jewellery
One day workshops for beginners with Jenny Timms

"A great day - very patient instructors, small class size meant lots of 1:1 input'. - Susan

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - make your own silver jewellery using PMC, including a pendant, earrings and a necklace incorporating an initial letter - your own or someone else's!

In this workshop you will learn about the fascinating world of jewellery-making with Precious Metal Clay - aka. PMC.
PMC is a clay-like combination of pure silver and organic binders that, when fired, become solid silver.

This class cost includes 15 grammes of silver PMC - enough to make 3 projects, created to give you experience of a range of clay making techniques.

After discussing the properties of PMC, the options for firing and how to make the most of your clay we'll begin with a simple earrings project. You'll learn to handle the clay, roll it out and add textures, cut out shapes and refine the finish of the clay before firing with a blowtorch.

Next, you'll make a groovy 'Initial Letter' necklace about 40mm high, like the one shown on this page. You can choose your own inital, or make a personlised silver gift for someone else! With this project you'll learn about some of the clay modelling properties that make PMC so versatile.

Your third project will teach you finishing and polishing techniques that you can apply to future projects. You'll make a pendant with clay decorations of your choice and incorporating a 'high-shine' element to give a bright, highly polished look to your piece. You'll also learn how to make a bail out of PMC to add to the back of your pendant.

If you have enough clay left over, you can then make a fun, personalised cartouche using our letter stamps or a silver charm using a rubber mould.

We provide enough silver clay for your main projects as part of the course cost; more can be purchased from us during the class or afterwards.

The course cost of £120 includes:

  • 15 grammes of PMC and silver PMC paste
  • Use of all tools and apron and kiln time for your larger pieces
  • Light lunch & refreshments during the day
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • All your work to keep
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme

How to book your place

Precious Metal Clay for Beginners takes place at Vitreus Art @ Wakefield, 5 miles north of Milton Keynes on these dates; class runs from 10.30 to 16.30.

  • Sat 30th September - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 1 places remaining
  • Sat 4th November - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 4 places remaining
  • Sun 10th Dec - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 4 places remaining

If you're ready to book, select the date you prefer and make your booking - debit / credit cards and PayPal accepted . We can also take personal bookings in our studio.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

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You can read more on our blog post about this class, here.

If you like this class, you might also like Fused Glass Jewellery for Beginners - make funky fuseed glass jewellery while learning about glass fusing.

 

About Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy

Jenny and Mike are developing new workshops to add to the established range of Vitreus Art classes in glass art forms. Our workshops aim to encourage anyone to jump right in and have a go, no previous experience required!

Both Jenny and Mike have completed the UK PMC certification programme and are delighted to be able to share this exciting craft!
PMC is suitabe for home enjoyment - feel free to ask us about setting up your own PMC jewellery studio

Silk painting - make your own coloured silk scarfMake a groovy initial silver letter, like this 'J'
Using shibori silk painting techniques
Learn a range of PMC rolling and texturing techniques
Folding silk before applying coloured dyes
Polishing a finished piece ready to take home
Iron fix your scarf ready to take home
Constructing a pendant, one of your three projects on our class
Precious metal clay - make a pair of silver earrings
Make a pair of silver earrings, lots of different designs possible
Make a choice of silver pendant designs - precious metal clay for beginners with Vitreus Art
Pendants made on recent workshops