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Posted July 9th, 2019  /  Ends September 6th, 2019

Techniques in Argentium + PMC with Vickie Hallmark

Sep 07th - Sep 08th | 10am to 6pm

Argentium and metal clay are two novel metal materials that are perfect together! Learn the basics of both materials, and how to combine them to take advantage of the unique qualities of both.

Metal clay is a quick, direct method for building sculptural components or capturing complex textures in metal. Students will experiment with a variety of techniques to produce metal clay elements, while learning concepts that will allow them to build more complex structures and to personalize their jewelry designs. Argentium wire and sheet will then be used to build simple supporting structures that highlight the metal clay details.Student should expect to make a variety of metal clay components and then construct at least one pair of wire-based earrings as well as a more complex pendant, including a bezel set stone if desired.

This two day workshop includes one day to explore working with metal clay components that will be fired to use in the projects.