The Great Bead Escape

 

 

Carrie Story

Carrie Story      (click on name for bio)

 
Simple Stone Setting on Bronze Metal Clay
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Simple Stone Setting on Bronze Metal Clay

Learn how to professionally set multitudes of beautiful stones in Five Star Light Bronze Clay simply and affordably. You will learn to roll, texture, cut, position bezels, refine, fire and polish bronze metal clay.  Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. With this technique  you will not be limited to stones that can be fired. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so that  you can work with all types of metal clay at home. You will have access to try a variety of tools and  equipment to help you decide what would be best for your future projects. Finish a bronze  pendant or earrings with a choice of stones and sizes that you design, and leave with the expertise and knowledge required to make metal clay jewelry on your own.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered:  Thursday AM, Friday AM, Saturday AM

Creative Foundations with Sculpted Metal Clay Flowers
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Creative Foundations with Sculpted Metal Clay Flowers

Get creative while exploring the wonderful world of color! Learn to use patina paints to create stunning designs on wood, buffalo horn or metal components. Carrie will provide pre-made bronze metal clay flowers for you to finish and attach to the foundation of your choice. Students will work with Vintaj patinas and practice applying to achieve dimension and depth. A selection of foundation bracelets, flowers, leaves and colors will be available to allow creative expression.  Finish your piece and leave with the expertise and knowledge required to work with patinas on several surfaces. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered:  Saturday PM, Sunday AM

Mirror Image Pendant; Firing Mixed Metal Clays
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Mirror Image Pendant; Firing Mixed Metal Clays

Want to create those awesome, multi-colored metal clay pieces? Learn how to combine non-precious metals and fire together without failures. You will learn to create a mirror image, reversible pendant with two Five Star Metal Clays (Red Bronze and Light Bronze). Carrie will provide detailed instructions on combining all five of the clays in multiple combinations and fire successfully. Carrie will provide detailed instructions and demonstrations, and help with design considerations while you make the piece. You will have access to try a variety of tools and equipment to help you decide what would be best for your future projects. 

Skill Level:  Intermediate - Some prior metal clay experience is required.

Classes Offered: Thursday PM, Friday PM

 

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