Setting Stones in Metal Clay
Set ‘fire-in-place’ gemstones in metal clay. You’ll master the techniques needed to set both faceted stones and flat bottomed cabochons three different ways.Take advantage of metal clay’s shrinkage to ‘mechanically’ capture the widest part of the gem, creating a perfectly seated stone. Use skills you already have to develop the design of the project. Inexpensive cubic zirconia stones and metal clay will be available for purchase.
- Prerequisite: Experience with metal clay.
Materials will be bought from instructor. Expect to spend about $100.
About the Instructor
Lora Hart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to historic Richmond, Virginia in 2012. Lora is the Artistic Advisor and one of eight Senior Instructors for PMC Connection, a leading importer and distributor of Precious Metal Clay and metal clay accessories. Working with metal clay since the turn of the century, Lora has taught at numerous colleges (including Otis College of Art and Design), bead stores, and conferences & conventions around the country. An artist inspired by historic imagery, Lora's jewels and tutorials have been featured in a number of books, magazines, and calendars. As a designer, educator, and creativity coach, her passion for the art and business of jewelry making has taken her across the United States to help other makers explore their own passions, develop their craft and expand their skills.See More Classes By Instructor