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Claw Set Rings by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx

Online Distance Learning Course
Claw Set Ring - Intermediate/Advanced Level

This project is suitable for the experienced and confident intermediate or advanced level metal clay enthusiast who is ready for a new challenge. The course is one complete project. Due to the complexity of the project, the pre-recorded video tutorials have been split into three videos that last more than 1¾ hours in total.

For a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio you get full detailed instructional videos & support documents as well as live interaction with Tracey for full support & to ask her any questions you might have. We also encourage you to post pictures of your achievements & chat with other group members.

This course offers amazing value for money. You can join this course at any time up until 31st December 2018 and you will have access to the pre-recorded videos & support notes until the course page closes on 31st March 2019.

This project has been made possible due to the progression of metal clay products in enriched and sterling quality silvers. The stunning faceted stone sits in majesty in the crown claws of this setting, making quite a statement. The project begins by making a tapered bezel from which we form a collet and then the claws are fabricated. Dry construction methods are employed enabling us to continue to forge out the claws. You will then stylise and embellish the setting to suit your own personality. Finally we will emply the one-step claw setting method that will close all four claws evenly at the same time.

Take this class to move your metal clay journey on in leaps and bounds.

What We Will Cover

The course will begin by showing you the full list of tools & materials required. There will be full hands-on demonstrations with detailed descriptions every step of the way.

  • Introduction to the tools materials and equipment
  • Health and safety
  • Construction of the collet bezel
  • Fabricating the claws
  • Creating trim and other embellishments with themed elements
  • Creating tapered shoulders to the ring band
  • Firing - times and temperatures
  • Polishing
  • The one-step gem stone setting
  • Patina
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Resources
  • Supplies
  • Progression

You will be encouraged to post pictures of your work and Tracey will give you ongoing feedback. You will also be able to join in the discussion with other group members. You will be able to pick up heaps of experience from each other.

You can email me at tracey@craftworx.co.uk or call me on 07961 883115

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