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Online Distance Learning Courses
Introduction to Silver Clay

Our Introduction to Silver Clay online courses are open to brand new learners and also serve as a great refresher for anyone who's been to one of our workshops but needs a reminder of everything we covered.

For a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio you get full detailed instructional videos, support documents & you can interact with her to ask questions, post pictures of your achievements & chat with other group members. These courses offer amazing value for money.

We have two introduction online courses, each with four pre-recorded video projects as well as support files and bonus materials. You can choose to register for just one of the courses or take the second after you've finished the first. it doesn't matter which order you take them in and you will learn something new in each project.

You can join either of the courses at any time up until 31st August 2018 and you will have access to the pre-recorded videos & support notes until the course pages closes on 30th November 2018.

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Feather Earrings by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Summer Kisses Pendant by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Capturing Nature by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Tree of Life Pendant by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx

Introduction to Silver Clay 1

The four projects in this online course are:

  • Feather Earrings
  • Summer Kisses Pendant
  • Capturing Nature
  • Tree of Life Pendant

You will be provided with a list of the tools materials and equipment you will need to source before you can begin the course. Where possible we give you the tool with suggested alternatives as we would like you to find and use as much as you already have at home.

Materials:
You will also need to purchase the following materials:-

  • 4mm fireable gemstone in a colour of your choice
  • 1 x 1 tip syringe form Art Clay Silver
  • 20g bag of Art Clay Silver (silver packet)
  • Findings to complete your piece - 5mm jump-ring, 3 chains, one pair of ear wires
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English Rose Pendant by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Pillow Heart Pendant by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Precision Piercing by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Little Shoe Charm by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Introduction to Silver Clay 2

The four projects in this online course are:

  • English Rose Pendant
  • Pillow Heart Pendant
  • Precision Piercing
  • Little Shoe Charm

Just as in the Introduction to Silver Clay 1 online course, you will be provided with a list of the tools materials and equipment you will need to source before you can begin the course. You will be able to find many of the tools & equipment from around your home.

Included in the resources you will also have access to templates which can be printed off. These templates can be resized larger or smaller to your own requirements and will therefore alter the quantities of clay needed.

Materials:
You will also need to purchase the following materials:-

  • 20-40g of Silver Clay
  • Paste pot
  • Syringe
  • A small amount of scrap polymer clay
  • Tracing paper
  • Finding - 2 Chains
  • A pair of ear wires
  • Large jump ring
  • Stretch magic and selection of beads of your choice for the shoe charm pieces
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What We Will Cover

Whichever course you choose, we will cover the following:-

  • Introduction to tools and equipment and what alternatives you can use
  • Preparation and handling of metal clay
  • How to add textures, shapes and form
  • Drying times and temperatures
  • Pre-fire refinement and dry polishing techniques
  • Firing methods and procedures
  • How to reconstitute metal clay
  • Storing your metal clay
  • How to minimise wastage
  • Suppliers
  • 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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