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Metal Clay Textured Hollow Form Earrings and Focal Bead Pendant Class

This is a two day class.

Hollow beads can vary in size and make very good earrings or focal beads for a pendant. On this class you'll learn how to make unsupported hollow forms. Once you've mastered a basic lentil bead shape, you can make more complex hollow forms. You'll also learn how to add gold to your work using Keum Boo.

In this class we'll also be considering the end-to-end design process, from designing your texture, making the texture sheets right through to adding gold and patina and making the earring hooks.

You'll learn to make unique texture sheets using the 'tear away' technique. If you'd like to bring some black and white images, check out our tear away service page for some tips on how to create the images. We'll provide plenty of images for you to use too.

Once you've made your texture sheets, we'll start by making two matching round lentil beads for the earrings. When you've mastered the basics, we'll make a focal bead in a more challenging shape.

Lentil beads


lentil beads

The cost of the weekend includes enough metal clay for you to make two projects, a pair of earrings and a single bead. You can bring your own metal clay or buy more during the weekend to develop other items if you choose to. You will be shown how to make your own shape templates to create unique items. There will be plenty of time for you to make more beads during the weekend.

The course also includes training in the Keum Bo technique for adding gold foil to your finished items. Gold foil will be provided. You will also learn how to add a patina to your finished work.

Finally, we'll make earring hooks so you go home with a pair of earrings to wear straight away.

Things to consider before booking these courses...

This course is suitable for people who have worked with metal clay before and have experience of the basic handling and working of metal clay. It is not suitable for complete beginners. All materials are included.

Got questions about this jewellery making course?

bullet logo The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped, purpost built workshop.

Call the jewellery school on +44 (0)1726 817989

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