Sulie Girardi

Introduction to Metal Clay

Friday, August 20, 2021
11am – 2pm

Class Fee: $92 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $35, pay teacher at class

This class is designed for jewelry artists who have never worked with metal clay, but who are curious about exploring this fascinating medium. After learning the basics, students can make a pendant (with or without a bail), earrings, or a handful of charms. Students will learn to torch-fire their pieces, so that they will be able to continue their metal clay journey at home — no kiln required!

Skill level: all





Simply Fancy Ring

Friday, August 20, 2021
3pm – 6pm

Class Fee: $92(non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $39, pay teacher at class

Rings made of metal clay are fun to make and lovely to wear. In this class you will learn basic ring making skills with metal clay, as well as how to set fireable stones. The beautiful decorations on this ring make it really special, and you will learn an easy way to make them, as well as how to apply them securely. Calculating shrinkage will also be discussed.

Skill level: all





Organic Lichen Pendant

Saturday, August 21, 2021
11am – 2pm

Class Fee: $92 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $35, pay teacher at class

Fine Silver Metal Clay lends itself particularly well to capturing elements found in nature. In this class, students will design their own pendant using various bark textures. You will then learn how to make tiny leaves, berries and cup-like lichen moss, to give your pendant a natural and individual look. We will also discover how to make a decorative bail on the back of the pendant.

Skill level: all





Icy Pendant

Saturday, August 21, 2021
3pm – 6pm

Class Fee: $92 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $45, pay teacher at class

Capture the organic look of broom casting with this beautiful pendant. You will design your own pendant and assemble it piece by piece, including a complimentary bail: no two pendants are the same! Learn how to securely incorporate a fine silver bezel cup and how to set a non-fireable stone post firing.

Skill level: all





Simply Square

Sunday, August 22, 2021
11am – 2pm

Class Fee: $92 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $42, pay teacher at class

Large, fireable stones can be difficult to set, but today we will discover how to set them decoratively and securely. The star of the pendant is of course the sparkling stone, but tiny accents and a graceful bail make the piece a real eye-catcher.

Skill level: all





Tree of Life Pendant

Sunday, August 22, 2021
3pm – 6pm

Class Fee: $92 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $42, pay teacher at class

Put your own twist on this classic design! Each student will design their own pendant, including the shape of the frame, the colors of the sparkling stones , and the curve of the branches. The delicate pendant requires a careful touch, so some previous experience working with metal clay is helpful.

Skill level: intermediate





Sulie Girardi
vienna-expressions-studio@gmx.at