Textured Pearl Pendant with Gordon Uyehara

Create a silver clay textured pearl pendant! We'll cover creating and using stencils, using textures and drying forms, firing, finishing, and setting a half-drilled pearl on a wire post. Techniques you can use on all your metal clay creations! Class handout included.

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In addition to your regular metal clay tools you will need:
• 20 grams of silver clay
• Syringe type clay w/medium and small nozzle
• 20g fine silver wire, half-inch
• 6 to 7 mm half-drilled pearl
• Epoxy 330
• Pinvise with #62 drill bit (or large enough to fit 20g wire through)
• 3/16" Wooden dowel
• Cardstock or thick paper
• Course salon board
• Domed drying form or small lightbulb
• Circle template
• Cutting mat or surface to cut on
• Hair blow dryer

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Gordon Uyehara

Gordon Uyehara

Metal clay entices Gordon with the lure of simple expression. Yet, he is frequently challenged in the quest to realize his outlandish vision. He strives for efficiency of movement coupled with unrestrained playfulness. When ideas form in his mind, he wants to bring them into physical existence so he can share them. It's fun and one of the ways he express himself as a human. Metal clay is perhaps a life long obsession of Gordon.

He usually starts with a rough sketch to act as a guide. He then decides from the sketch how the piece should be constructed. He works on components separately and then...
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