Ritzy Rings with Joy Funnell

Glamorous rings with textures and sparkly stones, but they don’t use up too much silver clay! So what makes Joy Funnell's rings different? In a ring with a simple butt join, there is always a risk that this could be a weak point. See how Joy overcomes this to make a ring with a really strong join and a textured band, and then how to set the stone nice and securely. There are LOTS of photos to show you every stage of construction and throughout Joy will give you her tips and tricks for making a perfect ring.
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Class Materials List:

• 10g Art Clay Silver 650 or any other fine silver clay*
• Small amount of low fire fine silver paste and syringe (or you can make paste from the lump clay)
• 5mm fireable faceted stone (must be fireable to 890°C/1650°F for 2 hours)


• Basic Metal Clay Set-up
• Snake maker / perspex
• Wooden ring mandrel
• Plastic adjustable ring sizer
• Mini cutters
• Oil or other clay release agent & brush
• Baby wipes
• Low relief textures
• Ball headed burnisher
• Rubber block
• Drill bits 1mm-3mm
• Sandpaper (about 500 grit)
• 5mm stone setting burr
• Fine point tweezers
• Water brush pen
• Magnification (optional)

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Joy Funnell

Joy Funnell

Joy loves colors and textures! These two things inspire most of her work. Having started out with traditional jewelry techniques and materials, her first encounter with silver clay changed her life. She is passionate about using it and combining it with enameling. She hopes this is reflected in her work and that she passes the wonderful excitement of it on when she teaches. The flexibility of this medium means she is constantly discovering new techniques and ideas to inspire new designs. She hopes she can share the magic with you.

She generally works in fine silver clay which, once fired at high...
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