Mesmerizing Metallics

Assorted metallic jewelry pieces
A selection of angular earrings
Assorted pendants shaped like houses

Date: March 10-11, 2018 (Spring Semester)
Medium: Metallic mediums/polymer clay
Instructor: Debbie Jackson (email)
Skill Level: All

In this class, you will use a variety of metallic mediums with polymer clay. Learn innovative ways to use Jones Tones Foil, composition leaf, metallic powders, fibers, paints, and more. You will create a collection of incredible metallic components, beads and embellishments that can be used for jewelry-making, buttons, adorning hand-made cards, book covers, boxes, frames and wherever your imagination may lead. This technique-based class will focus on how to transform the surface of polymer clay, including stamping, making Faux Brocade, hammered metal, and mica shift.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Four - 2 ounce packs of Black Premo brand polymer clay
  • One - 2 ounce pack of metallic Gold or Silver Premo brand polymer clay
  • 1 bottle or tube of super glue gel (Loctite brand)
  • X-Acto or craft knife
  • Assorted colors of metallic acrylic paints in tubes or bottles (2-4 colors)
  • Assorted sizes of soft watercolor paint brushes for applying powders and paints
  • Assorted sizes of flat, stiff-bristled brushes for dry brushing
  • Several deeply-cut rubber stamps (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Burnishing tool (ie. bone folder, rubber pot scraper, old credit card)
  • Pair of round nose jewelry pliers and wire cutters (if handy)
  • Note pad & pen

*Note—Many of these supplies can be found in your local craft supply store such as Michael’s, JoAnn’s, Dick Blick’s and Hobby Lobby. You may want to use their discount coupons as you’re purchasing supplies for this class.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $20-30*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Artist, author and educator, Debbie Jackson, is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), where she received a B.S. degree in Art Education. She currently teaches a variety of polymer clay classes at conferences, to Guilds and other art-related venues. She resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Debbie is the author of Polymer Clay Jewelry, which was published in 2004. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching and working with polymer clay. Her works are currently being sold in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

New for 2018!

Reduced tuition for graduate workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $280 per credit hour ($420 for a 1.5 credit hour course).
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