Silver Work Needle Keeper Wednesday pm
Imaginings turned silver, you be the alchemist!
Fun class, not done with needle and thread, but the result supports your needle and thread!
Artisan fine silver needleminders, and now even more stitching accoutrements!
No prior knowledge necessary, no supplies needed, just bring you! (... and maybe a friend, too!) No preparation called for except your enthusiasm, get ready to surprise yourself!
( I provide for 'in class' use - all tools necessary, and class kit provides all supplies necessary)
What is metal clay?
There is a way to reclaim silver particles from old electronics and old radio graphic film. There is a way to suspend these particles in an organic compound that manipulates much like clay and can be manipulated to all ends of the imagination. Once the clay has the form you want, it dries for 24 hrs and then goes in a kiln where the organic clay compound burns off. The silver particles then proceed to sinter, After 2 hours at 1600c you now have a piece of fine silver metal, in the shape you created!! Magical alchemy - you had a part in!
What will the class be like?
After a brief introduction to this amazing medium, and an outline to the process, the fun begins!
An extensive variety of molds are available with which to create 2-3 needleminders per student. If the students have a button, charm, flatware from which they would like to lift the pattern, this can be covered/ completed as well.
Upon the end of class with pieces completed, they will be photographed alongside the student's name address and email before being carefully packed for firing in my home studio. When final process is done, the silver is polished and gleaming and the magnets are glued - they will be shipped to provided addresses.
Please note the pictures are samples of the work you will be doing. Everyone will make their own pieces in the style you like. Needle keeps and thread minders can be a million different designs!
This class is Wednesday after lunch.