Learn how to create a hinged stone set bangle from silver clay.
This is a fantastic project created for Jewellers Academy by metal clay jewellery artist Tracey Spurgin.
In this online course Tracey takes you through lots of techniques for working with metal clay including:
- Working with Sterling Silver Clay
- Creating Hinges in Silver Clay
- Connecting components with rivets
- Bezel Setting non-fireable gemstones
- Making a Bracelet Clasp
All of these techniques take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have 6 lessons to guide you through the process which you can re-watch as many times as you like to perfect the skills and master the techniques.
If you love metal clay or want to add a new dimension to your work this is the perfect course to take your collections and skills to the next level.
What Will You Get?
- Lifetime access to comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
- Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
- Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
- Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
- Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing
Tracey Spurgin is a qualified Senior Art Clay & PMC instructor having completed courses with Art Clay World UK, PMC Connections & Rio Rewards in America.
With more than 18 years teaching experience, Tracey teaches in her own studio as well as travelling extensively in UK and Europe to deliver courses, workshops & master classes in colleges, museums, galleries & shops, as well as featuring on Jewellery Maker TV. Tracey also exhibits at all the major crafting, jewellery & beaders events
Tracey will inspire your imagination and instil the passion and the enjoyment for working with metal clay.
StartCourse Notes: Stone Set Hinged Cuff (Advanced Metal Clay)
StartLesson 1: Introduction, tools and materials (5:07)
StartLesson 2: Making the components (14:03)
StartLesson 3: Assembling the cuff (13:46)
StartLesson 4: Adding the embellishments (18:35)
StartLesson 5: Assembling the bracelet (15:29)
StartLesson 6: Stone Setting and Shaping (10:38)
StartLesson 7: Polishing and Finishing (7:18)
StartFeedback: How Was Your Course
This course is suitable for jewellers who have some experience of working with metal clay and you will need access to a kiln for firing the sterling silver clay.
If you are new to working with metal clay but would like to give it a try take a look at our beginners course Silver Clay Charms and the Stone Setting in Silver Clay (torch fired techniques)
Tools and materials
We recommend you watch through the whole course before purchasing any additional tools and materials to ensure you get what you need for the project you have in mind
Silver clay toolkit
Metal bangle mandrel
Hinge pin (0.8mm brass or stainless steel)
Rawhide or nylon mallet
We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon.