Scheduled: Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Max: 25 students
Min: 10 students
If you have taken Michelle’s Needleminder class in the past this class will take you into another level of silver making!
Imagine turned silver and you the alchemist! Fun class idea, not done with needle and thread, but the result supports your needle and thread! Artisan fine silver Needleminders, and now Threadminders! 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! 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!
Kit includes: Michelle will provide for “in class” use – all tools necessary, and class kit provides all supplies necessary. A wide variety of textures to choose from will be available or you may bring your own.
Please bring extra lighting and magnification if needed.