Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

"La Traviata" Pendant
Teacher: Sulie Girardi
 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
Registration Full Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $100.00
In the romantic and tragic opera "La traviata," the heroine Violetta is known as the "Lady of the Camellias." The camellia flower, with its many varieties, is the inspiration for this lovely statement pendant made of fine silver metal clay. We will briefly discuss the many options for flower design, and students will be shown how to make lifelike petals in various sizes. We will make several leaves for our pendants, using impressions taken from real leaves. We will then assemble the flowers using a clever jig, attach the leaves, make a backplate and a bail. If desired, students can patinate their pendants to emphasize detail. Just like in Nature, no two flowers will be the same, but all will be beautiful!

 

  • Student Maximum: 1 (0 seats left)
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metal Clay, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Familarity with metal clay skills is helpful but not required.
  • Supply List: Students should bring a pair of fine tweezers, and if possible a travel hairdryer to help dry their pieces.
  • Kit Contents: 20 grams fine-silver metal clay, two pots of metal clay paste to assemble the flower. Embeddable finding. Metal Clay syringe as needed. Flower assembly "jig" , a silicone leaf mold that students can take home.
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