Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sneak Peek

Have I mentioned before that I like tools? I think it may have come up in passing... Well, I've been having tons of fun assembling tools and supplies for a Beginning PMC Class I hope to be teaching at Sweetland Retreat at some point in the future. I still have kinks to work out and a dry run to go through with the wonderful ladies at Sweetland, but I thought I would give a little sneak peak of what I am planning.

I plan to teach the basics of PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and show how to work with textures in PMC, including making our own rubber stamps. At the end of the class, each person should have at the very least, a finished necklace and earrings. Part of my plan is to show the class alternatives to kiln firing, as well as other things I wish I had been taught in my beginner's class.

Below are photos of the tool kits and supplies kits I have assembled. My next step is to put together a booklet of all the information I want to give to the students and then actually go ahead and make my projects to make sure my directions are understandable and complete. This is a lot of fun!

On the top: Supplies kit which includes the PMC, findings for the jewelry, finishing supplies, a work surface and rubber stamp-making supplies. These can be taken home by the student.

On the bottom: Tools kit available for use in the class and also available for purchase. It includes some of my favorite tools, as well as tools that you won't find in other beginning PMC kits.


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