Metal Keys Designs' Summer Workshops

 

Lovely Leaves in Silver

Date - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time – 6:00-9:00pm

Lakeshore Branch

Cost $75

Ages: 18 and up (recommended)

Summer brings us the beauty of nature and a perfect way to preserve this beauty is in silver clay!  In this workshop, participants will use leaves to imprint into fine silver metal clay, an eco-friendly clay made of fine silver particles.  Participants will make a pendant or a pair of earrings and will use a torch to fire the clay, resulting in a beautiful piece of 99.9% fine silver.  Participants can bring in leaves from their own garden, but there will also be a variety of leaves available at the workshop.

The cost of the workshop includes a small package of Art Clay Silver metal clay, a sterling silver jump ring for pendants or ear wires for earrings, and use of tools for the workshop.  Necklace chains are not included, but will be available for purchase at the workshop.     

 

Precious Pendants

Date - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Lakeshore Branch

Cost $95

Ages: 18 and up

In this workshop, participants will work with fine silver metal clay (an eco-friendly clay made with 99.9% fine silver) and semi-precious stones to make a unique pendant.  You will have a chance to create a small pendant using metal clay and learn how to use tools to bezel set a stone in your design.  There will be genuine, high-quality semi-precious stones to choose from, including amethyst, garnet, peridot and labradorite.  At the end of the workshop, you will leave with a one-of-a kind pendant that you will treasure forever!

The cost of the workshop includes a small package of Art Clay Silver metal clay, one fine silver bezel cup, one semi-precious stone cabochon, a sterling silver jump ring for the pendant, and use of tools for the workshop.  Necklace chains are not included, but will be available for purchase at the workshop.     

 

 

Fingerprints in Silver 

Date - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Time – 1:00-3:00pm

Lakeshore Branch

Cost $50

Have you ever wanted to have a keepsake of your child’s fingerprint? Or have you wanted to make a special gift for a loved one with your fingerprint?  If so, this workshop is perfect for you!  In this workshop, you will use non-toxic, eco-friendly clay that contains fine silver particles, which is an ideal medium to capture a fingerprint.  The clay will be shaped into a charm with an option to be engraved with a name or date on the back.    Once the clay is dry, it will be fired by torch or kiln, resulting in a beautiful piece of 99.9% fine silver that you will treasure. 

The cost of the workshop includes a small package of Art Clay Silver metal clay for one charm, a sterling silver jump ring, and use of tools for the workshop.  Necklace and bracelet chains are not included, but will be available for purchase at the workshop.     Due to time constraints, the charms will be fired and polished after the workshop, to be picked up at a later time at the library.

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No previous experience with metal clay is necessary to take these workshops.  Be sure to register early as each workshop is limited to only 6 registrants.  Due to the use of a butane torch, registrants must be 18 years or older

Register in advance online at www.metalkeysdesigns.ca.  Full payment is due upon registration.   Registrations or payments will not be accepted at the workshop.  Please note that there is an administration fee for any cancellations less than 48 hours before the workshop. Please contact info@metalkeysdesigns.ca for more information.   

Registrants must tie up long hair and avoid wearing loose long sleeves when torch firing.  It is also recommended to wear closed toed shoes. The studio and library are not responsible for any injuries. Students are welcome to bring in any magnification aids.

Lakeshore

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3

Churchill

2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0

Cookstown

20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Stroud

7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8