All levels of ability

Music is a powerful trigger to our senses. Music can have energy, movement, and emotion. For this lesson, we will let different musical selections guide the way as we explore design and line, and transform the musical melody into an inspired pair of earrings or pendant.


The jewelry will be made with a Music CD set in a frame of fine silver. The techniques learned include cutting the CD, riveting, and polymer plate making, with an emphasis on how line is used to create motion, tension, drama, and direction in your surface embellishments.

Materials Needed: 20g PMC3 or Art Clay, 20 gauge sterling wire, Steel backed photopolymer plate; a Music CD that has an interesting design on the surface for cutting, 400 sandpaper, 3 M polishing papers, polishing cloth.
All basic tools needed for class will be available. (Use your favorite metal clays tools, textures.) Barrel sanding drum for rotary tool, #67 drill bit, Eve® Rubber polishing wheels and knife-edge for Silver, blue (medium), pink (fine) for rotary tool, 3M Radial Bristle Brushes 400 grit to fine, saw frame and spiral saw blade, steel block, riveting hammer, rawhide or plastic mallet, ott light, and pliers sets are optional, Torch or Kiln. 25 g size restriction with torch use.

Jewelry that Rocks! Tutorial by Holly Gage

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    Lessons are in a PDF format are for students who need no teacher guidance with the lesson. You do, however, have an option to purchase a 1 hour question and answer session by appointment.

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