Archive for the ‘Metal Clay Tips’ Category

How use a bezel cup in metal clay.

A student of mine asked me how to use bezel cups in metal clay. Luckily I wrote a step-by-step tutorial for bezel setting in metal clay! This was  written a couple of years ago but the information is still good. Here is a link for tutorial that I wrote for Rio Grande. Please click through

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Metal Clay Essentials Eyebrow Brushes by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay Essentials Eyebrow Brushes by Patrik Kusek Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to patriksstudio.com with this graphic.

Metal Clay Essentials Straws by Patrik Kusek

5 Indispensable ways to use straws in metal clay by  Patrik Kusek Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to patriksstudio.com with this graphic.

Metal Clay Essentials 5 Great things to do with an Exacto blade in metal clay by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay Essentials 5 Great things to do with Exacto blades in metal clay Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to patriksstudio.com with this graphic.  

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Thinking about going to the BABE! Show in Oakland? Well here is a coupon! With the extra cash you might be able to buy a couple more beads! If you are at the show come up stairs to the classrooms and drop by and say hi! If you come during lunch we can chat plus

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This weeks featured artist is Donna Lewis! I’ve admired Donna’s work for some time now and I was so thrilled that she joined the Woodland Chic Design Team.  Donna’s creative take on the task was to make a mold from the texture plate. By making a mold of the Woodland Chic Texture plate she was

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Use this ice try as a tool holder.

One of the reasons I love teaching is creating an environment of sharing. This works both ways. I learn so much from my students. I learned this tip from a couple of my students in my Rio Rewards Certification Workshop at Spring Beads. I fell in love with this idea, it was simply brilliant! One

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Use an inexpensive artists palette to organize and transport gemstones in the studio.

Here’s a handy little tip for the studio. In my recent www.craftcast.com class Renaissance Replay, the project called for LOTS and LOTS of gemstones. I used to keep gemstones organized by using  triangular bead trays. The problem is that if you have a lot of gemstones you used a lot of trays. To make thing

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Happy weekend to everyone! Just a quick note to everyone who purchased a Woodland Chic Texture Sheet during the CraftCast I heart tools event. First off, I’d like to thank everyone for your support in making this endeavor a success. It bring my heart great joy to know that so many of you are loving

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In case you’ve always wondered how to measure a gemstone this handy chart shows where to take the measurements from. Found this on the Rio Grande website. I know I’m a little bias here, but gotta love Rio Grande! Source: riogrande.com via Rio on Pinterest

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A few months ago I proposed an article using PMC Sterling to Jeannette at MCAM magazine. It’s been like waiting for Christmas waiting to see it in print. Yesterday I got the magazine in the mail! It’s always nice to see your work in print, on-line and included in books. Two of my favorite things

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Head phones and mic – done Sound check – done Hugh Heffner style smoking jacket- even though I don’t smoke – done Beverage of choice – well done Ah it’s nice to work remotely! Join me tonight! There will be prizes! Tonight’s the night for the FREE online LIVE webinar with me, Patrik Kusek, Erin

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A few weeks ago I was cleaning up the studio and found a box of old projects that didn’t turn out the way I expected. Projects that no longer represented me as an artist, and projects that I would get around to “some day”. I decided to collect everything together and send them to Rio

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Hi everyone. Here is a link to the video I talk about all the time. By Lisa Cain from the Midcornwall School of Jewelery. I save so much money with this technique!

I love this design! Source: wanelo.com via Sherry on Pinterest

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I’ve been noticing some great info on PMC has been systematically being added to the Rio Grande website. Check out the “Videos, Projects and More” tab  When you click on it your find that there are back copies of Studio PMC and Fusion, White Papers, MSDS sheets, Instructions of how to use products, some how

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Patrik Kusek, Metal Clay Artist

Check out this interesting article by Tim McCreight on Time and Temp for firing metal clay.

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Show and Sell: My Favorite Product –  ArtGlass Clay I was lucky enough to run into Paula Radke during registration. She recommended that I stop by to see her new colors and reformulated ArtGlass Clay. I took a ArtGlass Clay class a few months ago, it was so much fun and we learned a lot!

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I the idea love being able to update my blog from the airplane! It’s pretty cool except the idea is a little better than reality. Apologies to my readers for not being able to do a more thorough blog update.  So instead of the usual blog, I’ll do a conference recap in the next few

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