Posts Tagged ‘Patrik Kusek’

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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Anna Evans winner of Craftsy class Metal Clay: Adding Gemstones and Dimensions by Patrik Kusek

Congratulations to Anna E. of Griffin, GA. Anna entered a contest for free enrollment in my www.craftsty.com class Metal Clay adding Stones and Dimension. Anna works with metal clay and also some traditional metal smithing. She says that most of her work is flat and she’s looking forward to taking the class to add dimension

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Metal Clay Tutorial on www.Craftsy.com

Metal clay artist and blogger Margaret Schindel recently reviewed my on-line class Metal Clay adding Stones and Dimension. Margaret is a jewelry artist and internationally known expert on metal clay techniques. PMC certified in 2006 by Celie Fago. I was flattered to have someone with her experience review this class. She wrote in depth detailing

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Patrik Kusek on Craftsy.com teaching metal clay and stone setting

Learn how to set gemstones and add dimension in metal clay! Check out my new video. I’d love to see what you make so please post your creations in my class projects on the Craftsy site. www.craftsy.com/ext/PatrikKusek_5183_F

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Here’s what’s on my bench today. I can’t wait to fire it!   

Metal Clay Bead Dreams Winner 2015 - Patrik Kusek

I’ve just learned that I’ve won first place in the Bead Dreams 2015 contest metal clay category! I’m so excited and thrilled! Every year the Bead and Button Show holds the Bead Dreams contest. It’s been a few years since I’ve entered. This year I entered some of my new work based on a recurring

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Patrik Kusek Metal Clay Workshops at the Artisan Craft Expo

Here is a quick video on the workshops that I’m teaching at the Artisan Craft Expo in Las Vegas.

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.

Patrik Kusek and Roxanne Goodfellow co-owners of MiraVos SF

Last week I told my personal story, my business partner Roxanne Goodfellow has her own story. Together we have our story, the MiraVos SF story.  So what is your story? Not only your personal story but your marketing story. Your marketing story tells people both visually and verbally what you or what your company is

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Patrik Kusek Creative Director at MiraVos SF

With the launch of my new jewelry line MiraVos SF  some of you had questions about marketing, branding, graphic design and web design. I do have a background in graphic design. As a matter of fact I’ve spent my entire professional career in the creative industry in one way or another. In the 80′s I

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Sand Casting Workshop The Ranch Center for Arts and Craft

  I’ve been busy designing a NEW project to add to my upcoming workshop on sand casting jewelry. Sand casting is perfect for making one-of-kind designs.  However not only can you recycle scrap silver, PMC etc but you can use one master pattern to create many different iterations of the original design. The technique is

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Trying Rust Free and Boeshield by the Boeing Corp

During the beginning part of every year I preform my usual ritual of studio tool maintenance and studio clean up. Although maintenance on some tools and equipment happens year round, the start of year usually leaves me extra time to do some serious cleaning. This year I noticed that some of my tools had garnered

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Sand Casting with Patrik Kusek on www.craftcast.com

Reviewing my notes for my new CraftCast class. This one is going to fun! Learn how to use scrap silver in sand casting to make new jewelry! You learn the basic tools needed to get started wax carving and sand casting. Not into wax carving? You’ll learn what other materials you can use to make

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iLove tools 5 crafcast

Don’t miss tonight’s FREE LIVE online webinar, I LOVE Tools #5 Join us at 7:30pm ET Click HERE to register. Even if you can’t make it, make sure and register so you get a link to the recording. You will get to see some amazing tools plus get lots of coupon codes to use for

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Patrik Kusek's Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

Patrik Kusek’s Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

pebble mosaics

I love great craftsmanship. It can be in the most ordinary thing, but if it is well crafted it tells me that someone paid close attention to every detail. I somehow feel a kinship with whoever made the piece. I guess this is part of why I’m a designer.  Earlier today I was trolling the

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www.mymandarinduck.com

I found this great little video on YouTube by Aniko of My Mandarin Ducky. www.mandarin-duck.com She has wonderful videos on polymer clay and a great Etsy shop with polymer clay tutorials. Check it out this video on how to make textures using a ball stylus. There are 50 designs!

The difference between the different gold alloys and also the difference between gold plating and Vermeil

While you are out holiday shopping you might find this info interesting when you buy gold. Of course from Rio Grand! Mark Nelson describes the different colors you can achieve using various gold alloys. Plus he talks about the different types of gold plating and the legal definition of Vermeil. Thanks to Martha for suggesting

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Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudouris

Last night I heard a wonderful lecture by Paul Koudounaris PhD. author of Empire of Death and his new book Heavenly Bodies, Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons. Who knew these wonderful masterpieces existed? I was first introduced to Paul’s work when I stumbled upon his first book Empire of Death last year in the book shop at

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