Archive for the ‘Metal Clay Videos’ Category

This is part two of the series. In this video we use more complex techniques to create super tiny 1mm!!micro mosaic tiles, learn about mold making, dry construction and assembly. I’ll construct a pendant with a beetle focal piece, construct branches using molding compound all while using two types of metal clay. Check out the

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I’m so excited to announce that my new video is available at the Interweave Store. It’s an intro to base metal clays and creating jewelry with micro mosaics a two part series. In part one you’ll learn the basics of using base metal clays and learn how to build a mosaic pendant using 2 kinds

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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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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

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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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!

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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Woodland Chic Design Team Week 7 - Ana Maria Andricain

This week’s featured artist is Ana Maria Andricain. Ana shows us how strong design and contrasting color creates a bold yet elegant statement. In addition to the layering the Woodland Chic Textures, Ana uses a rolled snake to a nice detail. To see how to roll a snake check out this video.      

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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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Veteran’s Day Sale save 20% on Woodland Chic: Metal Clay Jewelry as Nature Intended by Patrik Kusek. Offer good til November 13, 2012. This offer only good on at the following link. Use code: VETS2012 Offer not good on Amazon, or other outlets. Only available on Lulu.com.

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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I’m busy prepping this week for my upcoming trip to Arrowmont. This special place in Gatlinburg, TN is a haven of artistic creativity in the Smokey Mountains. This time I’ll be teaching R.A.D. (Ring a Day) in metal clay! Based off of the popular flickr group Ring A Day. Ring a Week was the follow

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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’m so pleased to be part of the fabulous Jill Erickson’s article on how to set up a metal clay studio. For a preview of the July Issue check out the video and freeze it at frame #33! They used my metal clay studio workbench as a lead photo in the article! You’ll also see

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Patrik Kusek in Art Jewelry Magazine

If you are looking for an interesting way to set stones in metal clay and if you are a subscriber to Art Jewelry Magazine check my article. It’s a this link http://art.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/Projects/Subscriber%20Projects/2011/09/Frame%20stones%20in%20Metal%20Clay%20Bezels.aspx Also I still have room in my classes at the Bead and Button Show. Sign up today. Intro to PMC, Nest Rings, Shrine

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By request of Kathleen at Chain Weavers. If you have ever wanted to make your own custom texture stamps for metal clay or polymer clay here is an inexpensive, yet perfect solution! If this looks familiar it’s the same eraser that we use in the Rio Rewards PMC Certification Course. Carves smoothly, is compact and

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Hi everyone, By request from Michelle and for those who missed my virtual book signing and metal clay tip event on CraftCast, here is the video!. In it is my new technique for making granulation effects with micro beads, mold compound and metal clay! Check out the video and let me know what you think!

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There are still a few opening left for my classes at Bead and Button. All classes include the PMC and other materials! Plus you’ll get a bonus Dynasty Texture Sheet! The best quality stamps around! Check out my video. Sign up today to guarantee a spot at www.beadandbuttonshow.com

On my way to the Mendocino Art Center to teach my Shadowbox class! Going to be a fun weekend on the coast even though we’ll be socked with rain all weekend! What better way to spend a rainy day! Check out the video at the end of the post about The Mendocino Art Center.