Posts Tagged ‘PMC’

Just published, a few metal clay Q & A’s on the Interweave. I was asked by Interweave – Jewelry Artist Magazine ( Lapidary Journal for us folks that have been around for a while ) to write a short metal clay Q & A. I’ve pulled from some questions commonly asked by some of my students.

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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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Here is an interview that Marlene Richey did for Rio Grande about me and my piece that won the Saul Bell Award. To read the entire interview and to read about the other winners please visit the Rio Grande website. PATRIK KUSEK 2nd Place, Metal Clay Interview by Marlene Richey Inspired by his mother’s struggle

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Bidding deadline has been extended for Beads of Courage Auction. Help raise money for this great cause. Here is a piece I made that you can bid on.  Find out more information on this great organization at http://www.beadsofcourage.org/

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 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

Patrik Kusek's Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

Patrik Kusek’s Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

Mystic Pendant by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay – Yes, No.. Maybe? Ask the Mystic Pendulum! November 17, Sunday 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit Description: In this day long metal clay class you could get all of your questions answered with the Mystic Pendulum, and learn the secrets it contains.You’ll

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I’ll be in New Orleans next month to teach a Rio Grande PMC certification class. This is a whole new certification program with updates and new projects! This new program has been only taught  few times and will not officially be announced until later this year. The new certification includes PMC Sterling — 2 new

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Metal Clay – Protection From the Evil Eye Ring by Patrik Kusek Saturday 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit Description: In this day long metal clay class you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the evil eye by making a ring of pure silver. You’ll

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Lora Hart has been an influence in my life from the first time I heard her speak at the PMC Conference in Purdue so many years ago. Not in a hands on way, but just by being her lovely herself. I was new to metal clay and was devouring everything the metal clay community had

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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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Catching up on blogging again. I had terrible computer issues, lost files, corruption etc, general over all computer yuck! After recovering from that then the website had to be updated.  Travel teaching took priority over the blog and low and behold it is WEEKS later since my last post. However…now that the behind the scenes

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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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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.

Some of you might know that I’m a collector of beautiful aged weathered things. Anything with rust, or fox spots, or stains is a certain addition to my stash. Anything with cracks moves to the top of the list. My friend Paulette gave me an old resin shield with cracks. I love it! Ended up

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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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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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Just spent the last week or so at the PMC Conference. When I got home I had a surprise waiting! Ornament Magazine sent me a copy of the latest issue that I was  featured in! I’m so excited. I did have a chance to read the article while I was at the conference thanks to

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