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PMC Classes April - June 2008

Below is the latest listing of classes at THE BEAD SHOP in Palo Alto, CA. To sign up go to and select classes or call 650-328-7925. Individual and group lessons also available at my home studio in Redwood City. Please e-mail me for more information at

PMC Stone Setting April 23rd and 30th, Wednesdays, 6-9:30pm
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Must have taken at at 2-3 classes with Virginia or be very familiar with PMC.
Put your PMC skill to the next level by learning stone setting. This is a great opportunity to give dimension and depth to your PMC pieces. Virginia will show you how to set non-fireable stones in PMC.

Intro to Precious Metal Clay: PMC Wed. 6-9 May 14 & 21
Get hooked on Precious Metal Clay! Learn to make fine silver (.999) jewelry with PMC. This revolutionary medium is an easy entrée to metal work as well as a new addition to your metalsmithing repertoire. In this class you will learn the basics of PMC (forming, firing, and finishing). Student projects include pendants, charms and/or earrings.

PMC Photo Pendant Sat. May 24th 10-4
Beginner to Intermediate
Learn to make a fabulous fine silver photo pendant with Precious Metal Clay. Show off loved ones, your favorite pet or artwork in this fun double-sided pendant. This class is a great one for beginners as well as people who have experience working with PMC.

ALL About PMC Rings Wed. 6-9pm June 4, 11, 18
Intermediate to Advanced
In this class you will learn two ring styles: PMC with an imbedded fine silver band and a stirrup band which enables you to add a stone of your choice. These techniques take the mystery out of ring sizing. You will also learn how to set and fire cubic zirconias with PMC.

Students must have taken at least 2 classes with Virginia or be very familiar with PMC.

PMC Clasps & Toggles Sat. June 21 10-4 THE BEAD SHOP Palo Alto, CA
Beginner to Intermediate
Make your jewelry extra-ordinary with handcrafted toggles and clasps. In this class you will learn the basics of PMC as well as learn how to fuse fine silver wire with PMC. You will make two to three fabulous creations depending on your design choices. If you have specific pieces you are creating for please bring them to class for inspiration.

Beginner to Advanced
Make a fabulous and fun hollow box pendant. This hollow box form can be added to a chain, leather cord or other necklace creation. Make a few boxes and you have a beautiful, one-of-a kind bracelet. In this class you will also learn how make other box shapes, your own stencils, how to create space to incorporate a vintage button, polymer clay creation or other found
Fine Silver Rings with CZ's and Gold
Fine Silver Stirrup Ring with Ruby Quartz, .925 Silver Ring with Ruby Quartz in Silver Nest


Asian Pendant Fine Silver
Butterfly Pendant Fine Silver
Circles Pendant Fine Silver
Cherish Pendant Fine Silver
Circles Pendant Fine Silver on Leather cord
These earrings were made to match a friend's neclace with a mould, PMC and stones.
Floral Earring and Aquamarine Stone Angel Wing earrings
Floral Earrings with Olivine CZ Stones
Dreaming in PMC
PMC Linked Circles Necklace (you gotta see this one close up -- just double click on the picture)b
PMC Box Pendant with LOS treatment on Gold Chain Romantic HeartPorcelain Angel in a Box (I made this in a class with Kelly Russell)

New Creations

Bird on a Branch Bead
Carnelian Stone Necklace
Sculpted Heart Necklace

Domed Pendant with Citrine and Peridot Stones
Poetic PMC with Photopolymer Plates
Say it! With PMC and PPP's
Woven PMC Earrings

New PMC Pieces

PMC Photo Penant
PMC Box Bead
PMC Stone Setting
PMC Stone Setting
Hummungbird Pendant (Fine silver with CZ) Pod Necklace (Fine Silver and Fresh Water Pearls)
Vintage Cini Royal Lion Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain