Alfredo Ratinoff

Alfredo Ratinoff will present a beginning PMC (precious metal clay) class at the Beader's Workshop in Hyattsville, MD, offered in two parts. In part one, the student will get acquainted with this revolutionary material that allows one to sculpt 999 fine silver as if it were clay. Participants will learn how to make a pendant, sculpting and carving the PMC which will then be fired in a kiln. In part two, students will polish and burnish their pieces, and will learn how to apply patinas to create different finishes. At the end of class, each student will have a one-of-a-kind "ready-to-wear" piece of jewelry. Please visit the Beader's Workshop website for more information.