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PMC Sterling Silver Jackets & Fused Glass Jewelry: The Ultimate Coupling w/ Gail Stouffer Video Tutorial

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Gail Stouffer

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The path to this wonderful place has taken some turns, but the destination has always been in clear sight. I started this journey 15-years ago, after a long and successful corporate communications career. My BFA degree fueled a joy for creating, and a passion to help others find their artistic voice. For 12-years I operated a retail store in San Antonio (Wired Designs Studios,) where we sold glass and metalsmithing supplies and taught a ton of classes. For many years it was my devotion and obsession. Even though I loved the business side, I longed for more time to fully develop my own work, and to truly connect with students on a deeper level. So... To quench my thirst, I went back to college to pursue a graduate degree in art (MAE), and as a matter of course, I decided to take a leap and change my life! I ditched the storefront and summoned up the guts to open a studio devoted solely to teaching and growing, a place where we could forge a creative path, together! Its been the best choice I've made in my 30-year career. It's allowed me to grow personally and creatively, and to help my students develop their true potential.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

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Kiln Size Needed:  Any

Equipment/Machinery Needed:  Grinder & Basic Metal Smithing Tools 

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     Using your regular glass fusing kiln, create beautiful fine art jewelry from the front as well as from the back! In this video you’ll learn the fun and easy process of making reversible dichroic glass and PMC sterling silver jacket pendants that will “WOW” even the pickiest wearer!


     This video includes invaluable coldworking and metalsmithing techniques that will elevate your jewelry skills to the next level. The techniques in the video can be utilized with any type of glass design you can create and any kind of metal clay you like! Dichroics, pattern bars, Fritrini, Pebbles, Silver, Copper, Rose Gold Brass, whatever is in style, you can follow the trends and stay ahead of the curve!  Galleries will be clamoring to carry your work, and friends and customers will be bugging you with commissions. Don’t miss this great way to move your work above and beyond!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SUPPLIES:  A full supply list can be found in your handouts (found in My PDFs in your account.) . There are some basic jewelry and inexpensive metal smithing tools that are needed in order to complete these projects in this video class and of course, you will need one fire PMC.  The sources and direct links to these products are in the literature provided.  The glass and essential supplies, such as texture mats, dichroic and shaping templates can be found at aaeglass.com.  Those links are provided in your handouts as well.  You will also need a glass grinder to complete these techniques.  Although Gail uses a ring saw to cut out her shapes from a larger slab of glass,  the jewelry pieces can easily be made individually and then just ground to shape.
 

How to Watch:  Add this class to your cart and purchase as you would any other item.  Once purchased, your video will be available instantly for lifetime access and may be streamed in your aaeglass.com video library.  If there are handouts associated with the video class, they will also be located in your library and ready for download.  You may watch the video by full length version or by chapter for easy reference.  View full screen by selecting the four-arrow icon at the bottom right of the video frame.You must be logged into your AAE account to purchase and watch your video.  There are no refunds on video classes and no exceptions to this policy.  Please e-mail customer service prior to purchasing if you have questions.  Thank you.

Lessons

PMC Sterling Silver Jackets & Fused Glass Jewelry: The Ultimate Coupling - Full Version00:55:48

This video can be watched in your library by full version or chapter selection. Handouts and firing schedules can be downloaded and found in your library next to the "watch now" button.

1. Tools & Supplies00:03:58

2. Creating the Glass Cabochon00:01:01

3. Designing the Piece00:02:57

4. Creating the Jacket00:09:07

5. Coldworking the Piece00:03:38

6. Preparing the Metal Jackets00:02:40

7. Drilling the Metal Clay00:05:40

8. Drilling the Glass00:04:22

9. Making the Rivets00:00:46

10. Auditioning the Piece00:01:27

11. Constructing the Rivets00:05:19

12. Construction with Spacers & Dapple Block00:08:08

13. Patina & Polish00:02:54

14. The Final Touches00:02:48

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Reviews

  1. Thanks Gail! review by Kathy Lechman on 9/19/2019
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    I have been wanting to learn how to make bails, etc with PMC for quite awhile. So happy I bought this video! Well done, Gail.

  2. Love the look review by Annette Kapfer on 9/4/2019
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    PMC and glass is perfect together, the directions are so easy to follow in this video and the results are fabulous. Love the what I would think of as the back side as a beautiful pendant on its own.

  3. Superb instruction on an awesome technique! review by Cheryl Bourguignon on 1/13/2019
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    Gail Stouffer is such a terrific instructor! I've done a few pieces of fused glass and PMC but never like this! Just WOW! Her techniques have opened my mind to all the possibilities for this combination of techniques. I just know that this will improve sales of my jewelry! I purchased many of the impression mats but would love to have them all to increase my selections!

  4. Love Gail's video review by Dawn Gaudreau on 1/13/2019
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    Gail Stouffer was one of the best teachers of PMC that I have seen. She makes it very understandable and easy. I am having a great time combining the glass with the metal clay.

  5. Great video review by Ellen Scott on 1/13/2019
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    Loved this video. I'm always looking for ways to combine glass and PMC. Loved to be able to watch the different sections as I was working on the piece. Especially the section on riveting. I did break 2 pieces in the beginning-my fault, I rushed. Have now made 3 different ones and plan on making more.

  6. Great way to expand your inventory! review by Louise Ireland on 1/11/2019
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    Take your jewelry to the next level with Gail's technique! Gail shows you how to make beautiful reversible pendants and then demonstrates how to make reversible bails that are not only unique but easy! If you love making pendants, you'll love adding this process to your arsenal!

  7. Great Technique! review by Karen on 1/9/2019
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    Super easy steps and tips to make beautiful pendants! I love how clear and easy to follow the instructor is! This technique will definitively help me step up my fused glass jewelry offerings at art fairs!

  8. Can't believe she gave away the "how to" on such a beautiful piece! review by Marian Pyron on 1/8/2019
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    To be honest, I only bought this video out of curiosity. Didn't think I would really get into making anything. I had enough new projects to keep me busy for a long time.....but then I watched it, and watched it again. I LOVE this! The one she made in the video is so beautiful. I feel like she gave us the absolute best lesson on the best looking piece of jewelry I have ever seen! I immediately made 24 cabs from my dichroic stash and am now slowly savoring working on the silver jackets. It's kinda my guilty pleasure. Once I have my kiln full and running with my "other" projects, I can sit and work on these pieces.

  9. Fantastic look to add to any jewlery piece. review by Debbie Tamburro on 1/8/2019
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    A great video to dress up any glass pendent. Excellent step by step instruction on how to create the jacket , Gail is a great instructor, easy to understand technique , I'm always wanting to learn more. This video brings it.

  10. Love how she combines metal clay and glass review by Barbara Reyes on 1/8/2019
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    Awesome video love it

  11. excellent video review by Robin Little on 1/8/2019
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    I absolutely loved this video. What a great way to make unique jewelry. Gail Stouffer is an excellent teacher. It is easy to follow. There is a few extra tools needed and took about a week to gather all the tools needed but I have all my supplies and am excited to get started. Please have more videos like this.

  12. Unique BAILS! Great investment on making reversible dichroic glass and metal clay pendants. review by Isabel on 11/17/2018
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    This video is awesome! Gail Stouffer is an excellent instructor, just like our Tanya. This video is a great investment. You can create unique beautiful jackets for your pendents, making them your own art. I am very excited to get started as I have my glass is ready to plan, cut, and make my jackets. I love the video!!!

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