Greetings all you metal clay fans! This is an invitation to join me and a bunch of other metal clay lovers in a workshop that I will be giving at the Metal Clay Mojo Conference on August 18 & 19, in Chester, CT.

The Mask Ring is the title of the workshop. What you will be doing in the class is modeling a face (or part of a face—like the eyes or the lips!) in polymer clay, using liquid silicone to make a mold, and then filling that mold with 960 Sterling Metal Clay. You will then make a shank, put the two together and Voilà, A really cool ring will result!!

Don’t be intimidated one teeny weeny iota by the modeling of the face because I have a sure-fire method that ANYONE, yes I said ANYONE can do! No lie; honest to goodness, it’s true. In fact, in previous workshops, I had to beg people to stop working on their models so we could get on with the metal clay part!!

You will see pictures of some rings made with this technique. And as you can see, there are many variations. There is no reason why you couldn’t expand this project to pendants, earrings, or bracelet links.

So if you would like to join in the fun of the workshop (and the conference, too) go to www.metalclaymojo.com, and find out more information. Hope to see you there! PS if you would like to see some pictures of rings go to www.bbsimon.com and click on News for my blog.