Getting Started Precious Metal Clay Series: Torch Firing PMC Introduction Course with Darlene Armstrong

Learn how to torch fire Precious Metal Clay (PMC) with instructor Darlene Armstrong in this interactive course!

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Become a torch-fired, stone setting master in this course featuring precious metal clay (PMC) taught by Darlene Armstrong! Throughout this interactive, online course, Darlene will walk you through how to work with faceted stones in conjunction with PMC while creating a pair of earrings from start to finish. You'll learn how to create bezels for faceted stones, how to torch fire, and how to patina and polish for professional results.By registering for this course, you will have the opportunity to connect with other students and be a part of a community to bounce ideas off each other and to share your designs. As an added bonus, this course content is available to you at anytime, anywhere, allowing you to stop and practice when you need to.

Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1: Stone Bezel Earrings

  • Design & Form Your Pieces
  • Make the Bezel
  • Make the Earrings

Lesson 2: Torch Fire Earrings

  • Firing

Lesson 3: Finishing - Make Your Earrings Ready to Wear

  • Hardening
  • Make the Ear Wires
  • Using a Dome Set
  • Patina and Polish
  • Assemble
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Course Includes

Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Test Your Knowlege: Short, optional quizzes and other learning activities

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 65 minutes

The videos in this course are available for you to watch via streaming or by video download! For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Course’ section within the course.

About the Instructor


Darlene Armstrong is a professional metalsmith who is the owner and instructor at The Denver School of Metal Arts, in Denver, Colorado. Darlene has over 38,000 hours working at her bench, selling her work all over the globe. She has more than 3,000 hours of teaching experience, both professionally and privately. As a Senior Level PMC teacher, she has over 15 years teaching and working experience with PMC.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R6698
Product Type Course
Author/Designer Darlene Armstrong
Customer Reviews (1)
The Best of the Best!
I can't give this course and this instructor enough stars! In making the transition from working with sheet metal to PMC, I learned basic essentials that I never learned elsewhere, such as options in safety glasses and why it's important, which direction to mount radial polishing discs, the basics of work hardening your metal (which I thought I knew), how recapture your PMC scrap, etc. The instructor not only knew what she was talking about, she knew HOW to teach. This course was such a bargain for the price. (And I've taken many, many metalsmithing courses!). This course will not disappoint! Review by Cindy (Posted on 8/27/2017)
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