This workshop meets Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

(lunch break suggested 12noon-2pm )


1-Day Workshop, Skill Level – Beginner/Intermediate


Learn how to draw, plan and design a pendant around a semi-precious gemstone. Explore how to account for shrinkage in the metal clay with a stone that cannot be fired in place. Then create a pendant in metal clay, learning how to create a custom shaped design, and layers for dimension and contrast. A hidden bail will be constructed to allow the pendant to ‘float’ from the chain.  As a final touch to showcase the stone, learn how to create regular and unique prong settings.


 A kit fee of $65 will be collected by the instructor during the workshop and includes PMC Flex, semi-precious stone, fine silver wire, patina and polishing materials, step-by-step tutorial, use of shared tools and equipment during class. Sterling silver necklace chains will be available for purchase separately. 

Students should bring:

  • Basic Metal Clay Tool Kit (Roller, non stick work surface, needle tool or awl, Playing cards or depth measuring slats, glazed ceramic tile, xacto knife, water mister, release agent (cool slip, olive oil), drying plate, tweezers, sanding papers)


This workshop is part of the Metal Clay Artists Symposium and requires purchase of the General Registration.

Prong-Set Stone Pendant with Stephanie Chavez

  • Please put the MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION in your cart prior to purchasing workshops or enrolling in the Sunday Technique Discovery Workshop. The MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION fee ($55) is non-refundable. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Workshop fees do not include travel, meals, or accommodations. Workshop fees, less a $20 processing fee, are refundable prior to May 1, 2021, if notified in writing to If you need to cancel after May 1, 2021, please notify us and we will make every effort to fill your space. If we can fill your space, we will issue you a refund less a $20 processing fee.