Trout Museum of Art

SOLD OUT Funky Bypass Ring | Ages 13+

This class has sold out!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with real silver and make jewelry, but you were intimidated by the cost of getting started? Working with fine and sterling silver is easy and economical to do as we introduce you to Silver Metal Clay.

In this workshop, we will explore the basics of working with silver metal clay. We will create a pendant using Silver Metal Clay, and you will learn how to set a stone of your choice. The piece will be fine silver we will texture it ourselves! You will then have finish options: polish to a bright shine or a soft satin finish with antiquing accenting the texture. After being fired at DinsDesigns studio for 2 hours in a kiln at 1650°, this clay is 99% pure silver!

We will finish your ring and deliver it back to TMA for pickup within a week!

All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations.

Jennifer Dins | Art Educator

I am from the Milwaukee, WI area and I moved to Madison, WI to earn my undergraduate degree in marketing. In 2000, I earned a master’s degree in management, training and organizational development. But besides a mother and wife, what I really am is a life-long artist who found myself in a non-creative career for over 25 years.

After a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis in 2006 permanently sidelined me from my 25 year management career, I decided to follow my creative heart and began to explore a new medium: metal clay. This medium is easy on my sore hands and joints and I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I complete a piece. The uniqueness of this material allows me to add fingerprints, paw prints and even handwriting directly into the silver. Most of my sales are to people who have lost someone and want to capture a piece of him or her within the silver of an heirloom piece. I now believe it’s my calling to help these people through a particularly difficult time.

I love working with silver…it’s my Zen place.


Oct 24 2023


5:30 PM - 8:30 PM



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