Coat Of Arms Fine Silver Pendant

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Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to revisit her creative past, now utilizing her design skills to create unique jewelry pieces. Despina’s early creations were mostly beaded projects, which she sold during trunk shows at Nordstrom. For the past few years Despina has been working with Metal Clay. She received her Art Clay Silver Level I Instructor Certification in September of 2013 and her Senior Instructor Certification in June of 2014. She has been teaching Metal Clay along with a variety of other jewelry making techniques at local bead shops and shows for the past 4 years. Today Despina enjoys mixing her skills in Metal Clay along with her old school metalsmithing techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces. ln the pursuit of advancing her skills, she continues to educate herself, learning new techniques which in turn she shares with her students. You can see what Despina has been up to lately by following her on Facebook at

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: Intermediate. Advanced, previous metal clay experience required
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $155 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

Join me to learn how to create this unique, Fine Silver pendant, a modern take of a Coat of Arms. You will be layering pieces of clay, constructing bails, and creating disks and ball accents. Freeform dangles will be textured and embellished. Fine Silver bezels will be added to hold your selected Semi-precious stones. Once patinated and polished, your final tasks will be setting your stones and attaching your dangles. Compliments will soon be coming your way as you proudly wear your creation!

Previous metal clay experience is required to successfully complete this project. If you have any concerns about your experience level, please call or email Despina to discuss.

Class Fee includes use of tools, Fine Silver Clay, Fine Silver Bezel Cups, Semi-Precious stones, and Sterling Silver jumprings.

To register and pay for this class please call 626-963-8541 or email Despina at

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