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Custom Medical ID Medallion

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Medical ID Medallion

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Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay taught by Jenny Vestal

Create one-of-a-kind jewelry thatís uniquely you! Use stunning precious metal clay to make affordable silver pendants, earrings, buttons and more!

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic, Formal / Bridal
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Who is this project for? Unisex

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What materials did you use? PMC3 silver clay and assorted tools, Butane Micro torch or Kiln, Teresa Collins Polymer Stamp making Gel paks and Stampmaking kit. You can also use Photopolymer plates and a UV manicure light to make your stamps

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What are you most proud of? Taking a medical necessity and turning it into an opportunity for a small luxury instead.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with a one sided medallion for sure! One new skill per project is probably enough, that way you can concentrate on your new areas while building on your skills. Advice re photopolymer stamps and plates: Do the test strips, and experiment to find your best exposure times. That being said, don't be afraid to try things you don't know how to do, and don't be afraid of failure. It took me a WHILE to get the hang of making the plates.(the exposure times posted were way too long for my particular set up) so my first project took 13 stamp efforts until I got it right. But once I mastered it, it was smooth sailing.

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Your work is outstanding! I googled Situs Inversus. First discovered in 1643. What a wonderful way to use your skills to help someone. How did you attach your bale? Was it just by using some water and applying some pressure?

01/20/2014 Flag

I rolled out clay, cut a strip, and then rolled that around a straw and let it dry. After it was dry, I attached it seam side down with some slip. (Slip gives a little stronger hold than just water - it fills all the little nooks and crannies between the pieces, then fuses into solid silver with them as it fires) I cut a little divot in my solderite board to make space for the bail, then when it was fired the piece didn't distort.

01/22/2014 Flag

I loved your class! I enjoyed it a lot. Just waiting to buy some clay and start, ill post some photos when I finish

05/11/2014 Flag

I look forward to seeing them!

05/16/2014 Flag

Is there a class on learning stamp making so incorporate it in our designs??

08/14/2014 Flag