Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay »
Instructionswhen your store bought bails turn to lead, reheat, remove carefully and quickly- and use your own- learn from your mistakes.. but above all things have fun and enjoy what you do- I did not get this pattern from the class however the class led me to beable to make this so I give credit to the class.. isnt that what your supposed to do? as for the pattern.. really.. its all me- open hearts ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Geeky, Whimsical, Casual, Eco-Friendly, Classic, Mod, Traditional, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Romantic, Funky, Victorian / Steampunk
heart cutter, silver art clay, art silver syringe round dic glass 90 coe, roller, parchment paper, coffee cup heater, evenheat kiln, clay tools(too many to list), pantina gel, steel shot in a tumbler, brass cleaning, square polish, and lots of time
What was your inspiration?
I kept looking at the circles and instead of seeing what was there was thinking about what if I use whats not there- ie take the hearts out of the circle and attach to more silver around a piece of glass- or cork.. cork next time I think.. going to try it.. :)
What are you most proud of?
I was able to save it after the bail turned out to be lead and not silver-and after it is all said and done one of my favorite things to date-
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
take your time though when working with silver clay you better be prepared to think quickly and work fast as it tends to dry out keep water on hand- make it your own and dont be afraid to try new things- have fun with whatever you are doing and enjoy life- it will go back really fast.. also know that if push comes to shove you can always heat it up and make it into a glob and use it for something else... :)