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Shell and Chain

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Kalika on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? For the Shell: 1 Sea Shell PMC Plus Mega Mold Sanding/Filing Tools Kiln For the Chain: 4 Feet of 16 Gauge Fine Silver Dead Soft Wire Flush Cutters Size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles Chasing hammer Steel Bench Block Pliers Clasp Jump ring small enough to fit in shell hole. For Finishing: Patina Gel Rock Tumbler Steel Shot Dawn Polishing Pads

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What are you most proud of? I'm really excited about how the whole piece turned out. The entire thing was a learning experience for me.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Begin at your own risk? I'm a complete beginner so describing how I completed my work is difficult for me. You should have familiarity/know how for working with PMC + before beginning this project as I did not explain the entire process for filing and handling the clay. The shell I used was so complete that it had a natural whole in it; so when I pressed the clay into the mold - the whole was also transferred into the clay. I have since started using a hand drill to drill a hole in the dry clay large enough to allow me to insert a jump ring into.

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nice

06/10/2011 Flag

beautiful what did you use for the closer.

06/30/2011 Flag