Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay »
Instructionstake the class- have fun-save all your mistakes and use them to make other things!
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Retro / Vintage, Mod, Hipster, Geeky, Eco-Friendly, Romantic, Victorian / Steampunk, Ethnic, Whimsical, Classic, Cute, Casual, Funky, Traditional
silver art clay- tried to use snakes, failed- silver syringe, polymer clay for the mold, carving tools, evenheat kiln, clay tools, sanding, straw, vermastuff, clay pot, and tons of time
What was your inspiration?
I like triangles sometimes and I figured they would be hard- I was right- the class make round beads and I really liked the idea of a different shape- one which is not as common- challenging.. and it was very challenging for the first beads.. I had made five but only three turned out as I used the wrong tool to hold them while I was sanding them before firing and two crumbled to the point of no saving though I am trying to use in other ways-
What are you most proud of?
as much as I tried to use the snakes they kept drying out or turning to moosh -so finding an alternative way to join the beads on the sides was really hard- makes you have a new respect for hollow beads that are made by others-
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
take your time and just because the first one or two or three do not work do not give up- kind of like all things in life- keep trying, keep practiceing, keep learning, keep making mistakes, and at some point you will find that you are capable of something- :) if anything at all- endurance! :)