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Camera SAMSUNG ST200 / ST200F / ST201 / ST201F / ST205F
Exposure Time 1/20
F-Stop 3.9
ISO 480

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Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay taught by Cindy Pankopf

Learn to shape, fire and finish silver metal clay into ornate, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, including earrings, pendants and beads.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? I used PMC3, fine silver granules, PMC3 paste and syringe, a stainless steel screw, a drinking straw, cubic zirconia, a glass donut and a ball point pen refill. The photo makes it look dull, but it's really very shiny.

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What are you most proud of? This was the final project I had to complete for my Rio Grande certification. It was wild! I had little time so everything had to go perfectly. I wanted my pen to be really whimsical . To do that I decided to carve into it when it was dry and paste on the granules. The refill goes in at the tip.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Once I finished the piece and the stress was over I realized that it was a challenging project and the most satisfying one.

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Wow! I can't imagine the exacting detail to get the internal dimensions pre-firing, to fit the pen refill post-firing! I managed to do that with a stoneware lantern I made years ago, but that was just a hole cut into the bottom of the raised base, taking into consideration the shrinkage rate of that clay, to fit an outdoor-rated bulb socket into. This is amazing, and I love all the texture and bling details! More pics please?

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Thanks. Yes, I'll take some more photos. My camera isn't a good one and it seems never to show up the real shiny polish on my pieces.

05/15/2014 Flag