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Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Bronze Metal Clay Pieces and Test Firing White Bronze Clay

A couple of new items first:

Been going through my metal clay books and trying some of the projects. Here’s another one from one of Hadar Jacobson’s books:

Here’s me practicing hollow forms with additional layers on top:

And a couple of bronze and copper rings for my Ancient Artifact line:

New listings going up tonight… more bronze metal clay and then four new items of textured and riveted copper.

Decided to try a new clay this week… white bronze. I hurriedly made some test pieces and put them in the kiln. No sense in spending hours creating a piece if I don’t even know how they’ll survive the first firing attempt.

Here are the results… first, straight out of the klin and second, after brushing clean.

And now I’m heading over to a friend’s house to play with enamels.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Art Nouveau Wire Wrap Pendant and an Enamel on Copper and Fine Silver Necklace

There’s a challenge I wanted to take part in. It’s on the Things Crafty website: Here’s the challenge link if any of you are interested.

The theme is April Flowers, so I did my take on flowers by coming up with an Art Nouveau-inspired version of Egyptian Lotus blossoms…

Then Sunday I wanted to do some enameling. Several hours later, I had a lot of practice under my belt, but that was pretty much it. I learned a lot, though, about what I can and can’t do with my resources and skill level. I did come up with one design at the end of the day that I was pretty happy with. It’s enamel on a copper circle that I’ve matched with a plain circle of fine silver and the two are linked onto a sterling chain by a fused and enameled piece of fine silver wire.

Don’t forget you can click any of these photos to get more info.

Well, that’s it for today. I just wanted to touch base, show you a couple recent projects, and now I’m getting back to work (metal clay today).


Monday, April 23, 2012

New Jewelry Listings including Bronze Metal Clay, Netted Weave Cuff Bracelet, Art Nouveau inspired Wire Wrapping and more

I’m extremely behind in showing you any of the new creations… AND I’ve got more hitting the public tonight, so let me try to catch you up really quickly. (As usual, click on a photo for more info about any of these items.)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Upcoming Jewelry Listings

Just giving you a heads up that I'll be listing some new designs tomorrow.

Early bird specials (on Facebook) at 9am Pacific time (Monday morning).

Then the listings go to the website at 5pm Pacific time Monday evening.

Coming up:
A wire-wrapped pendant of Art Nouveau Egyptian Lotus
A minimalist enamel and silver necklace
Two bronze metal clay necklaces
Two bronze and copper artifact rings