Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ready to Fire

Here's a kiln shelf of metal clay jewelry ready to be fired. There are some domed pendants in the dish of vermiculite (the vermiculite supports the shape and keeps them from slumping). Also several other pendants and beads. I'm experimenting with some copper tubing wrapped in meal clay to use as beads... we'll see how they come out. There's some pieces and parts that will be used to embellish on other things. I make those kinds of things when creativity is elusive and I just want to make something.

This is what everything looks like after its been fired, wire brushed, tumbled, patina'd with stinky liver of sulphur, then polished to bring out the texture. The copper tube beads came out great. I don't have any idea how I'll use them yet, but that will come to me. I'll show some of the finished jewelry in a later post. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Jenny Williams said...

I love the copper beads! I saw them with the raw clay and they came out great. Put a pin back on one - very cool!