Sunday, 21 October 2012

Earrings made by me!!!

Today, I went to the home of my workmate and crafty friend, Cathleena, to learn how to make jewellery using Precious Metal Clay.  Basically, it's this stuff that is like modelling clay, you can roll it out and stamp onto it (which is what I did), or make pretty much any shape you like, then dry it, file down the rough edges, then fire it with a butane torch - the firing burns off all the clay stuff, and leaves the metal.  After firing, you brush it with a wire brush and the remains of the clay magically disappears to reveal a silver masterpiece! A bit of polishing, some jump rings and some earring hooks, and I now have some wearable art!
Thanks to Cathleena for teaching me how to do this, and to Caitlin (another lovely crafty workmate) who taught Cathleena!!

4 comments:

  1. Your earrings are beautiful!!!
    Where did you get the clay to make such a masterpiece?

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    1. I got my clay from http://www.polymerclay.com.au/pmc3claykits-c-269_274.html

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  2. Thanks Michelle! I will check out the link!

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