Metal Clay In A Day by Tammy Garner
By Tammy Garner
Attempt steel clay the short and straightforward way!If you need to attempt your hand at steel clay, yet you are intimidated by the point dedication or rate, steel Clay in an afternoon is the ebook for you. easy concepts and greater than twenty-five uncomplicated, fashionable jewellery initiatives give you the ideal advent to steel clay with no requiring you to lay our a fortune on new instruments and materials.Metal Clay in an afternoon gets you all started with:Straightforward, basic tasks. you are going to research every thing you want to comprehend to make effortless yet appealing jewelry, necklaces and bracelets utilizing a minimum quantity of steel clay. inexpensive instruments and methods. you will not think the shapes and designs you may make utilizing instruments you most likely have already got on your home!No-kiln firing. each undertaking within the e-book may be fired utilizing a handheld butane torch rather than a kiln, and you can research uncomplicated steps to getting professional-looking effects. Make a section this afternoon and exhibit it off this night! Take domestic steel Clay in a Day-- and allow the steel play start.
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Dab the rolled metal clay with a nylon scrubbing pad for texture. Turn the clay over on your work surface. Brush a line of slip around one end of the clay cylinder. Lightly press the dried clay cylinder into the fresh clay. Using the clay cylinder as a template, cut the rolled clay. 5. SEAL JOINS Brush a thin layer of paste around the join between the clay cylinder and the clay disk. Allow the paste to dry for several seconds, then dab the join with a nylon scrubbing pad to match the texture of the join to that of the rest of the cylinder.
Refine the outer edges of each piece, making sure the pieces are the same size and all of the joins are sealed. Use a small drill bit or craft knife to create a hole near the top point of each component (see Creating Holes in Dry Clay, page 28). Fire each piece individually, following the firing chart on page 14 (see Firing Metal Clay with a Torch, page 30). Burnish the metal with a soft brass brush (see Brush Burnishing, page 31). 3. MIX EPOXY 4. ADD RESIN TO EARRING 5. ASSEMBLE EARRING Mix the epoxy according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
After the firing process, a quick and easy faux finish completes the look. So whether you are young or just young at heart, these earrings are cute enough to wear anytime, and even more special around Valentine’s Day. M AT E R I A L S 7g low-fire metal clay nylon scrub pad metal spoon black oil paint paper towel 2 sterling silver ear wires 2 sterling silver jump rings basic metal clay tool kit (see page 17) basic jewelry tool kit (see page 34) 1. TEXTURE CLAY 2. CUT CLAY Prepare your hands and work surface for working with metal clay (see Handling Clay, page 18).