Monday, November 14, 2011

Trying New Things

I have been holding on to a box of silver clay for about four years now. I had no idea what to do with it and all the goodies that came with it. So, it just sat in my crafting closet. After a funny talk with my friend Elizabeth about how long I have had it she and I were hoping it wasn't dust. She is a super talented jewelry designer and was ready to show me how to use it. She works with silver and has experience with the clay and the crazy torch that you have to use to fire it once it is dried. Wowsa! No idea that it would be so addicting once I finished my pieces. I know it has been around for forever but I was just too busy with all the other ideas swirling in my head to play around with it.:) Plus for those of you who know me I am so impatient with directions. I am a visiual gal. So, 20g made these four pendants below. The large piece is the Jane Austen pendant I made out of a stamp that I bought at her home in Chawton a couple of years ago. I can't wait to bead and chain it.  I put the other three together on one chain and absolutely love it. Now I have to buy some more silver clay and keep practicing. But to be honest with ya'll the torch to fire the clay freaks me out just a tiny bit. Will work on not burning down the house. :)


linwood avenue said...

the Jane Austen one is great! how did u do the patina?

JoyaJewelry said...

We dipped it in a sufur and water mixture. The longer you keep the piece in the mix the darker it got. So neat!