Fine silver metal clay is usually the clay of choice for metal clay artists. Almost pure silver, it doesn't need firescale clean up after torching. And it is very slow to tarnish later because there is no copper. But it's not as strong as sterling silver especially for bracelets. Recently, metal clay artist Lisel Crowley got to test out Cool Tool's new EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay.
In her post, she not only showcases her outstanding designs but also tests them out. Shown here are my favorites. As you can see delicate coils feature a lot in her work.
She definitely liked the strength of the sterling silver clay. The good thing about firing silver metal clay in a kiln is it is uncomplicated. Lisel said, "I ramped at full speed, and held for two hours and then crash cooled." What she means is you just turn the kiln on to the temperature around 1675 degrees Fahrenheit and turn it off after the holding time without having to do a careful ramp schedule (for e.g. going up to temperature over a certain amount of time).
|Cuff was created and fired flat; Curving on a mandrel was done post firing|
|Ring was created and fired flat; Curving on a mandrel was done post firing|
Before You Go:
- Patrik Kusek's Silver Metal Clay Craftsy Class
- Book Review : Metal Clay Fusion
- Awesome Beginner Metal Clay Earrings Tutorials
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