All about handcrafted jewelry using Precious Metal Clay and colorful Polymer Clay, incorporating semiprecious,gems freshwater pearls. dichroic glass and sterling silver findings and chain.

Working With Metal Clay

Working With Metal Clay


 Beginning with metal clay .can be challenging but very simple rules apply.  A few tools are needed, some very simple.  Clay, I use . or PMC3 for most projects.  Occasionally, for finer detail, I use Original PMC.  A piece of tempered glass or ceramic tiles, deck of cards for measuring thickness, pvc roller or similar to roll the clay into a small sheet, thin cutting blade, small textures; (look…

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A few of the earring storm I’ve been kicking up!

Working With Pardo Trans. and Inks




    Still working with Pardo
 translucent and alcohol inks and enjoying.  Thinking of all sorts of possibilities, such as styles, shapes and such.  I am trying to create a spiral of color within the translucent.  Not there, yet.  But don’t count me out.  I’m pretty persistent!
 Here’s what I am talking about:


   

I created more earrings, but these failed the test for this particular technique.  So, I will proceed on and do more experimenting.  One important tip to remember when working with Pardo translucent and alcohol inks,  it takes very little ink to tint the clay.If you are looking for a somewhat tinted transparent look.  If you want more of a tint, add a drop more!

Working With Pardo Trans. and Inks




    Still working with Pardo
 translucent and alcohol inks and enjoying.  Thinking of all sorts of possibilities, such as styles, shapes and such.  I am trying to create a spiral of color within the translucent.  Not there, yet.  But don’t count me out.  I’m pretty persistent!
 Here’s what I am talking about:


   

I created more earrings, but these failed the test for this particular technique.  So, I will proceed on and do more experimenting.  One important tip to remember when working with Pardo translucent and alcohol inks,  it takes very little ink to tint the clay.If you are looking for a somewhat tinted transparent look.  If you want more of a tint, add a drop more!