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Topic: does anyone know anything about metal clay ?  (Read 628 times)
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« on: September 05, 2008 01:43:54 PM »

I have the book The Art of Resin Jewelry, and the author also has a book out called The Art of Metal Clay. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about metal clay, [the kind that doesnt require a kiln] how it works [is it heated in the oven ?] and once its made, can resin be poured inside to make jewelry ?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 01:20:45 PM »

Last year in my jewelry class we got to use Precious Metal Clay. After shaping it and whatnot, it was fired in a little kiln, but I think it can also be fired with a torch or on a gas stove.
Basically how it works is theres little particles of metal that gets mixed with an organic binder and once you fire it the binder gets burned off so it leaves you with just the metal. It's really cool and a lot like clay when you're using it ^^ But you have to be really careful since it's expensive not to lose it or get it dried out before you're done working with it.

I'm not sure what you mean about having resin poured inside it, but if you mean like putting it in a mold and pouring the resin in to it like this http://www.michondesign.com/misc/0407-resin-inprogress.jpg
I would think you could, since once it's done it's just metal.
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