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sarilonka
« on: September 12, 2008 11:43:45 PM »

These are my first experiments with art clay silver.

I didnít use all the fancy tools they sell on their site but I used things that I already had: a big marker as a rolling pin, a stamp as a stencil, backing paper instead of a work mat, nail shiner file instead of polishing tools, stacks of paper instead of rolling strips,Ö So you donít have to buy expensive tools to work with art clay!
 
Just make sure that you put a little bit of olive oil on the tools you work with otherwise they will stick to the clay.



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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 12:01:07 AM »

Oh wow! So pretty. I have been trying to muster up the courage to try it sometime myself!

Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008 12:41:31 AM »

WOW! That is soo cool!!!  Shocked
 What is that stuff you used? I have never heard of it  before.
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sarilonka
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008 03:44:12 AM »

Thanks for your nice complements!

These jewels are made using art clay silver. Itís a kind of clay  made with small parts of silver and something to bind it together. You can work with it like with any other kind of clay. After its completely dried you can fire it on a gas stove or with a gas torch  you can also use a kiln but these are very expensive. In the end you will have a piece of 99,9% silver.

The sellers want you to think that you need to take a very expensive workshop but with a good instruction book you can learn it by yourself. It is really fun to do and not as difficult as you would think.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008 10:30:13 AM »

That is so neat! I've always wanted to work with that stuff, but i have a question: does it feel like silver or clay? Or both...
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008 10:51:14 AM »

When you start working with it it feels like clay and works like clay. Once you've fired it it is real silver and you can work with it like you would work with silver. The finished product is and feels like any other silver jewel.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008 01:37:18 PM »

That is so completely amazing! I may have to order some...
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