Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Metal Clay Ring Part 2: Firing and Finishing
For a first attempt at metal clay, I am really happy with my ring. Sure, it's a little rough, and not perfectly round. I was really encouraged by how it turned out, though, and I am already brainstorming new projects. My husband wants a tie bar, and maybe some cuff links. My mom has already asked if I need to know her ring size. Even if you are hesitant to make the investment of time and money to do metal clay work at home, I hope you will consider taking a metal clay class because it is really amazing stuff. Be creative and enjoy!
PS: Even if you never work in metal clay, I highly recommend that you check out some of the books available on the subject, especially Metal Clay Beads by Barbara Becker Simon. These books really illustrate the incredible effects that can be achieved by well-practiced metal clay artists.