Monday, 3 November 2014

Recycled silver

Yesterday was such a grotty day here in Chichester, it just rained all day. 
I decided to have a little play with my new Smiths little torch in the studio, it really works like a dream. 
However what I produced wasn't a lot in terms of Jewellery but I recycled my scarp into usable sheet and wire.

I also had a bit of fun with the annealing process, which you can see from the photos.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Under The Mistletoe.

Under The Mistletoe
A Pussy Cat Christmas

20g Art Clay Silver
Liver of Sulphur

Last month I was asked to make a project with a Christmas Theme as you all know I am the real mad cat lady, so it had to be cat related just for fun.

I used a fun but simple design which was made with 20grams of art clay silver kindly donated by 
Metal clay LTD at:
My silhouette cutter was used to cut the shapes, these were used as a texture sheet. The clay was roll over and then a snake was made to create the bail and the border. I also textured with a needle tool.

The piece was then fired in a kiln. Once fired, I was able to add the enamels. Once the enamels were applied and fire the pendant was polished and a patina added with liver of sulphur.

This is a little present for my younger sister who is all cat mad.

Art Clay Silver has a minimum firing temperature of 650 °C. Firing can be done in several ways:
Gas stove, with the help of a stainless steel grid.
A small blow torch.


Saturday, 1 November 2014


I know this doesn't look interesting but it will be, some square wire to use in a ring or something that I am not sure about just yet.
The important thing is I melted this with my new torch and it worked like a dream, so although it is a big silver chunk it won't be!!!!