A New Medium!

Ok, I admit it – I have kindergartner tendencies.  You know how kindergartners are always so thrilled to learn something new, they just have to share with everyone.  Well, this past week, I took a class in silver clay.  Let’s just pretend this blog is a big refrigerator so I can hang up my new artwork.

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The detail achievable with silver clay is incredible.  I’m going to love playing and creating with it.

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5 Responses to A New Medium!

  1. Robin May 26, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    You did a wonderful job – it is beautiful! I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!!

  2. Susan May 27, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    Kindergartner tendencies are a GOOD thing! The joy of new experiences should stay with us as we grow older (if not UP!). Love this piece; it looks great with the chain.

  3. Maria May 29, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks Robin and Susan. I am so excited about this wonderful new technique for crafting fine jewelry! I am still gathering some of the tools I’ll need, but hope to begin creating next week.

  4. Kim Veldt June 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    It’s GORGEOUS! I’m pea green you get to play with this stuff Maria! Did you use silver or bronze? It looked bronzy in the photo, so had to ask . Good goin’ , girl – glad you screwed up your courage and jumped in after your class!

  5. Maria June 16, 2009 at 6:09 am #

    Hi Kim – it was silver – took photo outside, close to sunset time, which gives everything that nice rosy glow. I didn’t adjust the color because I won’t be selling this piece. Metal clay is not as hard as I imagined – but not that easy either! Does take practice to get a feel for it – and the mistakes while learning are not inexpensive!