Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I am officially in love...

....with Precious Metal Clay!  Still waiting on my kiln to arrive, but I am continuing to practice!  I missed working with my copper, so I made this to compensate...

Thank goodness I have made bangles like these before, sans the silver.  Although I have seen bracelets similar to these before, I turned to a book that I have had for a couple of months now.  

Book Source
Nothing like step by step directions!  As a matter of fact, the Art Jewelry Elements blog had a recent review of the book as well.  I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves their copper!

I used copper rivets - 16 gauge wire, instead of fine silver wire.  I first made up a sample design using polymer clay.  I did this so that I could gauge how much of the silver clay I would need to use.  

I am not regretting the fact that my kiln is not here....yet!  This is going to look great on my arm!

Thanks for stopping by today!!



  1. I really like how the silver wrap adds texture and movement to your bangle! And wondering how on earth you managed to sinter the silver clay around the copper with a torch....!

  2. Oh, WOW!!! I love this! I'm so glad you're enjoying metal clay! It's really expensive but it's so worth it both in the finished product and in working with it!

  3. This is really cool. Love the mixed metals and the texture you have on your pmc is awesome!!

    1. It's the texture that can be created with PMC that is the driving force for me...I am all about the texture!

  4. oh man! your metal work never ceases to amaze me! and now moving into clay? I can't wait to see how you evolve this! what a beautiful bangle Patti!

  5. This bracelet ~ this is the exact thing I pictured you doing when you said you were going to do PMC! GORGeous!!!

  6. This bracelet is gorgeous! Congratulations on a job very well done! I love it!