Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects by Yvonne M. Padilla

By Yvonne M. Padilla

Bronze steel clay is the usual subsequent selection for the big silver steel clay industry it’s a ways more cost-effective, so crafters can extend their creativity growing larger-scale items. As a member of the Technical aid staff for Rio Grande (a large on-line distributor of jewellery supplies), Yvonne Padilla is a professional at answering crafters’ questions on bronze. as well as offering step by step directions for 30 tasks, she explains how bronze differs from silver clay, find out how to paintings with it, and the way to achieve the stunning verdigris patina that purely bronze has. An inspirational gallery and a hassle taking pictures part entire the glorious package deal.

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5. To make the loops that attach to the tile pieces, first rub a thin layer of oil on the drinking straw or round pen barrel. On your work surface, roll a fresh lump of clay into a thin snake. Gently lift the snake, and wrap it around the drinking straw to form a coil of five rings (figure 1). If the snake is not long enough, roll a second one and wrap it onto the straw next to the previous snake. Allow the coil to dry on the straw. 3. Position a mosaic tile over the cutout square. Gently press the tile through the opening, and embed it approximately 1 mm below the surface of the clay.

To determine the height of your 4. Smooth all sides of the dried clay 5 mosaic tiles, each 3/8 inch (1 cm) square risers, measure the thickness of the mosaic tiles, and add 2 mm to this measurement. ) To make the risers, stack craft sticks together until they reach the required height. Use craft glue to adhere the stacked craft sticks together. Once you have assembled two risers , set the pair aside to dry. squares, including the tops and bottoms, with the emery file . Keep the file from coming into contact with the mosaic tiles to avoid scratching.

Remove the plastic wrap from the belt buckle base, and determine where the strip embellishments will be placed. 8. Place the buckle in activated coconut carbon. Fire it using the long firing schedule. 9. Thoroughly rinse the fired buckle, and make certain that no carbon residue is left on its surface. 10. Solder the belt buckle findings (loop and peg) onto the back of the buckle with easy silver solder. Oxidize the buckle with the bronze oxidizer, and then polish it to bring out the detail in the texture.

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