The Ring

No, you don't have one week to live, we've got a cool new material! For one of her independent projects in IB Art, Tin Tin decided that she wanted to make her own jewelry out of silver clay. This material works like polymer clay, but when you fire it (or torch it like we did) the clay body burns off and the infused metal particles left behind bind together. She ordered the material and read up on the process, and today we whipped out a mini torch and fired it. This was the first time we've used this material, and it was amazing to see it go from a dull beige to bright orange, and then for the silver to slowly materialize.

The metal clay is expensive, it runs about a dollar a gram, but I could see this being a great project, especially if students practiced their techniques with a different polymer clay first. Way to go Tin Tin!


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