Fires in less than 15 minutes! The SpeedFire SuperMini is ideal for fast firing and economical firing. This compact device is ideal for firing all low fire metal clay without fear of melting the projects. The SpeedFire SuperMini Kit comes complete with the SpeedFire SuperMini, stainless steel firing mesh, heavy duty stand, firing base and curved tweezers for handling fired pieces.
Use silver or gold metal clay to make extraordinary jewelry; it's a material that looks and feels like clay and yet, when fired, it becomes pure, precious metal. Model it, give it texture, shape it, and fire it as you would any other clay. Once it's transformed into metal, it can be buffed, burnished, polished, enameled, or patinated. Virtually anything you can create with traditional fine silver or pure gold, you can craft with metal clay, and so it's the perfect material for jewelry-making.
As with any art medium, find out the basic techniques and the tools you'll need before starting.
A Manual for Success with New Precious Metal Clays.
Fourth Edition edited by Brant Palley of NMClay.com
Original Text by Tim McCreight.
Download the PDF version of the PMC guide click here!
An inexpensive way to learn about silver clay.
The bestselling The Art of Metal Clay returns—revised and expanded to highlight the latest developments in this exciting medium!
Since it was first published in 2004, The Art of Metal Clay has introduced thousands of readers to metal clay—the moldable, malleable clay that becomes pure metal after it’s fired. Now author, designer, and jewelry-making instructor Sherri Haab has updated her classic book to include the most current and user-friendly information on this revolutionary material, including:
• the new bronze and copper clays, with must-have instructions for successful firing
• up-to-date, detailed information on firing with stones
• an improved method for calculating accurate ring sizes
• two recently developed techniques for etching metal clay
• new techniques for adding color, including working with pigments and enamels
• all-new, inspiring galleries of work by prominent metal clay artists
Includes a DVD with 4 bonus projects.
The Art of Metal Clay
Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects
8 1/2 x 10 1/2
280 color illustrations
2010 new edition
The Art of Metal Clay