The Joy of Metal Clay – More Bronze

Last week during metal clay play day I worked some more with the Fast Fire Bronze. Is showed you the pictures of the pieces waiting to be fired. Here are the results. Overall, I would say there was more success!!! If you look closely at this pendant the cubic zirconia in the piece have discoloured. The reason for this is that I hadn’t cooled the piece naturally and quenched it before it had cooled enough. Oops….something I know not to do but hurried it. Learn from my mistakes. This piece is not yet finished. My Dad has my dremel as …

The last night

This final day for me in Tucson was spent running around to three different shows to pick up stuff that I had ordered earlier. All the shows were busier today, and people are still arriving to start their shopping. This has been overall the coldest week I’ve ever spent at the Gem shows. Would you believe this was a hotel fountain in an enclosed courtyard yesterday afternoon?! Yikes! Today was much more reasonable weather for Tucson. I spent over 2 hours filling out @#$%$ customs forms this afternoon. Everything has been carefully packed up by the great guys at the …