The Joy of Metal Clay – Nickel Pin Backs???

I found myself out of fine silver pin backs and didn’t’ want to wait for (or pay for shipping) of new ones, so I decided to try out using nickel pin backs with my silver clay. Let’s just say it is not the best option but much less expensive (at 27 cents a piece or less depending on the size you buy). Before embedding anything that you are unsure of how it will handle the temperatures of firing metal clay it is best to test fire the item (so that you don’t waste your clay). First, I researched the melting …