Waiting for my kiln
I have long wanted to "do" metal clay, but it never seemed practical as I had no easy access to a kiln. Now I am getting my own - tomorrow is "der tag" and I'll be looking for the UPS man. My Shop Elf has been busy setting up a super spot for the kiln, with ceramic tile no less.
Copper and Brass ("and bears. Oh My!")
I'm trying to learn to love alternative metals. (God help me!)
I did a show in Chapel Hill (NC) last weekend. Even with the price of silver declining somewhat, I had decided to make some alternative metal pieces -- that is -- non-silver. One of these pieces, the bracelet pictured here (copper washers, brass jump rings, brass filigree and an inch of copper tubing), was the first thing that sold. I was pleased with my sales -- 3 times my entry fee plus food for two at the show. BUT, didn’t sell a single silver piece. Hmm…….
Actually, I'm very taken with this bracelet and will design more in this line, but it is somewhat of a departure from what I have been doing.