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Introducing – Idris – Part Two – Firing! (Silver Clay Jewellery with Texture Sheets)

After the pieces of Art Clay Silver are fully dry* they need refining. I use 3M branded sanding pads for this, finishing up with 1200 micron Many people love to use a wetwipe. Depending on the quality of the texture … Continue reading

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Introducing – Idris – Part One – Making Silver Clay Jewellery with Texture Sheets

I’ve had a kiln on my wish list since at least 2013. I’ve not really been able to justify one for work, but I had a go at some glass fusing in Mr Tumnus (my ultralight) and realised that unless … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy February 2023

Back to silver scrap this month One of the things that happens with me more often that I would like, is soldering fail. I prefer to make many of my items in small batches; I find that it is a … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy March 2022

A very brief and simple #ScrapHappy this month. I love my mitre vise beyond measure and I bought the best I could afford back in 2017, but it’s not the best there is. As a result of my near constant … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy November 2021

A more traditional and simple ScrapHappy this month; I’ve repurposed an interdental brush as a needle pin to use in carding my files. I first came across needle pins when I was a child, making Honiton Lace* – it’s the … Continue reading

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