I don't know what to call this new collection yet, as there's only one piece right now, but here is a preview of what's to come. I can't believe I'm actually making real jewelry! Thanks to silver clay, the art of making real silver jewelry is more accessible today than it used to be ages ago. But I'm still a beginner, so please bear with me.
Featured here is a 3/4inch by 1/4 inch fine silver pendant on a 16 inch sterling silver chain. Textured to make it look aged.
I used my lolo's metalsmithing tools to punch in the letters, then sintered the silver with a torch. I then burnished, sanded, and buffed till my hands hurt. Whew.
This one's available for sale, pm me if interested.SOLD
We have transitioned to a more precious material! You could say this took years. lol. When I first started working with polymer clay, I couldn't avoid reading about metal clay, but I knew I would never be able to buy the material because a) it's not available locally, and more importantly, b) it's terribly expensive.
But finally! I was able to grab my hands on the material.
Metal clay is pure silver in clay form. It feels like putty, and you have to fire it with a torch to sinter the metal. The end result is a 99.9% silver piece. It's harder to work with than polymer clay - more steps, especially after sintering, and the torch is a bit daunting!
Here is our initial metal clay offering. Handmade by me in my craft studio.
Monogram pendants - 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. Available from letters A to Z, made to order. You will receive your order by the end of July pa though, because there's a long waiting list, and this takes longer to work on than polymer clay.
PM me for price. (i have to warn you though, baka magulat kayo sa price. it's expensive coz it's real silver, not as cheap as my other polymer clay stuff.) While the album is closed, i wouldn't be able to PM you the price yet, because I can't predict the material's price in the world market. Silver prices vary daily.
One of my favorite movies as a kid (and probably yours too) was Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Probably every kid in the world fell in love with the chocolate room, where "...all of our dreams become realities".
Here is my tribute to you, Mr. Candy Man, for giving this sweet tooth endless inspiration.