19 August 2011
while making this toggle clasp i was desperately trying to place those balled-end wire loops in BEFORE firing...i did, and it worked out ok in most cases, although 1 got stuck to the pmc in the 2-hour firing. only THEN did i realize that there's no reason to fire them in....you can make them after the pmc pieces have already been fired....duh.
silver metalclay and sunstone earrings....i love this incredibly subtle apricot and blue LOS patina BUT it somehow looks a bit to "colorful" to me and i'm considering polishing it down to a plain brushed silver surface....it just seems that if i'm going to work in silver, it should look somewhat like silver!
Posted by holly kellogg at 5:11 PM