Bronze Clay Creations

by Kellie.
(Dallas, Texas USA)

After making wire wrapped and other types of earrings, I branched out and took a clay class. I love wire wrapping but needed to try something new.

Bronze charms on gemstone necklaces

Bronze charms on gemstone necklaces

I fell in love with the process of thick clay transforming into beautiful jewelry components that look like gold. Somehow through the firing process that takes 8 to 10 hours the clay burns off and you are left with a bronze mini sculpture.

examples of bronze charms

examples of bronze charms

Then after tumbling the piece for 10 or so hours it turns out bright and shiny. I put the piece on a gold filled chain, leather cord or ear wire depending on what it is.
My clients are thrilled with new pieces and I have learned a new craft.

I sell on Etsy and at jewelry shows.

Kellie
Tre Bella Dallas on Etsy

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Comments

  1. America Summers says:

    Wow. I love the look of your designs. I didn’t know PMC came in bronze. I’m dying to try this stuff.

  2. These are really neat, Kellie. I especially like the ones that look like ancient artifacts. It’s fun when a new jewelry technique opens up a whole new world of design ideas – I’m not surprised your clients are loving your new pieces! 🙂

  3. Kellie, it’s so lovely 🙂
    …sooner or later I must try this technique 🙂

  4. Kellie,
    I have been working in metal clay for years (Art Clay) and I love the new Goldie Bronze powdered clay. I am using it in my Studio. One advantage is it is in powder form and you only mix what you want to use at your bench. And second, the firing times are fantastic. Less then 2 1/2 hours and your done. It saves on time and money (electricity running your kiln). The finish is easy to bring out, either satin or high polish using your rotary polisher. Art Clay copper is also a very user friendly product. Open shelf in the kiln (no coconut carbon) and it is a 30 minute firing schedule. Good Luck in your metal clay work- I love it and if you have any questions, drop me a note. I am a Senior certified instructor in Art Clay and have the Mokume Gane certification too. I would be glad to help you. Karen 🙂

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