Sea Glass Wrapped in Precious Metal Clay

by Karen Simmons-Milligan.
(Seven Lakes, North Carolina USA)

I love recycling and when I had the chance to purchase some sea glass I knew I would want to wrap it in precious metal clay (a recycled fine silver clay).

Sea glass top with precious metal clay bail

Sea glass top with precious metal clay bail

I think the result is a great blend. Bottle tops are my favorite and picture one has the fine silver wrapped around the groove just under the lip of the bottle top then curled back around onto itself to make the bail.

Sea glass with fine silver precious metal clay wrapping

Sea glass with fine silver precious metal clay wrapping

Or you can make a great bail, like photo 2. I used a bamboo texture. Because the silver shrinks as it centers it grabs the glass. Firing times and temperatures take a little experimenting but the result is worth it!

Karen Simmons-Milligan
Karen Simmons Designs

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