I'm getting a lot more practice with the precious metal clay. When I first started working with metal clay I got 'Art Clay Silver 650' and after having worked with several types of clay, the Art Clay is my least favorite. I then tried 'Art Clay Silver 650 Slow Dry' because I thought it would be better for making projects that took a little more patience and detail. That clay was a little better than the regular Art Clay but it was almost rubbery and still seemed to dry extremely quickly. The past couple of weeks I have been working with PMC 3 (Precious Metal Clay 3) and it is definitely my favorite version of metal clay thus far. It has the consistency of real clay and doesn't stick to your fingers as much as the regular Art Clay 650. It has a bit of the rubbery feel of the Art Clay Slow Dry but doesn't dry out as quickly.
Without further ado, here are my recent projects:
<< The raindrop with the emerald was for a friend's daughter for Christmas. I was really worried about firing that piece because I feared the synthetic emerald might crack or melt. The heart on the right is for my daughter as her first charm on a charm bracelet I plan to add to as she gets older. The heart is from a mold of a plastic heart ring I found in the parking lot of her first birthday party. I carved a 1 on the back.