One of the nice things about Art Clay Silver is that you can set up at home with very little equipment. I only bought steel mesh for the gas burner, a metal bristled brush, fine sandpaper pads and some more clay. I had other bits and pieces at home already.
This was a quick one. I used an oval cutter i bought years ago for friendly plastic (turns out, I'm not so friendly with the plastic). Then I used a spriggy rubber stamp I have to put in the pattern. I used by regular letter stamps to press in my word of the year and fired it. I'm not 100% happy with it, but it was an experiment in using rubber stamps (I used vegetable oil to lubricate the stamps).
This one was made for a friend. It took 3 attempts to get it looking the way I wanted to, and there are still some flaws, but that is the joy of the learning process. I used a five petal cutter to begin the shape, but snipped out a piece from the ends and added detailing with a needle. I shaped it over my knuckle.
She can wear it with the bead over it if she doesn't want people asking her why her necklace says "try" all day.
This one was pure inspiration and play. I was thinking bubbles and pebbles and played around with techniques for shaping and joining them.
I wonder what's next?