Art Clay® Fundamentals Video

Presented by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,

Learn some tips to working with Art Clay and the tools featured in the Secrets to Art Clay Success DVD.

Tammy Honaman, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads online "Ask the Experts" host, author and noted jewelry-making expert, guides you through seven jewelry-designing projects where you'll learn the secrets of working with Art Clay precious metal materials.

Learn tips from jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman for working with Art Clay®, including the tools you’ll want to use for creating, finishing and firing this jewelry metal clay.

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Secrets to Success when Working with Art Clay

Preparation: Creating: Finishing:
Note: The piece should be completely finished before moving to the baking stage.
Firing: Use a torch for pieces smaller than a silver dollar or a kiln for larger pieces. During firing the clay will burn off leaving 99.9 percent pure silver.

Torch Firing: Kiln: Burnishing: Use a burnisher, wire brush and polishing cream followed by a polishing cloth to bring out the luster and beautiful finish you worked so hard to get.

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