Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Adventure with Copper Clay

Perhaps I shouldn't even admit when I do these things, but thought maybe someone would have some helpful advice for me... (like "maybe you should stick to soldering glass") I bought some Art Clay Copper....
...shaped it into many doo-dads, mostly bails (bales?) for the tops of pendants...

..fired it in my kiln...

...quenched it in water and then pickled it....

...admired my pile of crappy copper doo-dads...

..polished a few and got some of the black and red crust off....
OK - I like the copper leaf.
Obviously I am doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

9 comments:

Kitty said...

Wow! Love the concept... I'm no help but I sure hope you master it. I "need" some of these! LOL

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

we think your just brave for trying it :)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I actually like the rustic nature of the pieces. Looks great to me!

Chickens in the Basement said...

No help here, but it looks like fun!

Two Dog Pond said...

I admit, it was fun. Time flew while I was playing with the clay. I felt like I was in Oklahoma (red clay). If I can get the hang of it, it would be a fun workshop....

leah said...

i love them all. pretty, pretty they are.

Jill said...

You know you could have said, "I've been experimenting with some copper clay I just ordered. I'm loving the rustic results I'm getting" and we would have all been wowed. Well, I was wowed even with what you thought was a mistake!

silver.work said...

Hey Rachel, I was with you until you said you were doing something wrong - like what? The black and red crust?

Two Dog Pond said...

OK - I put the pieces back in the pickle and left them overnight. "That will show them." says I.
They look much better now - I'll make something and post about it!