Ads

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Does anyone use Bronze Clay?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Does anyone use Bronze Clay?

    Hiya,

    I'm thinking of giving bronze clay a go. It's really cheap so I think it my be a good colour contrast to the silver clay and much more economical than gold clay. I want to use it to make beads so that I can mix them with my silver bead bracelets. I've read that it is still flexible when dry, does this make it harder to file & sand?

    If anyone has any experience with the clay I'd love to hear about it!

    xx
    Lucy

    www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
    http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

  • #2
    I was also looking at Bronze Clay but I was unsure so I will interested in reading the responses..

    Thanks
    Still Finding my niche but getting there!!!

    My website - http://www.tattyslittlegems.co.uk
    http://www.dbyt.co.uk
    Follow My Blog - http://tattyslittlegems.blogspot.com/
    Myspace - www.myspace.com/tattyslittlegems
    Twitter - http://twitter.com/Tattyslittlegem
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref...84&ref=profile

    I am also on many websites, I would have joined it as Tattyslittlegem.. PLEASE ADD ME

    Comment


    • #3
      me too.... I've looked into bronze clay but it says you need a kiln for the 2 stage firing and I dont have one. don't have room so I use a camping stove for the little silver I make.....
      Handmade jewellery, to buy gifts or just to treat yourself visit my website, commissions welcome or join me on facebook for a chat

      Comment


      • #4
        I've found this download, it looks really usefull but shows a long firing time! The bracelet on the front is gorgeous!

        http://www.bronzclay.com/2008WelcometoBronzClay.pdf
        Lucy

        www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
        http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Does look good. If you use one of those stainless steel pans, you could put loads in at one time, I'd think. It would look fab mixed with your silver beads Lucy.
          Best wishes
          Carole

          www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

          Comment


          • #6
            That's what I was thinking Carole. It's soo cheap too! You have to space them out quite well to fire but I think its a bit like the silver clay you just have to get in there and give it a go!! Think I will get Royal Cornwall out of the way and spend a few days playing!! xx
            Lucy

            www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
            http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

            Comment


            • #7
              You're less impulsive than me. When I get a new idea, I have to do it NOW!
              That's why I've got so many different designs which isn't really a good thing.
              Best wishes
              Carole

              www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

              Comment


              • #8
                I used some recently to make some cufflinks parts and also did a few test pieces. Some broke, some didn't BC is still in early formula & usage stages (like Silver Clay in it's Early Years).
                Here's the Blog Post with the pics (hope it helps)
                http://pmctips.blogspot.com/2009/04/...sure-pain.html
                Nic xx
                **FREE to enter monthly draw on my BLOGS**
                Different prize every month
                Jewellery Creations & Shop Blog
                PMC & Silver Clay Hints and Tips Blog

                Comment


                • #9
                  I am really reining myself in as I know I'll get carried away once I start!! I've got a work placement in with me once a week and all of my galleries have deceided they need restocking and I need stock for RC!! I'm trying to reduce the amount of ranges I have now aswell as I was finding it was all a bit too much. Having the studio space is great as I can pop odd pieces into my cabinets and sell them. I no longer have to lug them around to shows which is great!

                  Nic, those cufflinks are lovely! That's how I want to use the bronze, mix it with the silver I love the contrast and a lot cheaper than the gold. I want to make hollow beads, like I do in silver, so I think I need to just have a really good play! I love you pmc blog I've added it to my favourites!

                  Have you tried the other brand of bronze clay, cus I think there is 2? I'm looking forward to the copper version too! xx
                  Lucy

                  www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
                  http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I've been Googling for days to find out where I can purchase bronze clay - according to some people, it's out there for purchase. Would anyone be able to give me some leads?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I saw some pieces made entirely with bronze clay this weekend at a show I did in Henley and although it was quite nice, it didn't stand out like the silver stuff. I think it would work if used with silver though.
                      Best wishes
                      Carole

                      www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I haven't seen any in person yet but have seen some pics on the internet. I'm not too keen on using it on its own bit too bronze age for me, I'm very much a silver girl! I'm planning on making beads with it to mix with silver to go on my cuffs and bracelets. I'm so busy at the moment I can't wait to have a bit of time to have a play! I'm feel like I'm just banging things out as fast as I can at the moment! xx
                        Lucy

                        www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
                        http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Made some more bronze pieces and finally worked out the firing times
                          Yayyyy all nicely scintered and bashable

                          I wrote out all the Bronze Clay Firing times that I used
                          After making quite a few pieces I definately prefer the silver
                          clay - much less mess and quicker firing....
                          Maybe when they've developed it a bit, the firing will be better

                          Nicola xx
                          **FREE to enter monthly draw on my BLOGS**
                          Different prize every month
                          Jewellery Creations & Shop Blog
                          PMC & Silver Clay Hints and Tips Blog

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Lovely! I also like the idea of the bronze clay, but haven't tried any of the PMC stuff as yet... it's on the list!
                            "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
                            Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
                            http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              That does look nice. The stuff I saw wasn't polished much and looked very rustic.
                              Best wishes
                              Carole

                              www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X