Making silver jewelry
Silver has been prized for its beauty as a material for jewelry, providing a less expensive alternative to gold. Although traditional techniques of making silver jewelry require skills and tools of a smith, it is possible for the fans at home to produce their own silver jewelry using silver clay, modeling clay air dry particles made of real Silver, which is cooked in a small oven or with a butane torch. Create rings, earrings and beads silver using this material and the standard techniques of clay modeling.
Measure your finger using a ring sizer. Add a medium size ring to this measurement to compensate for shrinkage that will occur when the clay dries.
Make a loop with a piece of wire of the same size of the loop on the ring size.
Extends roller for clay using clay. This part of a beam along at least a wire size of 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide and 1/8 of an inch (3 mm) thick.
Cut a strip to form a band edge ring using a metal rule. Make this piece the same length as a piece of wire and an approximate width of 1/4 inch (6 mm) (adjust the width according to your preferences).
Dry and kitchen clay according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Take a piece of clay the size of a teaspoon and make a ball with it.
Check dropwise to the clay by placing the balls on your work surface, pressing with your finger slightly off center of the ball and rolling it as you do; this will lengthen and stretch that side of the field to form a cone, forming a drop. Press this form with your finger to flatten slightly.
Large presses a bead or cabochon half the round portion of the teardrop. Make an impression in the clay, then remove the object and place it to one side, which will prevent damage during the cooking process.
Dry and kitchen clay according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Paste the cabochon or bead in the basin that previously did once the silver has cooled. Use epoxy or cyanoacrylate adhesive Fast drying.
Roll the clay into a thin “snake” and long. Make it about 1/4 of an inch (6 mm) in diameter.
Cut the snake into equal sections, each having a length of approximately 1/4 inch (6 mm). This will ensure that the beads are the same size.
Knead each section to form a sphere, using the tips of the fingers of one hand and the palm of the other.
Make holes through the fields using thick sewing needle. Twist the needle when removing clay to ensure that the hole in the bead maintains a consistent and comprehensive manner.
Kitchen clay according to the manufacturer’s instructions.