|Demonstrating using silver clay paste to make a leaf pendant|
As part of the evening a couple of demonstrations had been organised. Petra demonstrated how to use silver clay paste to make a leaf pendant. Even though I have done this before I still learnt some great tips including about embedding wire into the piece to create a bail and using Plasticine to press the leaf into in order to shape it (I think that tip came from one of the attendees!).
Shayna demonstrated using efcolor, a cold enamel. I hadn't seen this before and it was great to see all the different samples to get more ideas. I particularly like the ability to use the clear efcolor to embed items into the jewellery.
|Carol Douglas speaking about her work|
The next Metal Clay social will be on 22nd September 2016 and I do recommend attending as you can pick up some great hints, tips and inspiration (as well as some items from the shop!)
Keep an eye on the Metal Clay facebook account for more information.