Friday, February 12, 2016

The Making of a Silver Bug


What could be better that silver bug pendants for my spring collection?  Turns out at the rate I'm going it may be my  summer collection!  Nevertheless bugs it is!  This is the second silver bug and the third is done except for finishing.  

I have several bug stamps that I am using for the basic bug and then I add dimension and faceted CZ gem stones.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the process. 


This is the stamp!


This is the silver clay that in stamped and drying on a curved surface
These are the dimensional pieces drying

After I made the curved front and back, I placed ball supports  that will help keep the curved shapes.  This is a hollow piece. 

The front and back are connected and all the dimensional pieces applied.  You can see what a difference the stone makes!

I fired the piece in my kiln, sanded, polished and patina'd it.  How do you like it?  Please leave a comment!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Making of a Silver Bug


What could be better that silver bug pendants for my spring collection?  Turns out at the rate I'm going it may be my  summer collection!  Nevertheless bugs it is!  This is the second silver bug and the third is done except for finishing.  

I have several bug stamps that I am using for the basic bug and then I add dimension and faceted CZ gem stones.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the process. 


This is the stamp!


This is the silver clay that in stamped and drying on a curved surface
These are the dimensional pieces drying

After I made the curved front and back, I placed ball supports  that will help keep the curved shapes.  This is a hollow piece. 

The front and back are connected and all the dimensional pieces applied.  You can see what a difference the stone makes!

I fired the piece in my kiln, sanded, polished and patina'd it.  How do you like it?  Please leave a comment!