Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bronze Clay Cuff Success!

It's not perfect, but the second cuff at least is intact and wearable! This is the patina out of the kiln. A coppery color for the front of the bracelet, changing to blue and gold on the sides.

The shape is good. There are a few small cracks to repair.

For some weird reason, there is one spot that is black and appears to have opened up and not to be well fired. Clearly, I need some repairs and a second trip through the kiln.

After polishing, the contrast between the raised portions and the carved background is really nice.

It even fits!

Visions of a carved cuff in silver are starting to dance through my head!