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!

5 comments:

  1. Wow, Vickie- this is gorgeous! I can't believe the carvings- that must have taken ages. Sorry to hear about the bad spot, I wonder what it could be..cross contamination?

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  2. Soooo beautiful. More lust. Flaws and all. Gimmee!

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  3. stunning. On the cuff I made i found it stretched so it was way too big to fit me after firing. Havent found a solution yet.

    Emma

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  4. Hermosaaaaaa!
    Beautiful!!!! I need to see it in person!!!!!!

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  5. the carving is beautiful Vic, I can see you are really enjoying it.

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