My first piece was a tiny little heart. Nothing special but happy and proud to have finally tried this amazing material which when fired turns into .999 pure silver; more pure then sterling making it more expensive plus the hand made aspect of the pieces.
My second piece was this little sand dollar. Being all thumbs at times this was a long process. Well; for me it was.
My poor little pendant where I made my first bale was the first piece I dropped upside down. The bale once rounded became more flat. The fall actually made the piece wave a bit and got more of a rustic texture which I liked.
This simple love charm is about the size of dime. I made it to try out these fabulous old small vintage letterpress letters. It's currently in an unfinished state meaning it hasn't been cleaned or tumbled yet. When it is removed from the kiln it has a whitish coating on it that needs to be scrubbed off.
I always thought these were neat. Now I had a reason to buy them!
Here it is after cleaning. It has a brushed finish right now. Once tumbled it will be shiner and the silver will harden more.
The crown also awaits being tumbled and then put into a solution to make detail dark but it isn't necessary.
This is a piece in the works. As you can see it is an odd color and needs the edges and surface made smooth before firing. I wanted to make some sea glass pendants but when the glass was tested in the kiln the colors completely changed!I set my first stone this week in another piece and look forward to sharing it soon. Like any new medium my head is spinning with ideas.