Monday, July 20, 2009

... And now, on to copper!

I finally mustered the courage to open my first package of CopprClay and begin dabbling. Thought it wise to play my first outing conservatively in case the firing didn't go well, so I didn't make any pieces so elaborate that I felt they were non-expendable.

Fortunately my concerns vanished when I opened the lid of my firing sink and scooped out some wonderful little jewelry components. Naturally, I wished I had taken more of a risk and gotten some major pieces made! You know what they say about hindsight ... but it could easily have gone the other way. Next batch: Watch out! I like this material. Very workable and it takes texture very well.

Here are my first copper earrings.


  1. Love it, love it, love it! I haven't tried copper clay yet, but you've inspired me to give it a shot!

  2. Beautiful Bev! I love the copper clay too, it's so nice and smooth, easy to work with!

  3. They are beautiful!
    Happy you are trying copprclay, I love the clay and the look of the metal is very rich.
    I went very crazy on my first try but I do not regret it.

  4. Oooooo - love them! I'm a copper-kind-of-gal, so these are right up my alley.