I did it! I finally fired the pieces of PMC clay with the kitty paw prints, and they turned out great! I watched a lot of tutorial videos on youtube from places that specialized in dealing with that type of clay and firing with a hand held torch….and I’m so glad I did!
I wasn’t able to upload the video of me firing the clay, but I did find out that I needed to open up the stream of gas a bit more, because it starts to fizzle out and not burn as hot toward the end. But total time firing is approx 3 mins and the end result is a 99.9% silver charm that is a darling memento of my precious kitties
Here are some photos of the processes after firing (from sanding, burnishing and patina):
(I broke one of them buy trying to take a shortcut with punching the hole for the jump ring instead of drilling….another lesson learned!)
Now, one is ready to wear And the others are drying for another firing session later this week!