PMC firing success!

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):

PMC firing

(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!

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About shadedlinescreations

I have been interested in the arts for longer than I can remember. I can’t dance, I can’t sing….so that just left creating something tangible and aesthetically pleasing. Having a bachelor’s in graphic communications, I’ve worked as a graphic designer or creative director for the past 10 years. I have now decided to branch out and embrace 3D design…something in college I completely didn’t understand and hated going to the class! However, rather than covering chairs in crayons or fabricating statues out of cardboard, I have chosen to create items that can be used and treasured for years to come. Each tile, coaster or piece that you see in the gallery or on my etsy store has been customized, and can even feature your own personal images if you so desire. So look around, get some ideas and let me take them to the next level by actually making them for you!
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2 Responses to PMC firing success!

  1. CJ says:

    How exciting–Metal Clay is my next endeavor so I share your joy! Keep it up 😉

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