Soldering a gemstone setting

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Soldering a gemstone setting

Great! The fact you are here indicates that you have already surmounted "the intimidation factor" that seems to surround soldering. Maybe the intimidation factor is based on the fact that there are...

Soldering On Metal Clay

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Soldering On Metal Clay

Although creating a setting and firing certain gemstones is a common practice within the metal clay community, soldering has been used in metalwork jewelry making for centuries. The skill of solder...

How to "Sinter" Metal Clay for high quality metal.

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How to "Sinter" Metal Clay for high quality metal.

Sintering - What does this mean to you? “The binders have burnt away” This is a pretty standard definition of sintering, however, as I strive to provide my customers with the highest quality of cr...

Metal Clay Kiln Doors - To View or not to view

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Metal Clay Kiln Doors - To View or not to view

Purchasing a kiln is one of the most important purchase decisions to create with metal clay. The price of a kiln is a major investment, making sure that it meets you current & future needs can ...

Want your Metal Clay to be flexible?

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Want your Metal Clay to be flexible?

When metal clay is flexible, it opens up so many possibilities.   A number of years ago I read somewhere about mixing metal clay with Glycerin. The claim was that “Glycerin makes the clay more work...

Metal Clay Rotary Tool Finishing

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Metal Clay Rotary Tool Finishing

Understanding a little about the properties of your metal and what the process you are using is actually doing (albeit on a microscopic level) will help in diagnosing issues you may encounter. It w...