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Askim, Göteborg, West coast, Sweden
I am a woman "in the flower of my age". My great hobby is making silver jewellery out of silver clay and sterling silver. Sometimes I sell some too, because I cannot use it all myself. Other interests are SEVEN gorgeous grandchildren - nine with my husband's two, gardening, books, kayaking, photo... I write this blog in English to keep up the language after my retirement. I was a teacher in English and French for 18 years (so I ought to have a blog in French too...) and assistant head at a school for 15 years. My second blog shows my handmade silver jewellery.

lördag 21 juni 2008

From clay to silver

When you have finished your piece of jewellery, you put it to dry. You can use a hairdrier e.g. When it is absolutely dry to the bone, it is time for the burning. If the piece of jewellery is not too big you can use a small gasburner. After burning it for about 5 minutes, the clay has turned into silver! It is a miracle every time you do it! Now comes the polishing: first a steelbrush to take away the white surface and then different polishing formulas. And there you are with a new beaming piece of jewellery!

4 kommentarer:

ewa-christine sa...

Så fint, ser fram emot att göra något till mina Art-Quilts, som du kanske minns. Nu får vi förhoppningsvis möjlighet till detta!
Första semestertrippen gick till "Slönäs" (om det nu är ett slött ställe). Andra resan går till Skåne, i nya husbilen!

Lillemor sa...

Lycka till på färden i nya husbilen!I Skåne finns mkt fint att se.

annicka sa...

Vilket kul sätt att göra silversmycken på! Så snyggt det ser ut. Åh så mycket kul det finns att lära...

Gunnels blog sa...

idag har jag anmält på en kurs i silverlera
vet attjag mailade dig i våras, mnen hittar inte mailet nu, var det för Anna Siivonen du hade gått?