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Triangular Precious Metal Clay Ring with Green Fused Glass; Project Update

Here is the promised update with photos of the finished precious metal clay ring that I was working on in one of the previous posts.
I ended up adding a line to the ring that makes it a little less minimalistic and plain.
I realized that these kinds of projects, meaning the plain and straight ones, seem to be the harder ones. Running a perfectly straight and even width line all around the ring seems pretty much impossible, unless I am missing some kind of trick here. But doing it by hand with a needle tool and then a larger width file tool was a huge pain.
Maybe next time I should try some texture with plenty of decorative elements to cover my mistakes =).

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February 15, 2010 - Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Could you tell me, please how you attached the glass? Did you just glue it on afterwards? If so, with what? If not, how on earth is it staying on without a bezel?

    Comment by Susan | January 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Susan!
      I fitted the glass into the metal clay from the beginning on. The clay contracts and wedges the glass piece into place and there is no way it will fall out again. In fact, you have to be careful with the PMC types that have a great rate of shrinkage. It can happen that the clay cracks the glass.
      If you want to see pictures of the pre-fired ring, click this link:
      https://glassfancy.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/my-2-cents-on-art-clay-silver/
      Hope this helps! And thank you for taking the time to comment! =)

      Comment by Kim | January 19, 2012 | Reply


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