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Midtown Crossing Night Market May 26

May 26th Turner Park at Midtown Crossing!

6pm-10pm

FOOD, ART, GAMES

Check it out!

Torch Fired Copper Clay Pieces

Torch Fired Copper Clay Pieces
I am so excited that I had success today with torching some copper clay, that I am going to post a photo on both of my blogs! Torched Fusion is my enameling blog so there is information and photos related to enameling there.

Anyway… I have made sooooo many texturing stamps over the years with my earthenware that I decided to use some of the textures on the copper clay that I purchased. I was not able to incorporate the copper clay with the earthenware (even though I know of an Etsy shop that shows her supplies on her finished beads as “bronze clay” and “porcelain.” I would make a good assumption that the bronze portion of her pieces are actually bronze lustre. Bronze fires at a significantly lower temperature than porcelain…)

Now my pieces! I have decided to have separate components for some new jewelry I am making. The copper clay piece will be used in combination with fired/glazed clay pieces and perhaps filigree bronze pieces will be involved. Stay tuned.

Just know it took me three times to get the temperature and time right for the copper clay to work with my little butane torch. It is finicky stuff.

Enameled Copper Earrings


This torching is so addicting!
More photos coming this weekend… Perhaps a shot of our solar patio / garden lights with handmade clay pieces.

COMING UP: May 3 & 4
HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET
…home show featuring handmade art & crafts all made by local artists.
7746 Charles Street
Omaha

More posts to come related to what you will find at our show.

Sneak Peek: 3 Jewelers for May Home Show VIEW ALL 3 POSTS!

ERICKA WHALEY


Ericka creates beautiful painted locket necklaces as well as minimalist pendant necklaces. (CLICK on image for larger view) You can see more of Ericka’s work in her Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/erickawhaley

SCROLL DOWN FOR TWO MORE JEWELERS!

Jeweler #3: Lisa Miller

LISA MILLER

Lisa is a talented designer with a passion for creating beautiful weddings, from concept and graphics to final details and coordination. She will have earrings and necklaces at our May show. (CLICK on photos for a closer view) Visit her blog: http://lisamillerdesign.blogspot.com/

Clay Bead Bracelet on Knotted Hemp

Red is difficult to fire on ceramics. We captured the raised rope pattern on this handmade clay bead and the red turned out very vibrant!

See it for sale at our Etsy store.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91674001/handmade-red-domed-clay-bead-on-knotted