We love to see what our customers make with their clay. Your creations are always interesting and an inspiration to others.
You can display your work for sale on MagicMetalClay.com.Just send a message and we will get back to you with the details.
We manufacture the clay in our UK lab with pure 99.9% pure silver.
Now let’s get you started making 99.9% fine silver jewellery with ease using simple tools, most of which you may already have.
Once the clay is removed from the outer packaging unwrap it from the plastic film.
Knead the ball of clay between your fingers making sure it is pliable.
You can rub your hands with olive oil
To prevent any clay sticking to your hands.(You can use “Badger Balm” if you prefer but this is not necessary).
Shape your piece, a ring, pendant, badge or maybe something completely new.
Use a mold of a favorite object or carve your own design.
The clay contains water which must be dried before proceeding. You can dry the clay with a hair drier waved over the clay for about 10 minutes or you can leave the clay for 24 hours at room temperature if you have a desiccator it will speed up the drying process but it is better to dry slowly especially larger items.
To check if the clay is dry Leave the item when still warm on a cold mirror and if any mist develops under the object the object needs more drying time.
Once the clay is dry you can work on the clay to carve designs or smooth any rough surfaces.
Be careful as the item is not strong at this point so treat it gently.
There are 3 methods you can use to fire your clay.
With your item on a flame proof mat wave the flame of the torch over the item until it is orange in colour and maintain for 3 minutes.
Place your item in the cold Kiln. Set the temperature for 650 degrees Celsius.
Once it reaches 650 degrees leave it for 30 minutes then turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
Your item will be white this is normal and can be removed by sanding with fine sand paper, sanding sponge, emery board or a brass brush depending on the shape of the object.
Final finishing to a smooth bright surface is by burnishing with something hard but smooth such as a metal spoon handle.
Now you have made a pure silver item to treasure or sell.
Once again don’t forget to contact us if yo would like to present you work for sale on.MagicMetalClay.com