Wednesday, May 12, 2010

To Pickle or Not to Pickle...

...that is the question. LOL

Now that I am working with copper clay, I find the need to use a pickling solution for the first time. I went and bought my copper clay kit, complete with a cute little mini crockpot, and have it set up in my workroom. I have the pickle solution.

What I don't have is the nerve to use it.

What is a pickling solution? Everytime I think of it, I imagine pickles sitting in a jar. More experienced artists know it to be a caustic solution to take off firescale from certain metals.

Here is a link to tell you all about pickling.

Hence my trepidation.

So, to pickle or not to pickle? Well if I want to finish up that copper jewelry, I must pickle.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I have been having so much fun making jewelry lately that I haven't blogged in a while. So sorry.
Here are a few pieces that I've finished and listed on my etsy page...

I just started working with Art Clay Copper today. We shall see how I like that. :) More to come!