Metal clay jewelry making has been my favorite jewelry technique since I first did it almost 15 years ago. Torch-fired and kiln-fired; silver, copper and bronze; paper, syringe, powdered, and traditional metal clay . . . I’ve tried it all and loved every bit of it. But at BeadFest in August, I did an hour-long […]

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Metal clay jewelry making is my favorite, due partly to the versatility of the different metal clay types. But mostly, I love it because of the magic of starting with clay and ending with metal! So I’m always encouraging friends and family to try metal clay jewelry making. Now that I’ve mastered torch-firing metal clay, […]

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Inspiration: Where does it come from? Where can you get some? What is it? This is one of the hot topics of conversation for artists all over the world. For jewelry makers there are certainly times of “designers block” when nothing, I mean NOTHING is coming out of your little noggin! My fave fix for […]

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Darlene Armstrong teaches you how to make jewelry, including these earrings which include torch fired metal clay components. I first met Darlene Armstrong at the Tucson “gem” (and bead, mineral, fossil, jewelry, etc.) shows years ago. We’d been e-mailing about some projects for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Then, as the calendar rolled around toward year’s […]

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