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By Yvonne M. Padilla

Bronze steel clay is the ordinary subsequent selection for the massive silver steel clay marketplace it’s a ways more cost-effective, so crafters can extend their creativity developing larger-scale items. As a member of the Technical aid crew for Rio Grande (a large on-line distributor of bijou supplies), Yvonne Padilla is a professional at answering crafters’ questions on bronze. as well as offering step by step directions for 30 tasks, she explains how bronze differs from silver clay, easy methods to paintings with it, and the way to realize the stunning verdigris patina that simply bronze has. An inspirational gallery and a hassle capturing part whole the glorious package deal.

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4. Mount the drill bit in the pin vise. figure 1 Drill a hole approximately 1/ 4 inch (6 mm) from the top edge of each bead. (Note: Let the drill bit do the work. ) The coral that 6. 6 cm) longer than the desired finished length of your necklace. Attach one part of the clasp onto one end of the wire with a crimp bead. String the coral beads and pearls onto the wire, interspersing the bronze beads throughout the strand. Once you reach the end of the strand, attach the other end of the clasp with a crimp bead.

Bail with the emery file. Place some thick slip on the front and back of the pendant at the 12-0'clock position. Straddle the bail over the top of the pendant, matching the tips of the bail to the slip. Press the bail into the slip and hold it in place until the slip is dry. Use the blending tool to smooth away any excess slip. 8. To create the bail, first oil the drinking straw. Roll out a threecards-thick slab of bronze clay that is fresh out of the package. Use the photocopied bail template and a craft knife to cut out the bail.

61 62 MILAGRO CHARMS MiZagro means miracle in Spanish. Often used on altars and shrines, milagros can also be worn or carried for good luck. Every milagro has a different meaning, and each charm is open to the wearer's interpretation. NEEDED HERE'S HOW • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Bronze clay tool kit, page 12 1. Cut out the photocopied design 6. Sand the fired charms with fine Photocopied templates, page 123 template for each charm. ) Place the bronze clay on your work surface, and roll a slab that is five cards thick.

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