Saturday, February 16, 2013

Owl necklace solid copper owl pendant on leather cord. Handmade pagan style jewelry by Arctida.

Here is my latest piece of jewelry made of metal clay. This time I decided to try copper clay and make a pretty owl pendant.

I textured, polished, fired and polished again the pendant by hand. To highlight the texture I selectively applied patina and as a finishing touch I sealed with Renaissance Wax, a jewelry grade wax to preserve the colors and protect the pendant against further oxidation.The pendant is threaded with black leather cord and fastens with a solid copper lobster clasp and extension chain.

What is Copper Metal Clay? A unique form of pure copper (mainly composed of recycled copper particles) suspended in an organic binder. In this clay-like state it allows metal clay artists to form and sculpt metal clay by hand. When fired at high temperatures by torch or in a jeweler's kiln, the binder burns off and the metal particles are fused together. The result is a one-of-a-kind pure copper piece (99.9%).

Owl necklace is for sale in my Arctida and Etsy shop 


Katrinshine said...

Very nice owl)

Brandon Todd said...

Wow - it turned out beautifully! I've never heard of metal clay - I learn something new every day:) Found you via Etsy's Blog Team!

Galia Grayevsky said...

Adorable! It is amazing how simple clay mass became such a beautiful piece!

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