I've discovered a new craft promotional website called icraft. Actually, the founder contacted me and asked me to join.
If you sign up before the end of March 2008 you get ONE YEAR FREE listings. This includes your webpage and no fees for purchases made from your page. You can list as many craft items you wish all free! You can also post a link to your blog on your page.
The site address is http://icraft.ca
My page is http://icraft.ca/amordeplata
Check it out! P.S. I get nothing for promoting this site, I just want to pass along the info. Great to sell/promote your items as many places as possible.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
This fine silver double heart pendant was a special request from a friend. It was quite a challenge. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to accomplish in this medium. I rolled out a snake of Art Clay Silver and shaped it into a heart. A little slip paste was added to attach the ends. I let dry and sanded, no problem. Attaching the first heart through the second one was the challenge. I ended up supporting the first heart in a clear box lid with a slit and a hole punched out. I created the second heart on top of the lid, added slip paste to attach ends and let dry. After sanding smooth, I torch fired while moving piece with a crochet hook. This is the first time I did two pieces at once and I was afraid they would fuse together, but they turned out well.
One day I may do a tutorial. Our Yahoo metal clay group in my favs does a great job doing all kinds of tutorials on working with metal clay.