In the very distant past, when I was still working in a ‘real’ job, I started experimenting with something called ‘Artclay Silver’. It’s a precious metal clay which is made from fine particles of pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder. You mould it into it’s final form and then fire it. The binder burns leaving a piece of sculpted silver. It’s interesting stuff and was the forerunner to me starting down the road of becoming a jewellery maker. It’s not as simple as it sounds and I preferred the more interesting options with silver sheet and wire so took that route. But I’ve got a few packs of this silver clay left.
It’s fairly clear that I’m not a sculptor but I’d always fancied making myself an index finger ring. The chunk of clay was enough to make one for me and this one. It’s difficult to size because of the irregular inside surface but it’s a heavy 10g of silver and I’d say it’s a P/Q. Am loving wearing mine!