Monday, November 22, 2010

FastFire Bronze

Yup...I finally tried FastFire Bronze and I LOVE IT!!! It took a little bit of getting used to, mainly because in the green state it's so flexible it made me nervous but it held together beautifully even with all it's bending and twisting.

The other thing I noticed is that when you're filing or using the knife to create holes, the clay doesn't dust off, it sort of collects on itself and comes off in clusters, reminds me of shreaded paper. Not shreaded like what comes out of a paper shreader but really shreaded like what come out of some of those padded mailing envelopes.

Most pieces were 4-5 cards thick, fired at the schedule that come in the pouch, 1550 for 2 hours. Granted I do think my kiln runs slightly cool. One piece needs fixed but everything else came out in great shape. I even had to dap one of the earrings to bring it back to shape and it handled it perfectly, it's pure metal!!  I liked it so much I just ordered some more. I love original BronzClay but that eternally long firing schedule is the pits!

Here is a grouping of everything that came out of the kiln last night.

And below are 3 finished pairs of earrings, all have been listed in my Etsy Shop.

I hope to finish a couple of the other pieces and get them listed in the next day or so.

Watch for my BIG BLOW OUT SALE in my Etsy Shop, the weather in my area is pretty dodgy right now so here's an opportunity to shop on line!! Make room for lots of new stuff. Look for 20-25% discounts on everything in the shop begins Wednesday the 24th!!!!

Don't forget to check out my new Artfire Studio


  1. Love the way your pieces turned out - fantastic! The earrings are gorgeous.

  2. The pieces came out great! I'm sure you are going to have tons more fun with this technique. The antiqued look is gorgeous!