April 20, 2013

Metal Clay Leaves fused to Argentium with torch fired enamel

Vicki Hallmark shows how to make the fine silver metal clay leaves in April 2013 Metal Clay Magazine. Leaves are kiln fired and tumbled to polish before fusing to the 24ga Argentium sheet with 20ga wire for th...

March 9, 2013

I was asked by Stuller to test the silver alloy called Continuum. It is a sterling alloy that is over 95% fine silver containing no nickle. I found this metal to be quite hard as compared to some of the other silver alloys I have tested. I tested the malleability when...

August 27, 2012

I have been experimenting with torch fired enameling on Argentium 935 sheet and 960 Pro cast pieces. We just completed a class at JSI in Torch Fired Enameling with Werner Cronauer. I have been very pleased with the results. The flowers were cast 960 Pro with 18k gold g...

July 27, 2012

Left to right: Argentium Pro 935 (from Rio Grande), Sterlium (from Stuller), Continuum (from Stuller)

These castings are not pickled. They each cast beautifully and any I think one of them is superior to traditional sterling silver. The Argentium and the Sterlium seem t...

March 26, 2012

I have cast .935 Pro Casting Grain, .935 Regular Casting Grain & .935 Scrap sheet & wire left over from the semester. Here are the results. The raw castings show the most difference as the Pro is the whitest. The Pro casting grain is definitely whiter directly from the...

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