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 the border and stems. These pieces were fabricated using no solder. To fabricate, coat the entire piece in yellow flux and fire using a torch on a compressed charcoal block. The piece should then be pickled and cleaned thoroughly before enameling. This was wet packed removing any grains on top of wires and metal clay leaves. The enamel is transparent turquoise and torch fired using acetylene/air torch.
All projects are Argentium 935 sheet and wire with Torch Fired Enamels