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How can I get a good brass brush effect on very small pieces?
You can buy very small brushes which get into small spaces. Very small burnishing tools also work well to close the pores of the surface of the silver.
What can I do with my already fired mistakes?
Sometimes the mistakes can become a wonderful piece of work!
Is it better to add Liver of Sulphur patina before or after tumble polishing?
The general advice is to tumble first and add patina afterwards. But read on for more information.
How do I remove Liver of Sulphur patina from specific areas of my work only?
There are various ways of shining up certain bits of your work after adding a Liver of Sulphur patina.
How do I get a mirror finish on my work?
There are several techniques that'll help you get a mirror finish without too much hard work.
How do I get the brushed finish look achieved by Gordon Uyehara?
Gordon Uyehara's work is much admired for its attention to detail and finish. This article was written by Gordon as a response to a question on the Metal Clay Yahoo! Group. Learn how Gordon achieves his distinctive results.
How do I find out where to put the holes on a pendant to make it balance right?
Unusual shaped pendants can be difficult to hang so this article by Lorrene Davis gives a simple technique for placing the hole or bail so the pendant hangs as you want it to.
My hollow bead has got full of shot in the tumbler. How do I get it out?
Shaking will get the shot out eventually Ė give it to a man or a child to shake! You can put it back in the tumbler without shot in and tumble again, it will come out. Sometimes a magnet can help to get it out.
How do I stop tumbler shot getting into my hollow forms?
Put a piece of wire or a pipecleaner through the hole and twist it to secure. That way the hole is filled and the shot canít get in.
How do you solder onto metal clay?
This short article gives you some basic tips and hints about soldering onto metal clay. It's written by Deb Jemmott.