metal clay, art clay, pmc, bronze clay, copper clay, steel clay
FAQ HomeFAQAsk us a QuestionSave your Favorites
Metal Clay Academy Excellence in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC
Search Advanced Search
Categories
Beginners (49)
Advanced (14)
Glass (2)
Hollow Forms (1)
Patina and Colours (8)
Stones (8)
Technical (30)
Training (2)
Firing (9)
Finishing (10)
Business (3)
Money saving tips (3)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
Is there any way of lifting the depth and colour of a stone in a bezel?

Some stones and also glass cabochons can benefit from having a coloured backing put into the bezel before setting the stone. Opals are particularly good with dark grit emery paper behind them.


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 10003 Article Created: 06-11-2008 08:09 AM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How can I publicise my work?
There are a number of very simple ways to publicise your work and raise your profile as a metal clay artist....
What are the working stages of metal clay?
There are three working stages; lump clay, leather hard or green stage and fired....
Can I use metal clay like pottery clay?
Metal clay works just like pottery clay although the firing is different. ...
What can I use to texture my metal clay items?
Metal clay takes texture beautifully. Most metal clay artists spend their time looking for new things to use as texture and it can become a bit of an obsession! ...
How do I use titanium with metal clay?
Holly Gage has a great tutorial for combining titanium with metal clay....
Can I enamel a piece of metal clay which Iíve already tumble polished?
If you want to refire, enamel or solder on a piece of metal clay that has been tumble polished, you may find that moisture has got trapped in the metal. When you heat it again, especially if you heat it fast, the moisture turns to steam and may cause a blister on the surface. You need to dry the piece thoroughly if you have quenched the metal following the initial firing....
What should I do before I open the packet?
As metal clay begins to dry as soon as you open it, you should be prepared before you open the packet....
How do you find the balance point on a pendant?
Here is a quickie solution to finding the balance of a pendant, symmetrical or asymmetrical. This is by Lorrene Davis ...
Polishing
Tip on how to get a tumble polished finish without buying a tumbler....
Butane Torch Tips
New metal clay artists normally start by using a butane torch for firing. This set of tips will help you get the best from your torch....