MEET THE JEWELLERY MEDIUM
Have you heard of metal clay?
Each piece of jewellery is designed to capture the beauty of nature. As well, personal keepsakes are created to bring lasting memories for those who wear them.
Cheryl's jewellery includes handcrafted pendants, earring components, charms, beads and rings. They are all created from a medium called metal clay.
Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of particles of fine silver mixed with an organic binder and water. The particles of fine silver are derived from recycled sources, such as waste from x-rays. The metal clay can be rolled, texturized and shaped to make various types of jewellery. When the metal clay has dried, it is now in the greenware stage. It is sanded and then fired in a kiln or a handheld gas torch. The firing process allows the organic binder and water to burn away so that you are left with just fine silver. Did you know that fine silver is called pure silver and contains 99.9% silver?
This is the greenware stage prior to the pieces being sanded. (photo)