Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Metal Clay Attempt #1: Melted
My first attempt was to make a simple pendant with a cutout that I could fill with enamel. I decided to start simple and cut out a little curved rectangular pendant, dried it and popped it in the kiln. Well the directions I had said to leave the cover off the kiln, but it didn't seem like it was getting hot enough so I put the cover on. This is why it is important to follow the directions the first time. I went back to check on my piece and found it just beginning to melt. I'm really glad I got to it before it melted into a puddle!
Lesson learned: next time follow the directions when doing something you have never tried before, and you won't waste ten dollars worth of metal clay.