Well I finally accomplished a successful piece in metal clay- after 3 failures. So far I've found metal clay to be a very challenging medium, and I miss the crispness of working in sheet and wire. It looks like my biggest challenge is going to be getting a nice smooth finish on my pieces. I'm by no means a mirror polish kind of girl, but I'm having trouble getting things to be even and consistent in metal clay. I do love how quickly metal clay pieces can be assembled, though. I should have lots more coming soon!