This is how I make my nature jewelry

August 26, 2013

When showing my work, I'm frequently asked about the techniques I use to create my nature designs.  Am I casting?  Stamping?  What is this magic?  The answer is metal clay, and I put together this short stop motion video to demonstrate a new design in the making.

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