Well I said I was going to try some new techniques for the new year. I am giving metal clay jewelry a whirl. The artist in me loves the design potential, the chemist in me thinks its pretty nifty and the pyro in me, well likes to play with the torch. How it works: tiny bits of pure silver are mixed with clay, the clay is worked and molded into a desired piece, heat is introduced (yea fire), the clay burns away and you are left with pure silver. It's not alchemy its just science. So here is a peak at the first piece, look for more to be on the web site soon.