"Connecting to the wildness of nature has the ability to uplift, heal and sustain life."
It's 100% Recycled!:
I handcraft all of my jewelry using 100% Recycled Silver Metal Clay (PMC). I have also worked very hard to offer 100% Recycled and recycleable shipping materials. Working with this recycled medium is a true passion of mine. Love your earth!
How it's made: The Art of Clay Metal ~ Seaside Silver Jewelry
The process of creating jewelry from metal clay is very fascinating to me. I’d like to share some details with you. Clay silver is made from recycled fine silver dust, an organic binder and water. I roll the clay to the required thickness on a special non-stick sheet. After selecting a design, it is impressed or carved into the clay with a variety of stamping tools. Then I carve it freehand or shape it with a template. When the clay is dry, I sand it perfectly smooth. Each piece spends two hours in my jewelry kiln at 1650 degrees. After which, the water and binder fires out and you’re left with beautiful (.999) FINE SILVER. The kiln creates a white coating that gets wire brushed off. Now comes the patina! The patina adds antique definition to the intricate design and provides depth to the piece. To finish, it’s ran through a jewelry tumbler to bring out the lovely silver shine. Thank you for letting me share. ~Lee Payne
Chelle Fraser, CAM & Herbalist
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511 Fern Avenue Brookings, OR 97415
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