I make this jewelry with silver clay, which is pretty popular in Japan, but not so well known here... It starts out looking and feeling like a small clump of normal ceramic clay, but after you fire it, the organic matter burns out of it, leaving 99.9% pure silver (sterling silver is 92.5% pure). It's softer than sterling, but I haven't had any problems with this. 99.9% silver is referred to as "fine silver". The only downside is the materials cost (the raw clay is like 30 bucks an ounce) and you have to have a way to fire it. You can use a torch, but that's pretty unpredictable and the clay has very specific firing temps and times. I use the Speedfire Cone system. Anyway, on to the pretties:
New fine silver jewelry:
Ordered by Miss Jamie Knight:
As always, commissions are welcome!
The older projects: