Very pleased to have sold my first item from my new MoonflySilver shop. It was a skull necklace, with teal and red eyes.
The skull and flowers are all handmade from metal clay (pmc3), using tools that I made myself for making the spirals, flowers and nose.
Pieces are left to dry, then sanded to smooth out any rough bits. I then torch fire them, buff, tumble and buff again for a the satin finish that I like.
Then - the pieces get washed in a bath of liver of sulphur to oxidise them and bring out the detail of the patterns. Then - buffed again to remove excess oxidisation.
Resin: this is the fun part - playing around with colours and trying two-tone effects ect'.
When the resin is dry (24 hours to 48 hours later, depending on the temperature here in London) - I assemble the piece, choosing beads in complementary colours.
I love the way adding tiny Swarovski crystals adds a subtle bit of sparkle - my favourite colour at the moment is Indian Sapphire. It is similar in tone to the silver, but adds that little something.
I hope the nice lady who bought it loves wearing it!