But I'll deal with it later, I'm off to buy some silver clay :-)
I found a nice metal clay blog today, Joy Funnell - from whom I buy my liver of sulphur on ebay (here's the link to her shop).
She writes encouragingly about Art Clay Copper. I bought some, and - you guessed it - it's still in the packet waiting for me to not be scared of it any more.
I'm not really a timid person, it just takes me a little while to get started with new technology...