Monday, July 26, 2010

Glass Clay & Fine Silver Metal Clay Paste

Glass Clay & Fine Silver Clay Paste Designs


Thanks to Barry Kaiser of Kaiser Glass www.kaiserglass.com I have learned to make my own glass clay with a slight twist to his original recipe.  Check out his website it is great...........


Below is another of my creations where I have used fine silver metal clay paste to embellish my unique fish design and leaves.  I have others that I will be sharing with you as time permits.

I hope you like them, they are very easy to create and would look great atop a glass or metal base design.


Broken French Translation: 
Merci à Barry Kaiser Kaiser de verre www.kaiserglass.com j'ai appris à faire mon propre verre d'argile avec une légère torsion à sa recette originale. Consultez son site, il est grand ..

Ci-dessus, un autre de mes créations où j'ai utilisé fine pâte d'argile en métal argent pour embellir ma conception unique de poissons et de feuilles. J'en ai d'autres que je vais partager avec vous le temps le permet.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GLASS CLAY, FINE SILVER CLAY & THE MICROKILN

I have been experimenting with all of the glass clay products on the market today, including a binder mixture i learned to create from Barry Kaiser (www.kaiserglass.com) with a twist.

My testing of these products revealed only one that can be fired successfully in the MicroKiln without bubbling up.  This is a great product with unlimited possibilities in the glass and art world.

Below is a design with fine silver clay that I embedded in pre-dried glass clay.

I hope you like it...................... please tell me what you think about this design.

"Sam"

Broken French Translation:
J'ai fait des expériences avec l'ensemble des produits en argile de verre sur le marché aujourd'hui, y compris un mélange de liant, j'ai appris à créer de Barry Kaiser (www.kaiserglass.com) avec une torsion.
Mes tests de ces produits n'a révélé qu'un seul qui peut être tiré avec succès dans le MicroKi8ln sans bouillonnement. C'est un excellent produit avec des possibilités illimitées dans le verre et l'art mondial.

Ci-dessus est un modèle avec de l'argile en argent fin que je incorporé en pré-argile séchée verre.

J'espère que vous aimez il ...................... S'il vous plaît dites-moi ce que vous pensez de cette conception.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Designs Created with the Microwave Kiln

 Two New Copper Clay, Silver Clay with Silver Accent Designs

The following two designs were created with silver metal clay, Art Clay Copper and silver accent.

The raised designs were created using a mold filled with Art Clay Copper, fired and then accented with "Silver Accent" using charcoal in an Altoid container and then firing with a beehive kiln.

Round and rectangular base shapes of copper were formed, dried and then fired a MicroKiln.

After firing of copper clay base and that of the silver accented designs, a small amount of copper paste was added to the back of the raised copper design and laid on the copper clay base for drying and final firing in the MicroKiln.

I hope you like them and will try this technique yourself........................  Please let me know what you think.


   
Horse Image above
Sun Image below







 Broken French Translation:
Les deux modèles ont été créés avec de l'argile en métal argenté, Art Clay Copper et l'accent d'argent.
Les dessins en relief ont été créés en utilisant un moule rempli d'Art Clay Copper, tiré, puis accentuée avec "Silver" Accent de charbon de bois à l'aide dans un récipient Altoid puis tirer avec un four à ruche.
Ronde et base rectangulaire formes de cuivre se sont formés, séchée et ensuite tiré un MicroKiln.
Après le tir de la base de pâte de cuivre et celui de la conception d'argent accentués, une petite quantité de pâte de cuivre a été ajouté à l'arrière de la conception de cuivre soulevées et déposées sur la base de pâte de cuivre pour le séchage et la cuisson finale dans le MicroKiln.
J'espère que vous aimez eux et vais essayer cette technique vous ........................ S'il vous plaît laissez-moi savoir ce que vous pensez.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'M BACK ........... STARTING TUESDAY 13TH


STARTING TUESDAY 13TH -

I'm  BACK and WILL BE UPDATING MY BLOG WITH NEW AND EXCITING INFORMATION AND PICTURES, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ...............
OR
BETTER STILL, ADD THIS BLOG AS AN RSS FEED.

THANK YOU,
"Sam"



This is one of my many attempts at French ................

À partir du mardi 13 -Je BACK & mettra à jour mon blog avec de nouvelles et passionnantes INFORMATIONS ET PHOTOS, S'IL VOUS PLAÎT SO vérifier ...............OUEncore mieux, ajoutez ce blog comme un flux RSS.
MERCI,"Sam"

Monday, May 31, 2010

NOT AT THE BEAD & BUTTON SHOW

Due to health reasons, I am unable to attend the Bead & Button Show to teach my Microwave Kiln Jewelry workshops; however, similar workshops will be offered by Andrea Haukedal and I would appreciate you giving her your support. 

My biggest regret is that I am unable to meet you my fellow instructors, friends, but
especially students who signed up for my workshops. 

NOTE:  I WILL BE AT BEAD & BUTTON  NEXT YEAR, I PROMISE. :}

Sunday, May 9, 2010

COMING SOON! Microwave Jewelry Tutorials & Workshop via the Internet

COMING SOON!
MicroKiln Jewelry Tutorials & Workshop via the Internet
 
COMING SOON!
Tutoriels Bijoux & MicroKiln Atelier sur l'Internet

 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SPECIAL, SPECIAL, SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON MICROKILN

MICROKILN with SUPPORT
REMISE AU COURS DU MOIS DE MAI

 
Purchase a new MicroKiln including fiber paper, fiber shelf, pack of 90 COE glass, pictorial instructions and email support for 
ONLY $155.00 
Click on this link to order:


Achat d'une nouvelle MicroKiln y compris le papier de fibres, fibres plateau, bloc de verre de 90 COE, les instructions graphiques et support par email pour
SEULEMENT $ 155,00

 Cliquez sur ce lien pour commander:
 http://www.designsbysylvanye.com

Note:  Shipping is via USPS Priority in US  - International Shipping charges will be confirmed via email before or after on-line purchase.

Note: Livraison par USPS aux Etats-Unis pour- Expédition internationale sera confirmée par e-mail avant ou après l'achat en ligne.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING............ Découvrez ce que seront les prochaines ............

  • MORE METAL CLAY TESTING RESULTS AND PICTURES
  • POSTING OF PORCELAIN CLAY TEST RESULTS
  • USE OF BEST MIX MOLD MIX FOR CREATING MICROKILN MOLDS
  • SAMPLE OF GLASS & METAL CLAY TUTORIALS FOR SALE
  • NEW TECHNIQUES (use of clay, metals, glass, etc.) FOR USE WITH MICROKILN

AND MORE  ......   SO STAY TURNED.   BETTER STILL,  ADD YOURSELF AS A "FOLLOWER" AND BE ALERTED WITH UPDATES ARE BEING MADE AND JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK AT www.facebook.com/Slroh

FRENCH TRANSLATION:

PLUS * RÉSULTATS Metal Clay ESSAIS ET PHOTOS
    
* Affichage des résultats PORCELAINE ARGILE TEST
    
* L'utilisation de MIX MIX DE MEILLEURS MOULE création de moules MICROKILN
    
* Échantillon de verre et tutoriels argile de métal À VENDRE
    
* De nouvelles techniques (utilisation de l'argile, métaux, verre, etc) à utiliser avec MICROKILN
 
ET PLUS ...... Alors restez tourné. Encore mieux, vous ajouter comme «suiveur» et être alerté des mises à jour sont en cours et rejoignez moi sur Facebook à www.facebook.com / Slroh

MY BLOG NOW COMES WITH A FRENCH TRANSLATION

Bonjour à tous mes amis français. Comme l'a demandé, j'ai essayé de traduire mon blog en français et j'espère que mes brisées (tentative mauvais) français n'est pas trop terrible.

Je vous remercie pour votre soutien continu et de l'amitié à travers le monde. N'oubliez pas de me lier d'amitié avec sur Facebook à www.facebook.com/Slroh.



ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
Hello to all my French friends.  As requested, I have attempted to translate my blog into French and hope my broken (bad attempt) French is not too terrible.

Thank you for your continued support and friendship throughout the world.  Don't forget to befriend me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Slroh.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

MAUREEN GARBER - MicroKiln Artist of the Month

(French Translation is provided below)

My name is Maureen Garber and my introduction to art started with crayons, only problem was I wanted to decorate the spaces outside the lines.  Leap forward many years and I had sold many works done in graphite (portraits), pen and ink, watercolor and acrylics.  I have always been fascinated by glass, always, so one boring day I chose to teach myself stained glass.  It was great but not enough so I bought a small kiln and taught myself fusing, still not enough.  I then took a lampworking class from Louis Cage and BINGO, that was enough, or so I thought.  I now had all kinds of great small glass sculptures and pendants and earrings, but what to do next to enhance them to color outside those lines again? 

Fortunately I was able to reconnect with “Sam” Roh (her real name is Sylvanye) whom I had met through fusing some years ago.  “Sam” was testing different metal clays and teaching the use of the MicroKiln (a brand of microwave kiln that has been tested and proven to fuse glass and sinter metal clays) and I had to go for it.  Metal clay and glass, WHOPPIE, this is what I had been looking for all along.

I will give my hand to any media that strikes my fancy on any given day but I know I will never stray long or far from the techniques learned while using the MicroKiln.

Check out Maureen's first copper clay designs created and sintered using the MicroKiln 


This designs are unbelievably awesome.  Check out the beautiful patina that she captured just using a simple butane torch.  Remember this was her first ever metal clay copper workshop. 


FRENCH TRANSLATION (sorry for my broken French) 

 Mon nom est Maureen Garber et mon introduction à l'art a commencé avec des crayons, seul problème était que je voulais pour décorer les espaces en dehors des lignes. Bond en avant de nombreuses années et j'avais vendu de nombreuses œuvres fait en graphite (portraits), plume et encre, aquarelle et acrylique. J'ai toujours été fasciné par le verre, toujours, un jour ennuyeux, j'ai choisi de me enseigner le vitrail. Il était grand, mais pas assez donc j'ai acheté un petit four et moi-même enseigné la fusion, ne suffit pas. Je pris alors une classe de Louis lampworking Cage et BINGO, c'était assez, ou alors j'ai pensé. J'avais maintenant toutes sortes de grandes sculptures de verre et pendentifs et boucles d'oreilles, mais que faire pour les améliorer à la couleur en dehors de ces lignes à nouveau?
 

Heureusement, j'ai pu reprendre contact avec "Sam" Roh (son vrai nom est Sylvanye) que j'avais rencontré par fusion il ya quelques années. "Sam" a été l'essai des argiles de métaux différents et l'enseignement de l'utilisation de la MicroKiln (une marque de four à micro-ondes qui a été testée et éprouvée au verre fusible et argiles en métal fritté) et je devais y aller. argile métal et de verre, WHOPPIE, c'est ce que je cherchais depuis tout ce temps.
 

Je vais vous donner ma main à tous les médias qui frappe mon imagination, un jour donné, mais je sais que je ne s'éloignent jamais longtemps ou loin les techniques apprises lors de l'utilisation de la MicroKiln.
 

Départ d'argile Maureen cuivre première dessins créés et frittées en utilisant le MicroKiln

Cette dessins sont incroyablement impressionnant. Découvrez la belle patine qu'elle capturés juste en utilisant une torche au butane simple. N'oubliez pas que ce fut l'atelier du cuivre son argile premier métal jamais.
 



GRANDE´ MICROKILN - LARGEST MICROWAVE KILN MADE

MICROWAVE JEWELRY KILN
(French Translation can be found below - sorry for the broken French)

(The "MicroKiln" sold via this blog and our website at www.designsbysylvanye.com has been tested by glass artist and certified metal clay artist and ceramist to perform as advertised herein.  You are provided step-by-step pictorial user-friendly documentation written by an end-user as well as support via email on every MicroKiln sold.

We sell one of the only microwave kiln's (MicroKiln) that has been tested to fuse glass, enamel copper, fire ceramic bisque, porcelain, fire to sinter PMC and Art Clay Silver family of products including the new Art Clay Copper and much more by professional glass artist and certified metal clay artists.

MAY 1, Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio (www.designsbysylvanye.com) our product, training and design homepage website, will be selling the LARGEST MicroKiln sold in the United States, measuring the enter width of an average microwave turntable.

You can fire glass, ceramic, copper and metal clays in either one of our kilns in 5 to 8 minutes.

No This Is Not A CAKE - This picture represents the 3 sizes of MicroKiln

Note:  We have elected not to sell the smaller version since it will only accommodate one average size pendant/cab.  The Medium size kiln is the most common one sold and can accommodate up to seven 1" pendants/cab.

Recommendation:  Use a microwave oven whose wattage is 700-900 watts. The higher the wattage the faster the microwave oven and MicroKiln heats up which will require you to adjust your fusing time and power levels considerably.

Note:  If you do not know the wattage of your microwave oven we can provide you with a document that will aid you in identifying it.

Firing glass too hot too fast can result in cracked glass, a glass blob and or damage to the MicroKiln floor.  This also rains true with a conventional glass kiln as well. 

BELOW IS A LISTING OF OUR 3 MICROKILN FIRING PACKAGES AND THEIR CONTENTS:   

BASIC MicroKiln Firing Package includes:
  • Medium MicroKiln (microwave jewelry kiln - internal base 4.5" x 1.75")
  • 5 Sheets of fiber paper cut to size
  • 1 Fiber kiln shelf
  • 1 Pack of COE 90 fusible glass
  • User-friendly Instructions for firing jewelry 
  • Email Support (Email address provided with documentation)
  • Microwave Kiln Help Desk (www.microwavekilnhelpdesk.com)
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$145.00
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DELUXE MicroKiln Package includes:
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  • Medium MicroKiln (microwave jewelry kiln - internal base 4.5" x 1.75")
  • 5 Sheets of fiber paper cut to size
  • 1 Fiber kiln shelf
  • Jewelry findings assortment
  • 1 Large or 2 small copper jewelry blank(s)
  • 1 Large ceramic jewelry blank
  • 90 COE CBS Dichroic mosaic pack
  • Glass Cutters
  • Glass Runners
  • Glass mosaic nippers
  • Glass breaker/grozer pliers
  • 90 COE Bullseye fusible black & clear glass (6) 2"x4" sheets
  • Safety gloves
  • User-friendly Instructions for firing jewelry
  • Email Support (Email address provided with documentation)  
  • Microwave Kiln Help Desk (www.microwavekilnhelpdesk.com)
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$275.00
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LARGEST MicroKiln Package includes:
  • LARGEST MicroKiln
  •  GLASS FUSING, PMC and ART CLAY TUTORIALS
$285.00
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SHIPPING INFORMATION:
International Ship To Customers:  Submit your order and request special discounted shipping rates via an email to:  Mkhelpdesk@comcast.net.

USA Ship To Customers:  All materials mentioned above will be insured and shipped within the USA via USPS Priority Flat Rate. 

Experienced Artist  - this is an excellent kiln for testing combinations of enamels, micas, etc.


If you are interested in purchasing one of these tried and tested MicroKiln that comes with full email support, please check them out at www.designsbysylvanye.com or you make email me at Mkhelpdesk@comcast.net.




FRENCH TRANSLATION:

Le "MicroKiln" vendus via ce blog et notre site Web à www.designsbysylvanye.com a été testé par l'artiste en verre et en métal certifié artiste argile et céramiste de rendement annoncé ici. Vous êtes à condition étape par étape la documentation picturale conviviale écrit par un utilisateur final ainsi que le soutien par e-mail à chaque MicroKiln vendus.
Nous vendons un des (le four à micro-ondes que de MicroKiln) qui a été testé au verre fusible, en cuivre émaillé biscuit feu, céramique, porcelaine, feu d'agglomération PMC et Art Clay Silver famille de produits dont le cuivre neuf Art Clay et bien plus encore par des professionnels artiste verrier et certifié artistes pâte à métaux.
LE 1 MAI Designs par Sylvanye Glass Studio (www.designsbysylvanye.com) notre produit, la formation et le site Web Page d'accueil de conception, de vente sera le PLUS GRAND MicroKiln vendus aux États-Unis, la mesure de la largeur d'une entrée micro-ondes moyenne tourne-disque.
Vous pouvez le feu en verre, la céramique, le cuivre et l'argile de métal dans l'une de nos fours de 5 à 8 minutes.

Non ce n'est pas un gâteau - Cette photo représente les 3 tailles de MicroKiln

Note: Nous avons choisi de ne pas vendre la version plus petite car elle ne accueillir deux sortes de taille moyenne / CAB Contrairement aux autres marques dont la version plus petite ne peut accueillir un pendentif de taille moyenne / cabine.

Recommandation: Utiliser un four à micro-ondes dont la puissance est 700-800 watts. Plus la puissance la plus rapide au four micro-ondes et MicroKiln réchauffe ce qui vous obligera à ajuster votre temps de fusion et de niveaux de puissance considérable.
Note: Si vous ne connaissez pas la puissance de votre four à micro-ondes, nous pouvons vous fournir un document qui vous aideront à l'identifier.
Cuisson en verre trop chaud trop vite peut entraîner verre fêlé, un blob de verre et / ou d'endommager le plancher MicroKiln. Cela a également des pluies vrai avec un four en verre classiques ainsi.
Voici une liste de nos 3 paquets CUISSON MICROKILN et leur contenu:

BASIC MicroKiln tir forfait comprend:
    
* Moyenne MicroKiln (four à micro-ondes bijoux - base interne de 4,5 "x 1,75")
    
* 5 feuilles de papier de fibres coupées à dimension
    
* 1 plateau du four de fibre
    
* 1 paquet de 90 COE verre fusible
    
* Conviviale Instructions pour les bijoux de tir
    
* Support de l'email (adresse de courriel fournie avec une documentation)
    
* Micro-ondes Four Aide Desk (www.microwavekilnhelpdesk.com)
125,00 $    $125 USD

DELUXE MicroKiln Le forfait comprend:
    
* Moyenne MicroKiln (four à micro-ondes bijoux - base interne de 4,5 "x 1,75")
    
* 5 feuilles de papier de fibres coupées à dimension
    
* 1 plateau du four de fibre
    
* Bijoux conclusions assortiment
    
* 1 ou 2 vierges Large bijoux en cuivre de petite taille (s)
    
* 1 gros bijoux en céramique blanche
    
* 90 COE CBS Dichroic Pack mosaïque

   
* Les coupeurs de verre
   
Finaliste de verre
    
* Pince à mosaïque en verre
    
* Une pince coupe-verre grozer /
    
* 90 COE Bullseye verre fusible noir et clair (6) 2 "x4" feuilles
    
* Gants de sécurité
    
* Conviviale Instructions pour les bijoux de tir
    
* Support de l'email (adresse de courriel fournie avec une documentation)
    
* Micro-ondes Four Aide Desk (www.microwavekilnhelpdesk.com)
275,00 $
  
------------- LA PLUS GRANDE MicroKiln Le forfait comprend:

    
* MicroKiln EXTRA LARGE
    
* Tous les plus ci-dessus:
          
FUSION DE VERRE o, PMC et tutoriels Art Clay
350,00 $ ------------- Information sur la livraison:
International expédier aux clients: Envoyer votre commande et sur demande spéciale des tarifs réduits d'expédition via un e-mail à: Mkhelpdesk@comcast.net.
USA expédier aux clients: tous les documents mentionnés ci-dessus sera assuré et expédié dans les USA via USPS Priority forfaitaire.
Expérimenté Artiste - c'est un excellent four pour les essais des combinaisons d'émaux, micas, etc
Si vous êtes intéressé à acheter un de ces éprouvés MicroKiln qui vient avec l'appui de messagerie complète, s'il vous plaît vérifier à www.designsbysylvanye.com ou vous me faire un courriel à Mkhelpdesk@comcast.net.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LOTS OF UPDATES COMING THIS SATURDAY

SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN UPDATING.  I PROMISE YOU WILL BE IN FOR A REAL TREAT AND LOTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS
SO CHECK BACK THIS SATURDAY EVENING  04/17/10

Sunday, March 7, 2010

KAREN MILLER - MicroKiln Artist of the Month


Karen Miller works as a registered nurse to support her artistic habits.  Yes you heard me right, to support her artistic habits.  She started years ago with pop beads and gum wrappers to creating jewelry.  From there, she matured into macramé, sewing, polymer clay, wood and egg engraving and every other craft project out there.

Ten years ago, after a major surgery, her daughters bought her a necklace kit to relieve the boredom of recovery.  She loved it and then a more serious adventure began.  Her friend, Donna Zimmer, turned her onto bead shows and that was the beginning of beautiful gemstones and Swarovski crystals entering her life.  Then she met Dale Armstrong, who taught her wire wrapping, a perfect compliment to her beading.

Now, it is fused glass............... 

Karen states, "Sam" Roh and the MicroKiln have my interest. With the MicroKiln, I can now create a glass design with quick results, make changes and have a finished design in less than an hour.  I really like dichroic glass ..... so sparkly.  I use all the elements with techniques I have learned to design and create my jewelry pieces today. 



JOIN ME IN ADMIRING HER TALENT AND DESIGNS USING the MICROKILN


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MICROKILN ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Hello Everyone, starting Friday, March 5 - I will be presenting the jewelry designs of an artist created using the MicroKiln.  If you are interested in having your jewelry artwork displayed please send an email to:  Mkhdblog@gmail.com with the following info:
  • Your Name
  • City & State
  • Paragraph or two about you and your interest in creating  jewelry using the microwave kiln
  • Picture of you (.jpg or .jpeg format)
  • Pictures of your jewelry designs (.jpg or jpeg format)
  • Website Address (if applicable)
  • Recommendations, tips, etc. you have found useful and would like to share with others
All submissions should be emailed to Mkhdblog@gmail.com by the 20th of each month.  Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing your creations with the world.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

NEW METAL CLAY FIRING RESULTS (BRONZE & POWDERED SILVER)

Hello Everyone, Lily Pad and I are so sorry it has taken us so long to get back with you but we have had a great time designing and creating and now as you can see she is all tuckered out.

Now to reveal my results.  I have tested the following metal clays over the past two weeks using the MicroKiln with varying power levels, temps and more and below are my findings:

The New Prometheus Bronze Clay from Turkey is a fantastic clay that is easy to work with, dries very hard thus making it nice to file or reshape.  It works fantastic in a conventional glass kiln but not in the MicroKiln.  I tested designs ranging from 2 to 8 cards thick with varying power levels, temps and more and my designs only came out perfectly sintered once out of 12 firings.

Note:  This metal clay is not available in the US at this time.


Hadar Jacobson's new Bronze & Copper quickfire metal clays come in a powder form which makes it nice because you only use what you need and never have to worry about it drying out on you.  It is also a fantastic clay to work with and both clays can be intermixed.  Unfortunately, I was never able to get it to sinter in the MicroKiln and this was  after  performing all of the same test conducted above. Hadar has an excellent blog called Hadar's Blog.

Silver Smith's Metal Clay Powder is fine silver metal clay that comes in powder form and that I am happy to say fires and sinters fantastically in the MicroKiln as well as a conventional glass kiln.  It has all the same benefits of using powder like that of Hadar's metal clay powders.  Hadar and this company both have videos on YouTube on how to mix it.

Other metal clays forthcoming for testing are:

  • Salt Lake Metal Silver Powder
  • Claymania Art Clay Powder

Metal Clays that have been tested to fire and sinter perfectly in the MicroKiln are:
  • PMC Silver family of metal clay products
  • Art Clay Silver family of metal clay products
  • Art Clay Copper
  • Silver Smith's Metal Clay Powder
I welcome your comments and suggestions and results of any testing you have done.  If you would like to contact me privately you may email me at:  MKhelpdesk@comcast.net

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010

    THE NEW BRONZE CLAY IS HERE FOR TESTING.................

    IT'S HERE - THE NEW PROMETHEUS BRONZE CLAY does not require carbon to fire and can be fired in a conventional kiln for 30 minutes @ 1400 degrees F.

    STARTING TOMORROW, I WILL BE TESTING IT USING THE MICROKILN AND WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH TESTING INFO AND PICTURES.

    If you are interested in purchasing this new product you can order it directly from the manufacturer; it is not available in the US at this time.  Click on the link above for more information.

    STAY POSTED, I WILL BE BACK .....................................

    Note:  Don't forget to checkout my silver clay and copper clay designs created using the MicroKiln.

    "Sam"

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Prometheus Bronze Clay - No Carbon Required

    YES, this is the new bronze clay that I spoke about in my earlier post that I plan on testing using the MicroKiln (microwave kiln) as soon as it arrives. 

    This  is a rapid and low fire bronze clay that was developed in Turkey and although not yet available in the US you can purchase it directly and shipping is FREE for a short period of time.

    Several metal clay artist who have tested it using a conventional kiln or torch have had fantastic results.  It sinters via a torch in 5 minutes and conventional kiln in 30 minutes at 700C.

    Prometheus™ Bronze Clay
  • -can be stored at room temperature

  • -does not stick to hands at normal consistency

  • -gives you long working time by its slow drying character

  • -shrinks only 7-9 %

  • -does not need long firing hours

  • -does not need high firing temperatures

  • -does not need a firing pan or activated carbon

  • -does not need large and programmable kilns

  • Can't wait to test it and will provide you pictures of my first designs created using the MicroKiln so stay tuned.......

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    COMING SOON....... MICROWAVEABLE BRONZE CLAY ?????

    I WILL BE TESTING A NEW BRONZE CLAY IN THE NEXT 3-WEEKS FOR SINTERING USING THE MICROKILN (specific brand of microwave kiln).
     

    You will be provided pictures and information about this new product. 


    CHECK OUT PICTURES OF DESIGNS CREATED WITH THE NEW ART CLAY COPPER BELOW

    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Microwave Kiln Copper Clay Metal Jewelry Workshop ONLY $99

    Learn to create unique copper jewelry designs using the NEW Art Clay Copper.  Create beautiful pendants and earrings using the revolutionary MicroKiln (microwave kiln) that fires your designs in 8 minutes or less.   Learn tricks of the trade to duplicate any design you create.

    Materials included:
      All supplies and equipment, including copper clay.


    Workshop hours:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST)
    Monday thru Saturday by appointment - click on email link below to schedule your workshop day.


    Experience Level:  Beginners  $99

                                        Intermediate to Advance  $75

    NOTE:  Discount rate given to 2 or more students taking the workshop together.

    Email me today to book your workshop at  info@designsbysylvanye.com



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    I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO TUNED IN TO SUPPORT ME DURING MY INTERVIEW SUNDAY- If you MISSED IT and would like to listen at your leisure, just CLICK on the LINK.

    I THANK YOU for your SUPPORT

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    BLOG TALK RADIO INTERVIEW - Sylvanye "Sam" Roh (Microwave Kiln & Metal Clays))

    Please join me on my interview 

    Sunday, January 17 @ 7:00 CST with Bead Java: Your Hot Forum for Hand-Crafted Jewelry 

    to discuss and answer questions regarding the firing of metal clay designs (silver & copper clay) in the microwave kiln.

     

     

    Don't forget to checkout my new copper clay designs and new posts below..........

    Monday, January 11, 2010

    NEW DESIGNS FRESH OUT OF THE MICROWAVE KILN

    Just had to share with your my latest designs using copper clay.  I am having so much fun sintering this new clay in my MicroKiln.  I seem to create a lot more designs then I use to with PMC and Art Clay Silver because it cost much less.   We are talking about $17.99 for 50 grams of copper clay versus $75 to $82 for 50 grams of PMC or ACS.

    If you have wanted to work with fine silver clay but were afraid you would mess up in creating a design and monies would be lost ----- worry no more.  Let me make a few suggestions:

    • First - start out practicing with polymer clay (this will help you to get use to hand forming designs).
    • Second - use copper clay to practice and create designs becoming familiar with the feel and attributes of copper clay.
    • Third - when you are satisfied with what you can do with copper clay, learn the differences between the metal clays and start creating fantastic fine silver designs.

    Below are my latest creations using copper clay and the MicroKiln:




    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER COPPER CLAY MICROWAVE KILN DESIGNS BELOW......... 

    NEW MICROWAVE KILN TOPICS COMING SOON - STAY TUNED

    • Setting up your microwave kiln area & tools needed.
    • Where to purchase one of the best and most tested microwave kilns on the market for glass fusing, enameling, firing silver clays, copper clay, glazing bisque and much more.
    • Tips for creating and firing glass & copper jewelry.
    • Tips for creating & firing small ceramic Raku bowls & jewelry designs - check out this great YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzbrdhnQ9cw
    • Pictures of student designs.
    •  continuing to add to this list.................................
    Let me know what you would like me to discuss..................


    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY NEW 
    COPPER CLAY MICROWAVE KILN DESIGNS BELOW......... 

      Thursday, January 7, 2010

      MIicrowave Kiln - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - PART 7

      Melissa Cox said......
      Gorgeous!! So where can one purchase the microkiln? Melissa, www.melstreasures.com

      Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio said.........
      Thank you so much Melissa for your kind words. These are my first creations following thorough testing using the MicroKiln and the new copper clay. I am a US distributor for the MicroKiln (microwave kiln) and sell it on my website. The direct link is: http://www.designsbysylvanye.com/id60.html 

      Thank you for visiting my blog and come back often............. “Sam” 

      Note:  After viewing your website I had to come back and make this comment.  "Your silver design work is beautiful."





      DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY NEW COPPER CLAY
      MICROWAVE KILN DESIGNS BELOW

      Wednesday, January 6, 2010

      CHECK OUT MY NEW COPPER MICROWAVE KILN DESIGNS

      Hello Everyone,

      I am so excited to share with you my first Art Clay Copper microwave designs. This is a fantastic product (copper clay) and the designs you see below were fired using the large MicroKiln (microwave kiln) that I sell on my website at www.designsbysylvanye.com. In fact all the designs in this blog were created with the MicroKiln.  This is the same type of microwave kiln I use in testing microwave kiln jewelry design capabilities and well as in my workshops.

      Starting tomorrow, I will run test firing the copper clay with glass and hope to have samples of those for you to see before Friday.

      Please check out my designs below and let me know what you think.  

       Note:
      The bracelet that you see has not been completed - needing to add more disks and a clasp that will be made from the copper also.



      Monday, January 4, 2010

      NEW COPPER CLAY is MICROWAVABLE

      YES, you read RIGHT – The NEW Art Clay Copper manufactured by Aida Chemical Industries, Co., Ltd. does not require the use of activated carbon or a firing pan, and can be fired in the MicroKiln (microwave kiln distributed in the United States by Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio).

      Art Clay Copper, the newest addition to the Art Clay line of metal clay products was introduced to the United States on 12/1/09 by Art Clay World, USA, Inc. the North American Distributor of the Art Clay™ Series of products.

      I have conducted extensive firing and sintering tests of this product using the MicroKiln and have been very successful.  I am presently in the process of completing documented projects and firing schedules for use in my upcoming workshops using the MicroKiln.

      In the next couple of days, I will be sharing pictures of my designs created with this fantastic clay.

      Important Note:

      Don't forget you can also fire Art Clay Silver and Precious Metal Clay in the MicroKiln as well.



      Microwave Kiln - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - PART 6

      kate mckinnon said...
      Thanks much for your time, Sam- I enjoyed our email correspondence. Although I still don't really grasp the place the microwave kiln has in this arena, I'm impressed by your dedication, and your willingness to talk about the product.



      Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio said...
      Happy New Year Kate!

      Thank you for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed our email correspondence as well and I look forward to meeting you at Bead & Button in June.