After making all of these rings last night in gauges ranging from 14 to 18 gauge, I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. It certainly is different fusing fine silver wire than firing PMC. They are both done with a micro torch, but when firing precious metal clay you have to be very careful not to let the silver get to that melting and shimmering point. So it's a little alarming for me to see the fine silver get "flowy". I guess I feel like it's going to curl up in big messy ball and have to be thrown in the scrap pile! Now I have lots of ideas for making earrings and necklaces. Here's what I've put together so far for my shop!
Here's to trying something new! I love these quotes on TRYING:
The best angle from which to approach a problem is the Try-angle.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.