Available in two convenient sizes: 5g or 10gNOTE:
You WILL need a steel firing vessel
and activated carbon
Here is a simplified version of the process - we provide complete detailed instructions.
- Stir Accent Silver powder and break up any small lumps using a small spatula.
- Dip a Flat Brush in distilled water getting it damp and soaked, but not dripping.
- Touch the brush tip into the Accent Silver vial and pick up a small ball on the tip.
- On a non-porous surface pat the ball so it absorbs the moisture from the brush.
- Create a smooth and creamy consistency, but not too thin.
- Brush a thin coat onto the desired areas using the Flat Brush or the Fine Point brush for more detail.
- Allow to completely dry at room temperature. Moving air can be used, but not heated air.
- Brush on a second slightly thicker coat onto the first coat and allow to completely dry.
- Bury the piece in coconut carbon in an appropriate firing vessel.
- Find your target firing time and temperature in the supplied detailed instructions.
- Raise kiln temperature to the target then place the Firing Tin in the kiln.
- Fire for the indicated time then remove the Firing Tin and allow it to cool.
- Firing times and temperatures are calibrated to the Firing Tin we supply.
- Using a stainless steel brush, remove the firing residue to reveal the dull silver color.
- Use a stainless steel scratch brush to burnish the silver.
This is NOT a detailed set of instructions and is only provided so that you can know the process is straight forward and easy to accomplish. An excellent set of instructions come with all purchases of Accent Silver.
At this time Metal Clay Supply provides Accent Silver, the Firing Tin with charcoal, excellent application brushes and detailed instructions. While we believe that a kit will be forthcoming very soon, we think that most metal clay artisans already possess the additional tools necessary to be successful with Accent Silver.
Jewelry Material Innovations, Inc. (JMI) is an Arizona-based company that provides jewelry artists with innovative and unusual materials for enhancing the beauty and appeal of metal jewelry. It was begun in 2004 by Ronald Diegle, who holds a PhD in metallurgy and materials engineering. Dr. Diegle has developed ways to use powdered metals, and also minerals and natural and created gemstones as accents and enhancements to jewelry settings to provide color and variety of style. In 2004 he introduced the companys first innovation, Accent Gold for Silver, at the PMC Conference in Albuquerque. Since then he developed Accent Rose Gold and Accent Silver as means for accenting silver, bronze, and copper jewelry. His development of Clay-Bond Plus provides jewelry artists with a unique method for soldering many pieces simultaneously without use of a soldering iron or torch. Dr. Diegle continues to seek to develop innovative materials for providing jewelry artists new means for enhancing their work.