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Project / Product Video - Cyprus™ Copper Clay Enameled Ornaments by Karen Trexler

Developed by artist, instructor and metal clay enthusiast, Cindy Silas, Cyprus Copper Clay is an excellent base metal clay medium for jewelry, crafts, sculpture and models. Offered in lump (wet) form, this clay is water-based, air dries and fires to .999 pure copper. Economical, easy to form, fire and finish, the fired clay presents as beautiful on its own or as the perfect platform for enameling projects. Cool Tools resident artist, Karen Trexler studied metalsmithing and jewelry design in college and received a BFA from Ball State University. Karen then continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received her MFA in the spring of 2018 before joining the Cool Tools team.
In this video, Karen Trexler creates beautiful holiday enameled earrings that can also be used as ornaments. Her technique includes using silver sheet and fine line black over glaze liquid to represent the threading on the bulb.
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