This past Saturday I took a 1-day workshop class on Precious Metal Clay (PMC) at University of the Arts. This stuff is awesome- it's basically clay with silver particles in it, and when you fire it in a kiln the clay goes away and leaves 99% pure silver behind. You can form it and put textures in it and add glass and stones. I think I'm in love with it and hope to explore it more. I made these two pendants that I love, all in this one class!
Philly Makes! is a group blog for artists, crafters, designers, and makers of all sorts who live in Philadelphia. Participants commit to create and post one thing per week. A "thing" can be just about anything you might make- a piece of art, a scarf, a bicycle, a website, your dinner, whatever! It can even be a work in progress that you'd like to share and get feedback on!