Silversmithing isn't usually associated with Japan but it should: the Japanese have been making beautiful items from silver for over 200 years and many artisans continue to combine classic techniques with others that came to Japan after its opening to the West in the 19th century. The Art Clay Silver Starter Set is a great way to try your hand at this wonderful art, since it contains everything you need to make your first silver jewelry.
The raw material for making your jewelry is the Art Clay Silver itself: this metal clay is as easy to work as standard clay but contains silver, so after you have fired your ring, pendant, or anything else you have made for about five minutes, it will be almost indistinguishable from regular silver jewelry. Since most people prefer to start with a ring, the Art Clay Silver Starter Set comes with two wooden mandrels and a ring sizer. But if you'd rather try something else, your imagination is the limit. The only things you need that do not come with this one-stop-silver-smithy are a gas stove and hair dryer!
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