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Mica Powder Embellished Ornaments

by Karen Trexler




In this video, Karen cuts holiday shapes from Cyprus™ Copper Clay using both the Ultra Clay Pick and cookie cutters. She then enamels these shapes and embellishes them with Mica Powder, giving them the perfect holiday look.

Karen Trexler, our Cool Tools resident artist received her MFA with a focus on metalsmithing and enameling at the University of Wisconsin in the spring of 2018 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison before joining the Cool Tools team.

Please note: If using larger pieces like Karen in this video, we recommend using a different firing schedule:

Phase 1: Slow ramp at 650°F / 343°C and hold for 30 minutes

Phase 2: Full ramp to 1600°F / 871°C and hold for 3 hours

Click here to view or download the Cyprus Copper Clay Overview & Firing Guide.


The tools and supplies used in this video are listed below.

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