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Accent Gold For Silver is made of fine gold powder and a non-toxic water-based medium. It's usually painted onto pieces of fine silver or pure silver metal clay. During firing, the medium vaporises, and the gold powder sinters and bonds to the silver.
You can add pure-gold decoration, highlights, and texture, to silver anklets, beads, bracelets, brooches, charms, earrings, keepsakes, necklaces, ornaments, rings, and seasonal decorations.
|GOLD AND ACCENT GOLD: A SUMMARY|
Since its discovery about 6000 years ago, we've used gold to make ceremonial symbols, coins, containers, decorations, jewellery, medals, statues, and trophies. It generally represents prestige, purity, royalty, value, and wealth.
Pure gold is a dense, shiny, soft metal. It has a bright yellow colour and a rich lustre traditionally considered attractive, especially as it doesn't oxidize or corrode in air or water.
It's more ductile and malleable than other metals: one gramme of gold can be beaten into a sheet over a metre square, eventually becoming translucent. It's been estimated that all the gold ever refined would just fill a 20 metre cube.
Accent Gold For Silver is pure 24 carat gold, and has a rich deep colour, whereas Aida Art Clay gold clay paste and Mitsubishi Aura 22 are both 22 carat alloys: 91.7% gold and 8.3% silver.
For most effects, AGS is easier to use, and less wasteful, than gold leaf, especially on contoured surfaces where gold leaf would probably tear. And it's thicker than an electro-plated layer.
|ACCENT GOLD FOR SILVER|
Accent Gold For Silver comes as two separate parts: a screw-top pot containing one gramme of pure gold powder, and a dropper-bottle of non-toxic water-based medium. The two need to be mixed together to make a creamy paint.
It's usually applied with a fine sable brush, to add decoration, highlights, and texture to fired pieces made from Aida Art Clay or Mitsubishi PMC silver clay.
When it's dry, the finished piece is fired again, and the gold powder sinters and bonds to the silver. After cooling, the gold can be burnished, or given a matte, textured, or lustre finish.
Accent Gold For Silver is made by Jewellery Material Innovations. Comprehensive instructions are included with the product although, as with many materials, make time to experiment rather than accept general recommendations as definitive.
Clays, charcoals, dust masks, electric kilns, hot gloves, magnetic polishers, protective glasses, rotary tumblers, and other tools and materials, are in the on-line shop: use the shop link below the menu bar near the top of the page.
|ACCENT GOLD FOR SILVER: NOTES|
All particulates represent a health risk if they're breathed in, so it's very important to wear a HEPA mask when mixing powders, handling charcoals, sanding dried clays, and cleaning out your kilns. Ideally, use protective glasses.
This internet resource is provided by Cherry Heaven, an international distributor, on-line shop, and support centre for kilns, materials, tools, and tumblers. It's not a bead, ceramics, crafts, glass, or metal-clay home-business, selling a few things to a market niche.
As it's on-line, there isn't a paper catalogue or a price list. However, you can mail or call a technician about kilns, power supplies, public area safety, a special project, business ideas, home diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.
Cherry Heaven is a shop in Corfe Castle village, in Dorset, South-West England. The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link on the front page.
Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor for US-made Paragon Kilns, and has been commended for an outstanding performance as one of Paragon's top-selling distributors over 2007 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.
Paragon Industries started as a family business in 1948. It's now the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces, and has built over 420,000. The 4,400 square metre site, in Mesquite, Texas, USA, has over 70 full-time staff. A new 1,700 square metre warehouse is under construction.
During manufacture, every kiln is checked at every stage by a technician and signed-off before shipping. They're simply but robustly engineered, and you're buying a comprehensive, versatile, safe, low-cost kiln: a kiln with a future.
Paragon kilns conform to the demanding UL 499 standard in the US, and are CE Marked for the EU. Paragon is Greek for Model Of Perfection.
The Kitiki Studio provides an Art Clay educational programme, as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification courses through partners. I can recommend teachers so, if you're interested, mail or call.
The on-line shop link is below the menu bar near the top of the page, on the right: you won't have to create an account, register, log on, look up your membership number, remember a password, sign up, join a club, or agree to be emailed. And the total won't be more than you expected because VAT and UK-mainland delivery are included.
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