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Goldie Bronze - Hard version 100 grams
Goldie Bronze™ is bronze of a beautiful golden color, which is very hard after
firing. It comes in two types of powder - SOFT and HARD. SOFT is very soft and is ideal
for working with stamps and textures, and to capture fine details. HARD creates
a somewhat stiffer clay to work with, and yields the maximum strength - it is
ideal for bangles, ring bands, and decorative objects. Both types may be mixed in the powder stage,
before adding your water. If you are
planning to create a piece which involves fine details and you desire the
maximum strength, it is recommended to mix equal portions of both the Hard and the Soft versions.
Goldie Bronze™ is an environmentally friendly product. It contains approximately 90% copper and 10%
tin. The binders are organic and non toxic. The container that the powder comes
in is deliberately larger than needed so it can be reused afterwards. Please do your bit for the environment and
keep the container for future use (non food use only).
Goldie Bronze™ shrinks by about 8%-11% on
firing, depending on the shape and the size of the piece. Dried clay can be
ground up to a powder and reconstituted. Goldie Bronze™ is simple and
economical to use.
First, stir the powdered clay
well in its original container, to
ensure it is properly mixed, and then put the desired amount of powder into a
Add about a dozen drops of
water or spray in a little water and mix with a knife or spoon, adding more
water as required, until you get a clay of a plasticine like consistency.
Roll the lump clay out thinly
and fold over. Roll again, rolling away from the fold. Repeat this action
several times. This is very important to ensure that all the air is removed
from the clay and to get a smooth consistency before using. Insert into a
plastic bag or container and wait for 30 minutes.
To join elements in Goldie
Bronze™ clay mix a little powder with water to make a paste. Elements can also
be joined with the water only method in the same way as silver clay.
Pieces can be dried naturally
or by using heat, e.g. on a hotplate or in a dehydrator. Dry at 90°C (195°F) or
lower. Higher temperatures may cause cracking, and the creation of steam
Remember to always clean
your tools well between using different types of metal clay to avoid cross
contamination. The above comment does not apply to metals from the Goldie ●
Metal™ line, because you can
mix them together with Mokume Gane, or other techniques. See Tips and Tricks
for detailed description.
Ensure the clay is completely
dry before firing. Any moisture will boil and ruin the piece.
Lay the pieces in a stainless
steel firing container on a layer of activated coconut shell carbon with a
minimum depth 1cm (1/2”) under the pieces. Make sure the pieces are at least
1cm (1/2”) apart. Place the open container into a cold kiln and fire at full
ramp to 350°C (670°F) and hold for 30 minutes.
You can use a steel mesh during the
first stage, so the air access during the binder firing is better, so the first
stage can be reduced to 20 minutes. The practice has proven this to be a more
secure method, the whole binder might burn up if we put the element in the coal
too deep. During the first stage, for safety reasons, you should wait for the
elements to cool down, and then gently put the fired elements in a container
with activated coconut shell carbon.
Carefully remove the container
from the kiln and place on a heatproof surface. Fill the container with a layer
of activated coconut shell carbon with a minimum depth 1cm (1/2”) over the
pieces. Cover with a stainless steel lid and place back into the kiln. Full
ramp to 820°C (1510°F) and hold for 40 minutes. In the case of large elements, the time
should be properly extended to 1 hour
Fired pieces can be removed
from the kiln hot or cold.
Do not breathe in the powder or ingest Goldie
Bronze™. Always use the appropriate safety equipment when working with a hot
kiln and fire in a well ventilated area.
Goldie Bronze™ is non toxic and does not contain any harmful chemicals.
There have been no reports of any allergic reaction to Goldie Bronze™, however
people with allergies should be aware of the possibility of a reaction and use