I am interested in adding textured metal pieces to the polymer clay
jewelry I design, and am hoping to pick your collective brains.
Basically, I am trying to figure out if I should invest in an
inexpensive rolling mill to texture my own or just try to find a
source for pre-textured sheet (copper, brass, silver)? My goal is
ultimately to cut round & oval shapes with my disc cutter, file them
& possibly patina & dap them before adding them to my fired clay.
I’ve taken basic metalsmithing classes but I don’t have a torch and
am not setup for annealing in my studio.and everything I’ve read
about rolling mills indicates that metal should be annealed & pickled
before running it through the mill. I am wondering if it would be
safe to texture sheet sent directly from the manufacturer without
annealing it myself.OR. am I better off trying to find a source for
I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge and appreciate your