Luna Textured Tube Bead with AmethystPriceC$110.00
Textures & Crystals PendantPriceC$72.00
Luna Moroccan Dance BeadPriceC$95.00
Textured Tube with African TurquoisePriceC$105.00
Luna Paisley PendantPriceC$90.00
Luna Triangular PendantPriceC$85.00
Luna Textured Tube with African TurquoisePriceC$98.00
Mokume Gane PendantOut of stock
Open Weave PendantPriceC$80.00
Luna Tribal Pattern PendantPriceC$85.00
Winter Branches Folded PendantPriceC$95.00
Luna Winter Branches PendantPriceC$85.00
Luna Secret Garden PendantPriceC$110.00
Luna Leaf Riot Folded PendantPriceC$90.00
Luna Fossil PendantPriceC$115.00
Luna Leaf Riot PendantPriceC$85.00
Over the course of my life, my most prevailing modes of artistic expression have been clay and textiles. In the distant past, I studied ceramics and glaze chemistry, both privately and at the Ontario College of Art, and for a number of years thereafter made my living as a potter.
Later, with a position in the textile department of the ROM,
I vastly widened my exposure and appreciation of textile design and pattern as a medium of cultural expression.
In 2004, I discovered metal clay. I was thrilled by the possibilities of constructing my work using pottery hand
building techniques, adding patterns and textures associated with textiles, and then transforming the result into a variety of metals.
I am an accredited instructor for Hadar's Clay, although my repertoire includes a wide variety of silver and base metal clays. Since 2010, I have taught metal clay classes in and around Toronto, Canada.
LizReynoldsStudio jewelry is sold in Ontario and Quebec.
Liz Reynolds ~ Metal Clay Artist & Instructor
If you are interested in seeing and possibly purchasing my work ~ thank you!
In Toronto, you can see my work in-person at Any Direct Flight on Queen Street East, and at Kemi on the Danforth in Riverdale. In Quebec, please visit La Tulipe Noir in Wakefield.
Otherwise, my jewelry can be purchased from this site via PayPal under the following terms and conditions:
Payment must be received prior to shipment.
Shipping and handling is $5.00 to Canada and $8.00 to the US; other international shipping will be determined based on destination.
Please be aware of your country’s import duties, taxes or VAT fees as these are the buyer's responsibility. I report the full purchase price on the customs form when I ship.
Jewelry damaged in shipment is fully refundable if you contact me immediately after arrival and once the piece has been returned.
If you are not happy with your purchase, you will receive a full refund once the item is returned in the same condition in which it was sent. Please inform me of your wish to return a piece within two weeks of receipt.
All custom orders require a 50% deposit.
Caring for Metal Clay Jewelry
The surface of the jewelry may darken or dull over time. To restore shine, use a treated silver polishing cloth like a Sunshine Cloth. Do not use silver dips or other similar metal cleaners as these may damage the surface texture.
Do not wear your jewelry in the shower, in saltwater or in pools.
When not wearing jewelry, it's best to store in a non-tarnish or zip-lock plastic bag.
Each piece is sent in a gift box. Upon request, a note card from the buyer can be included if the purchase is a gift.
LizReynoldsStudio at gmail dot com
November 4, 2016 - Hollow Forms in Metal Clay - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- venue: Beadfx, in Toronto (beadfx.com)
December 4, 2016 - Holiday Gifts in Metal Clay - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
- venue: Beadfx, in Toronto (beadfx.com)
Private Classes - arranged in my studio upon request.
What, exactly, is Metal Clay?
Metal Clay is a relatively new jewelry fabrication material, originating in Japan in the early 1990’s. Silver clay was
the first to be developed, made from silver particles reclaimed from x-rays, photographic negatives, computer circuit boards and the like. The range of metal clays has now expanded to include Sterling Silver, Bronze, Copper and Steel.
Metal Clay is not clay at all, but rather a malleable substance consisting of atomized particles of metal mixed with water and an organic, non-toxic binder. In this form, fabrication becomes possible with greater ease and with more variation than is often feasible with traditional metalsmithing.
Once a piece is formed and textured, it is allowed to dry. After the water evaporates, it is placed in a jewelry kiln and fired to temperatures ranging from 1000F to 1800F. In the first firing the binder burns away. A second reduced oxygen firing is needed to sinter, or fuse, the metal particles to form a solid piece of metal.