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Jewelry making

Mary Sweany learned the basics of working with precious metal clay to make jewelry during a recent class at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews. Participants used art clay silver, which is pure fine silver mixed with water and an organic binder, to create silver jewelry and other decorative objects. The substance is soft and easy to work with using simple tools, said a press release, and once fired at 1,550 degrees for 45 minutes, the product is .999 fine silver. The class was taught by Cindy Quesenberry.

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