Champagne Bronze and Steel

One thing that was impossible to do before the One-fire Trio is to fire bronze and steel together to get the amazing contrast between black and gold colors. Here is a project for this combination, which is now easy thanks to the One-fire Trio. The clays I used are Champagne Bronze and Low-shrinkage Steel XT.

Pendant

And here are a few photos of other pieces I have made with this combination.

Circles

Windows

Bird and sun

Fold

Starry Night

Wrapped

Four-piece Necklace

Wird

Earrings 1

Earrings 2

Earrings 3


17 Responses to “Champagne Bronze and Steel”

  • beata Says:

    Thank you Hadar for a great post and great news. I love your chain on the 2nd image, do you make them or buy them? If you make them I admire your patience 🙂

  • Kathryn Doll Says:

    This combination is stunning!! I cannot wait to try this! Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise!

  • Georgeann Galante Says:

    WOW.

  • Ines Rojas Says:

    Just beautiful and easy. I will try all!
    Thanks

  • Donna Penoyer Says:

    I am so in love with this look! Wonderful.

  • Lucie DesJardins Says:

    This is beautiful, gorgeous!!

  • Dana Bakke Says:

    Wow is right! Amazing work and thank you for your generous spirit!

  • Susan D Says:

    Hadar they look so good! Can’t wait to try the clays out myself

  • Linda Baldwin Says:

    I tried the new combo this week, love the champagne color it does look great with the steel. I had a bit of trouble with the copper not sintering but I think I made it too thick, one piece just broke but I refired the other and it came out fine. The steel and champagne pieces came perfect. Love this new clay and plan on trying more soon. Thanks !

  • Lynn Jones Says:

    Got my new trio of clays last week and am in love with both the clay and the firing method.

  • Marlynda Says:

    I really like the new look of some of these pieces. They are so elegantly spare with the shapes themselves the focus of the piece.

  • Janet Bocciardi Says:

    Wow – I REALLY love this. I’m going to be doing a lot of clay and metal work this summer and will have to try your new formulas. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Loretta Says:

    hi Hadar,
    love the possibilities of this new trio! I am really excited to try them out!
    when will champagne bronze be available in Canada ? I usually buy your products from MC alchemist.
    I am still on my quest to make a cuff. I was thinking of firing the bronze in a sheet and then hammering it over a bracelet mandrel. I would need to anneal it at some point of course. I do not have a acetelyne torch. Could I anneal with the kiln or a butane torch? What temperature would I anneal your metals at? I would be interested in using smart bronze or steel xt primarily.
    I was successful in making a flex bronze cuff the was made up of a number of spagetti type bands. I it not quite finished but I am excited with the look.

    Loretta

  • Jennifer Says:

    Hi! I have a question about the Champagn Bronze. How does the color compare to regular bronze and brilliant bronze? Thanks!

  • Hadar Jacobson Says:

    Jeniffer, The color is more pale, much like Smart Bronze. We are soon going to release Dark Champagne Bronze, which has the color of regular bronze.

  • Caroline Says:

    Hi Hadar,

    I tried the new trio and enjoyed it a lot. It worked well for all the pieces that I tried so far ;)!
    On a piece though, I used all the 3 colors, but there is hardly any difference to notice between the bronze and the copper. Is there any way to enhance the bronze? On the pictures you show us, the contrast between the yellow of the bronze and the black of the steel is really stunning (and I love it). Is there a way to achieve it too?

  • Hadar Jacobson Says:

    Caroline, It is possible that some alloying happened between the copper and the bronze. Please send me a photo to my email address so I can see how the piece is constructed: hadarjacobson@gmail.com.

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