Milky Way – a work in progress by Julie Broughton

Milky Way – a work in progress by Julie Broughton

This piece is called Milky Way, and I thought it might be of interest to see the basic phases of it’s creation.
In the first photo you see the results after the clay was rolled out, stamped with a texture stamp, cut to size and dried.
At this stage it can be brittle as any green clay might be. The piece still needs to be sanded and cleaned up before the first firing.
I have positioned the stone and glass on the new background to check for design and fit.
Stage one – green

Stage two is to fire the piece with the glass and silver casting grain in place. (the fire agate can not be fired with the piece and will be added with a bezel)
The fired silver clay has a white appearance due to the surface structure after firing.
It can be polished or tumbled with stainless steel shot to produce different percentages of luster.
Stage two – first firing

Stage three. I’ve finally decided on the bail design.
Ideally this would have been part of the original base piece. Better late than never, but now I will need to join the pieces with a paste made from the silver clay and do a lot more cleanup work.
Siver bezel wire has been cut to the size of the agate and will be part of this firing as well. The same paste is used to attach the bezel.
The second photo is after firing to check the fit of the bezel with the agate again.
Stage three – second firing

Stage four will be filing and clean up, and the polishing.
When I’m satisfied with the results, I will complete the forming of the bezel around the fire agate and possibly add some patina to the crater areas.
Stay tuned for the final photo.

3/21/10
Still waiting for the photo? Me too!
Stage four was NOT a resounding success. The dichroic glass dots, which should have fired well – did not, and seperated.
So I’ve moved on to a new project.
Keep checking back for where I go next.

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RoachClips First Draft

Check it out. Tell no one…

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Bamboo Katana: The Movie

Check out the katana we made out of bamboo for comic book legend Stan Sakai.

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BunnyRabbitSex (A place for writers)

Two full arms worth of thanks to Jade Elizabeth (Alundra) who was the second person ever to help Venusarms become the unstoppable force it is. With no gain on her part. Thank you.

Welcome to BunnyRabbitSex, where writers come together!!
BunnyRabbitSex is just a name: this site is built for writers to come together to share and discuss their works!
The creative writer can find spots for poetry, lyrics, blogs, stories, fan fiction, comic strips, and even playwright scripts! All writers can distinguish their writing style by requesting a badge.
All writers keep their own copyright when posting their works on BunnyRabbitSex.
All writers are welcome. If you write for something that we don’t have a spot for, ask us for a spot! The nonfiction writer can find places for journalistic articles, reviews, essays, reports, tutorials, how-to’s, letters, memos, and presentations

Jade Elizabeth (Alundra)
www.jades-world.com

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And BunnyRabbitSex (A place for writers)
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SoulFood Books

SoulFood Books, Cafe and Organic Coffee House

Welcome to a house of dreamers, poets, musicians, painters, storytellers and world changers.
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond,  Washington
98052
(425) 881-5309

www.soulfoodbooks.com

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The Buzz

The Buzz Ice Cream, Coffee, Sweets
www.thebuzzbeedazzled.com

The Buzz
(360) 683-2503
128 N Sequim Ave.
Sequim, WA 98382

BeeDazzled
(360) 582-1936
130 N Sequim Ave.
Sequim, WA 98382

itty bitty Buzz
(360) 565-8080
110 E. First Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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Georgetown Records

Georgetown Records

Independent neighborhood record store and a community based music resource.
1201 S. Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108
206.762.5638
georgetownrecords@yahoo.com

www.georgetownrecords.net

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Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

Where sandwiches are King, and soup skills supreme!
6017 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
206.762.4777

www.smartypantsseattle.com

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Fantagraphics Books

Fantagraphics Books

Narrative visual arts, comics and related media
1201 S. Vale St.
Seattle WA 98108
206.658.0110

www.fantagraphics.com

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VenusArms Virtual Reality Show Episode 4: Ultimate Thespianism Vs. Drama Golf

Check it out! Episode 4 is finally here. We sat down with actor Mark Burton and talked s-bomb about some things. I suppose we said some nice things too, but they were less funny. Enjoy!

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