I used Hadar's White Bronze Metal Clay for my first experiments. I test fired a few simple shapes and they came out just fine. However, when I fired my first few "real" pieces I realized they had not sintered because they were thicker than my test pieces (sigh....). Fortunately, all was not lost, and I was able to re-fire most of the pieces at a slightly higher temperature and they were a success!
Here is the first piece I made combining White Bronze and polymer clays:
I made a textured dome form out of polymer clay and added a garnet cabochon and some swirly designs.
I wanted my next piece to be more complex, so I decided to make a test piece with polymer clay only and THAT project became a very fun distraction with a life of its own for several days!
Here is the White Bronze and polymer clay version:
I used a layered construction in both pieces to add an element of depth. I will absolutely be doing more with metal clay in the near future!
In other news, I was fortunate to have my work included in gift bags for the press at the GBK Gift Lounge for the MTV Awards, as a member of The Artisan Group.