Make frame B. Roll the excess clay into a square that’s 2 playing cards thick. Use the 1 1⁄8-in. (29 mm) square cutter to cut a square in the clay sheet. Use a 7⁄8-in. (22 mm) square cutter to cut a square in the center of this square. Remove the excess clay, leaving a metal clay frame.
While the frames are drying completely (see the “Metal Clay Dryness” chart), collect the excess clay to make a back panel.
Back panel and bail strips
Roll out and texture the clay. Roll the excess clay to 3 playing cards thick. Reduce your thickness guides to 2 playing cards thick. Place the oiled side of the texture sheet on the clay sheet. Roll over the texture sheet to impress the texture into the clay [PHOTO 9]. Remove thetexture sheet.
Make the back panel. Use a craft knife to cut a 1 1⁄4 x 15⁄16-in. (32 x 33 mm) rectangle from the clay. Use a 3⁄4-in. (19 mm) circle cutter to cut a circle in the center of the rectangle. (I used one of my custom cutters to make my panel [PHOTO 10].) Remove the excess clay, and let the back panel dry completely.