There are a lot of photos here, primarily of brass cuffs. I've been on a bit of a roll...It didn't take long before working with the cameo look evolved into making sheets with overall designs. These sheets are more like bas-relief, and lend themselves to making items such as bracelets, cuffs, and pendants.
First, I used sheets of translucent clay imbedded with gold or silver leaf as a base for the bas-relief.
These were later sprayed with preservative to protect the leaf, and have a shine and sparkle.
I also worked with plain clay. I discovered that these pieces looked best when I textured the clay first before adding the bas-relief pieces. I left these pieces with a matte finish (below).
As you can tell from the all the shots here, I've been having a great time!