NOW we're in business! After three attempts: one terrible and one half-way decent, I FINALLY had some success with Bronzclay. For the record, it takes approximately 8 hours to fire these!!! It doesn't matter though because I LOVE this stuff. And here's the best part: I'll be making the same "Punk Rock Luxe" items that are available in silver...but because these are Bronze, they will be CHEAPER! And everyone loves cheaper, right?