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Precious Metal Clay Jewellery – Step by Step Guide
We sell the third generation of Precious Metal Clay (PMC3), which is a more advanced version of PMC Regular and PMC+. PMC3 is easier to mould as it dries more slowly than other forms of clay and it shrinks less during the firing process. The lower temperature level needed to fire PMC3 also makes it ideal for stone setting and for use with more traditional metals.
PMC can be moulded by hand and with moulds, it can be carved, and engraved, imprinted with leaves, carvings and other materials, and decorated with glass or enamels. It can be combined with other materials including temperature-tolerant stones, ceramic beads and other metal findings.
PMC can also be re-fired more than once to repair surfaces and joints or to solder new pieces. It is truly a revolutionary material opening a whole new world to today’s jewellery makers without the high investment cost or training required when working with metals.