My Humble Beginnings With PMC
Recently, I have started experimenting with PMC. PMC stands for Precious Metal Clay and I have to say, this medium is mind-boggling!
It is a clay that you can work very similar to any other clay product but after firing turns into 99.9% pure silver. PMC also comes in gold and bronze.
Above, you can see my first two pieces I made. I still have a long way to go and lots to learn but I am very pleased with my humble beginnings.
I made the very plain bezel around a fused glass piece next, to see how much control I have over the material.
They say, practice makes perfect but I have to say, with PMC practice is mostly a whole lot of fun!
August 9, 2009 - Posted by Kim | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay | abstract, art, art glass, bullseye, colorful, contemporary, fine silver, Fused Glass, handmade, jewelry, metal, necklace, one of a kind, pendant, pendants, PMC, Precious Metal Clay, ring
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I try to create crisp edges and clear shapes in many of my pieces by cold working the glass after the fusing process. Cold working is a time consuming process in which the glass is sanded with consecutively finer and finer grid until it is shaped and the glass is completely smooth.
Many of the pendants, brooches and earrings have 99.9% pure silver inclusions and all of the wire and bails I use are sterling silver.
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