Wednesday, June 14, 2006

My first PMC piece

"What is PMC?" you ask. It stands for precious metal clay. It is fine silver powder with an organic binder that forms a clay. After building the clay into pendants, earrings and other pieces, it is then kiln fired at which point the organic binder is burned out and you are left with fine silver. I started taking classes in November of 2005 and this was the first piece I made. (click on the image to see a close up) It is kind of like a quilt with various blocks of texture and shapes and includes a cubic zirconia which can be fired along with the PMC. It was so much fun to make and I became immediately hooked on this artform!

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