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Firing PMC STERLING .925 sterling silver jewelry clay

I’m still all aglow in the excitement of working with PMC STERLING. To me, this is the holy grail of jewelry clays. It’s affordable, it’s easy to work with, easy to fire, strong and most importantly, I’m working directly in a metal that is desirable all over the world. According to the insert for PMC …

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New Project – The Royal Treatment Pendant

  Introducing our new downloadable project guide available in our Learning Center for free – The Royal Treatment Pendant. The Royal Treatment Pendant features a bezel set faceted stone with sterling gallery wire and fine silver clay. It is easily modified for any type of metal clay and adds a touch of sophistication and royalty to your designs. The …

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Add Distinction with Diamonds – New Project Video & Technique

Ask an experienced metal clay artist if diamonds can be co-fired in silver clay and most will advise against it. This is because it was something few dared and even fewer succeeded in doing. It was not a good bet. In my 2005 article, Gemstones in Metal Clay, I warned that firing diamonds was a risky proposition. Diamonds …

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