In the 1990s scientists in Japan developed a combination of organic binders and metal particles to create a material with the working properties of ceramic clay. The organic binder provides elasticity while holding very tiny grains of metal in suspension.
This product became known as Precious Metal Clay (PMC).
After drying, the PMC is heated to the fusing temperature of the constituent metal. During this heating, the binder burns away, and the metal particles sinter
together into solid metal.
We will be using a form of this product which is pre-prepared to a paste-like consistency.Basic PMC Working Tips:
Its all about the moisture, PMC can dry out very quickly.
1) Plan ahead (have your tools at hand) before you open your jar of paste.
2 ) Water can be used used to moisten the clay and smooth the surface of your pendant.
3) Dried out PMC can be reconstituted with water and reused.