Creating a silver jewelry can never be so easy, just imagine you are playing with a clay, sculpting, pinching, molding and put into a kiln to fire it as the result you get a pure silver jewelry. We are not talking about the alchemise legend, PMC (Precious Metal Clay) make it real for us.
In our workshop we will guild you to create your own handmade jewelry. Learn to work with PMC in a step-by-step “can’t miss” process. After high temperature firing, the binder burns away leaving a creation in pure silver. No experience necessary. Tools and materials will be provided.
A demonstration that we did during Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2010. Showing how to make a silver Fio – one of the character design by Roomism.
*Fees are subject to change depending on silver and gold market price without prior notice. Please contact us for the fee. Thank you!
These are some silver clay arts that done by us. It shows different making skills applied in each silver art. During the workshop you can design your own jewelry and we will help you to achieve what you want.
You can tell that this is very different from the jewelry design in the market, as this is because of the clay soft and tender characteristic, it gives a raw finishing, more heart catching touch.
Please note that we only have this workshop occasionally, subscribe our newsletter to get updated on the schedule or you can contact us if you have special request or proposal.
What is PMC?
PMC -Precious Metal Clay
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a revolutionary material in the jewelry world developed by Mitsubishi Materials in the early 1990′s. The ingredients of PMC are micro-particles of pure silver or pure gold suspended in binder they call “clay.” The binder consists of water and organic plant-based materials which feels like a soft clay to the touch. The binder or “clay” is inert and non-toxic in both its raw and fired form.
This malleable metal bearing material is a completely unique new medium to the jewelry world. It can be sculpted, pushed, pulled, carved, trailed, shaped with any variety of techniques and treated after firing with traditional fabrication and stone setting techniques.
Healthy and safety
PMC healthy and safety
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply commissioned several tests from independent scientific facilities. The reports, presented below, show no health issues for normal use of this product or materials associated with it. As with any craft product or process, individuals with special concerns should take responsibility to develop methods consistent with their situation. People with asthma or allergies should insure firing of PMC is done with good ventilation. Although it is rarely needed, appropriate protection should be taken by those with sensitive skin. Though PMC presents no known health risks, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should consult their physician if they have concerns.
PMC Firing Guide
Different firing timing and temperature on each 99.9% Silver Clay.
PMC 1650°F 900°C 2 hours
PMC+ 1650°F 900°C 10 minutes
PMC+ 1560°F 850°C 20 minutes
PMC+ 1470°F 800°C 30 minutes
PMC3 1290°F 700°C 10 minutes
PMC3 1200°F 650°C 20 minutes
PMC3 1110°F 600°C 30 minutes
Check out our students’ artwrok. Dont be surprised all of them did their silver artwork from scratch in a few hours without any experience.