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PMC Silver: Black Finish

Sometimes the mirror shine of polished pmc silver needs a black finish. Antiquing pmc is very simple. There are a couple of ways to accomplish a black finish which can then be polished to bring greater visual depth to detailed work. The Maori Pendant at the left will need a black finish to bring out [...]
June 1st, 2011 | Categorized : Metal Clay

How To Store Your PMC Silver Syringe

The PMC Silver Syringe is an incredible product. The syringe enables you to make fine lines, interesting textures, and intricately laced designs. You can literally draw with silver. In my article How To Use The PMC Silver Syringe, I mention the most popular method for short term storage of the silver syringe. Keeping a little [...]
February 28th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Metal Clay

How To Make A Silver Flower Basket

This pretty little Silver Flower Basket Necklace Pendant features removable bronze flowers and leaves. Here, I will detail the process whereby it was made, and you can make your very own! Our silver flower basket is going to have the same basic shape as the one pictured. You can adjust the height and curve to [...]
February 9th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Jewelry Making Metal Clay

How To Make Bronze Jump Rings

Here is a handy tip from my good friend Cara DiMassimo. Cara and her mother run a wonderful, open studio where anyone can learn to create unique, handmade jewelry and glass art. After I made my own Bronze Syringe, she immediately made one as well. Being the amazing artist that she is, she not only [...]
January 28th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Metal Clay

How To Make A Bronze Syringe

When I first learned that Metal Clay Bronze (Bronzclay) is not available in syringe form, I ran home and made my own. Because bronze is so much less expensive than PMC Silver, I wanted to be able to make equally elaborate designs which would be more affordable, and very durable. To make your own Metal [...]
January 18th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Metal Clay

PMC Jewelry Making And Structural Componants

When most people think about jewelry making, they consider first the visual design of the piece. While this is important, the underlying structural elements are even more important. What would be the use of making an elaborate piece of jewelry only to have it break? Because PMC offers so much versatility in jewelry making, it [...]
December 12th, 2010 | Categorized : Metal Clay

How To Use The PMC Silver Syringe

The Precious Metal Clay Silver Syringe is one of my favorite tools. This wonderful innovation in the art of silver jewelry making allows you to draw with .999 pure silver. Although it takes a bit of practice, the PMC silver syringe can be used very effectively on its own, with PMC Silver Clay, and with [...]
November 18th, 2010 | Categorized : How To Metal Clay