What is PMC and what are the sizes?
PMC is Precious Metal Clay. It starts out as clay and is fired and then after firing is 99.9% silver also known as fine silver. It's a great, but expensive medium.
What kind of kiln did you use?
Did you finish the charms with Liver of Sulphur, or did you burnish or something? They look really cool!!!!!
I'm getting very close to breaking down and getting a small kiln so I can use PMC!
Also, did you take a class in PMC bnefore you tried it out on your own?
I used a Paragon kiln. It is a small kiln with only a 6X6 firing area that can run on household electricity. I finished the charms by putting them in a tupperware with a newly hardboiled egg! I had considered Liver of Sulfer but didn't want the hassle.
You can fire PMC with a torch, but I think if you can swing it, a small kiln is so much easier. I definitely recommend taking a class in PMC before trying it out. If anything, it just gives you the methods that you need to make sure you don't waste any. It requires that you use olive oil or some sort of lubricant on all your tools and your hands to prevent sticking, etc. Things like that are things that you can pick up in the class. Plus, I was able to make five pendants in the class which was well worth my time! Haha!!
Hope that helps!!