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« on: January 14, 2009 12:49:02 PM »

   I can't believe I never posted this... Huh In fact, I can't believe I haven't posted in a while. Unforgivable. *hangs head in shame*  I must give a shout out for the other "peas in a pod" (which, btw, is *beautiful*) thread to inspire me to post again. Smiley

   My first complete PMC piece! I made for a dear friend (who has 2 kids) in a "hand-made" swap (among other things). It's not perfect (or anywhere near, even.) and it's not as smooth as I liked. But it was a great lesson in how the clay behaves, etc...

    I didn't have any sulfur or black max, so I made it all very "bold" to give enough light/shadow effect, kwim?  I also didn't have many jewelry supplies (in SS), except for some jump rings and crimp beads, so I improvised a design that would work with it. But I told my friend that she could just slip the (un-crimped) crimp bead and use the pendant elsewhere.  Wink

   I *loved* working with PMC (not the texture per se, but the "magic" effect of seeing a clay piece in full silver. What can I say... I'm love this kind of thing.. Cheesy), and I specially loved my little hot-pot! So easy to use!






Thanks for looking! <3
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009 01:00:38 PM »

That's really cute!  Give peas a chance Wink  BTW, what size is it?  I really want to do some PMC one of these days, but I'm not sure whether a hot pot be the best "heating" choice for me . . .
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009 01:06:50 PM »

That's really cute!  Give peas a chance Wink  BTW, what size is it?  I really want to do some PMC one of these days, but I'm not sure whether a hot pot be the best "heating" choice for me . . .

Jesser ~ First of all, thanks for the nice words. Smiley

 This pendant is about 1 1/2" (give or take) and quite solid (in fact, the final piece was fairly heavy(!), which surprised me)...  Because I plan to only "play" with pendants (I'm working on my second one for another friend), the hot pot is fine for me for a while, and I love that is SO easy to use. But if things eventually progress, I'll eventually get a (small) kiln in the future.

 I don't think I'll work with a torch, though. The ADD in me would get bored so quickly, I would probably never work on another piece... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009 01:29:03 PM »

It's beautiful!
I think it IS perfect...........  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009 01:52:29 PM »

Wow and gorgeous! I need to get some of that stuff!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009 02:35:47 PM »

I love it! I would've never guessed it was clay.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009 05:50:39 PM »

I love it! I would've never guessed it was clay.

Poe Poe, itt's PMC. Precious Metal Clay. It's like clay when you work with it, but after it burns, turns into pure silver. Reaaaally cool!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009 06:58:23 PM »


Poe Poe, itt's PMC. Precious Metal Clay. It's like clay when you work with it, but after it burns, turns into pure silver. Reaaaally cool!

It turns into a metal, or just a silver color? Do you cook it in the oven? Is it like fimo clay? Can you buy it at your local craft store? Sorry for all the questions. I thought you had just painted it. I thought it was cool before, now I'm fasinated! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009 10:21:50 AM »

Very pretty Smiley  Thanks for the shout out!

I really like how you incorporated the bail into the piece through the loop at the top.  It gives the whole thing a very organic feel.  This turned out beautifully.  You must have done a LOT of sanding work!


 I don't think I'll work with a torch, though. The ADD in me would get bored so quickly, I would probably never work on another piece... Cheesy

Honestly, you don't have to hold the torch long, it only takes a couple minutes to get the piece up to that glowing color and then you just hold it there for a few more minutes.  I haven't had to hold the torch to it for more than 5-7 minutes


Poe Poe, itt's PMC. Precious Metal Clay. It's like clay when you work with it, but after it burns, turns into pure silver. Reaaaally cool!

It turns into a metal, or just a silver color? Do you cook it in the oven? Is it like fimo clay? Can you buy it at your local craft store? Sorry for all the questions. I thought you had just painted it. I thought it was cool before, now I'm fasinated! 

When you fire the piece, the binder burns off and you're left with ACTUAL fine silver!  It's really quite amazing Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 03:52:07 PM »

Very pretty Smiley  Thanks for the shout out!

I really like how you incorporated the bail into the piece through the loop at the top.  It gives the whole thing a very organic feel.  This turned out beautifully.  You must have done a LOT of sanding work!


 First of all, thank you for the nice words...  Grin  I was going for the organic feel, so I'm glad it came through...  Smiley

 As for sanding, I didn't have to do much on this one. I did add a few thin layers of "watery" clay, although it was clearly not enough *shakes head*.  But on the one I'm finishing now ( I designed and made specifically for another friend), I'm sanding the crap out of it. That design is totally kicking my butt. Apparently, when designing, I didn't think the actual process through... Tongue


 Thanks again, guys! <3
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