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« on: September 18, 2012 09:28:59 AM »



I recently got a kiln for my birthday and the first thing I tried prior to fused glass was PMC.  I love this medium and the easy road to fun projects that it provides!!

This is one of my first batches of pendants that I made last year for my craft shows.  I used various rubber stamps and metal stamps that I found from my rubber stamping days, etc.  I particularly like the XO pendant which I made for a friend that has children named Xander and Owen.  However, I liked the hugs and kisses concept so much, I made one for myself and wear it as a double-charm necklace with the S pendant that is in the back row.  Wink


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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012 02:34:27 PM »

What is PMC and what are the sizes?
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012 03:18:10 PM »

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?
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012 09:23:26 PM »

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!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012 03:27:30 PM »

Thank you for answering my question. I have never heard of it, don't understand how it turns to silver or the hardboiled eggs. I think I will just stick to hard boiled eggs (eating them). I love the results though.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012 09:48:53 PM »

These look fantastic! Congrats on the kiln Smiley I've always wanted to try PMC...hopefully I can soon.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012 02:12:11 PM »

Yes, thanks for all the pointers! I've never heard of the hard-boiled egg thing either so I'll google it.

I've read lots of books on PMC so I think I could tackle it without having a class first....but I would still like to take a class!
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