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on: October 13, 2005 12:22:58 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by samba
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Hi everyone, just wanted to post some of my pmc (Precious Metal Clay) creations.
I've been only doing this for about 6mos.   Hope you like. (New pictures)


 
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on: September 27, 2005 09:08:13 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by Valoir
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I work with it all the time.  I do have a kiln and find that to give me more consistent results than torch firing.  I also have metalsmith training and worked as a jewelry designer for a custom jewelry.  I only mention that because I think all of the knowledge adds to getting good results with the silver clay. 
Check my website: www.valoirdesigns.com.  I was also on crafters-coast to coast - the episode just repeated last week, if you can get ahold of that it shows how to set a gemstone and torch firing.

Here are some images of my first creations, from about 3 years ago:

 
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on: January 08, 2007 07:03:59 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by norsgoebel
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I received a starter kit for Christmas and have been slowly getting used to it.  This is my first pendant I made and I also made a letter N key chain for a friend.


I've read that PMC3 can be fired on a gas stove top but have not found any info on that.  Anyone familiar with that technique?  I was also taken aback by how sticky the PMC3 was, it was quite hard to work with.  I usually work with polymer clay and was expecting that kind of consistency I guess.  Do you know if there is a method for leaching the clay , like you can with polymer to make it more firm and manageable? Thanks for all the info, I've read through this whole thread!
 
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on: February 10, 2005 06:45:51 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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I thought I would post my newbie pics.... you can see I still need a tumbler.  This is a stamped pendant that I oxidised and a ring with a manufactured ruby.




I found someone to certify me in Art Clay. I am going to do a private session and get all my projects done in one day. I think that is probably best since I am already working with the clay and have a good feel for the basics. I really like working with this stuff.

 
 
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on: February 21, 2005 05:50:12 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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This is my latest creation.... Any opinions on whether I should oxidize it??



Made with Art Clay Silver.

thanks!
 
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on: May 17, 2005 02:00:45 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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Hi tcap

I have been using Art Clay for 6 months or so now and I really am liking it. here is a link to a similar thread:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32157.0

You can get a mirror finish from art clay, here is one of my certification pieces:



It is not even fully buffed yet! This center of the pendant is a piece of dichroic glass. This was a real easy project and took only an hour or so!
Good luck! I hope you enjoy experimenting with it!
 
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on: May 18, 2005 07:28:26 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by Rylizbeth
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Hi tcap

I have been using Art Clay for 6 months or so now and I really am liking it. here is a link to a similar thread:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32157.0

You can get a mirror finish from art clay, here is one of my certification pieces:



It is not even fully buffed yet! This center of the pendant is a piece of dichroic glass. This was a real easy project and took only an hour or so!
Good luck! I hope you enjoy experimenting with it!


How did you achieve such a beautifully smooth finish?
 
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on: May 18, 2005 10:45:22 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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How did you achieve such a beautifully smooth finish?

Thanks!
This is a trick i learned from my instructor. You can use "Wet Ones" wet wipes to smooth the surface during the green stage (before it is fired). This really helps get it smooth.
 
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on: May 18, 2005 12:03:31 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by Rylizbeth
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How did you achieve such a beautifully smooth finish?

Thanks!
This is a trick i learned from my instructor. You can use "Wet Ones" wet wipes to smooth the surface during the green stage (before it is fired). This really helps get it smooth.

Thanks!
 
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on: March 16, 2006 07:53:40 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by Neigung
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...just wanted to bring some attention to my first (sucessful) PMC pendant.



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84577.0
 
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on: August 13, 2006 01:44:51 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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Little experiment...

I tried to include some micro glass beads in a piece and it turned out pretty interesting....

one of these is treated with Liver of sulfer (the one on the right) -
the microbeads were green and came out orange-y yellow from the kiln.
I might try it again and do a better job placing them next time

 
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on: August 13, 2006 04:15:40 PM 
Started by sparrow, Message by craftsurge
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So, I tried this idea again, feeling a bit more confident... I just decorated the outside of a bead I made using a syringe of Art Clay Silver and Dipped it into the microbeads. I tried 2 different colors this time with similar color changing results. I think I am going to test some new colors in a kiln and see what happens to them. I like the way this came out though, it has sort of an olive green hue to it. (hard to tell from the pictures) The first shot is a before shot so you can see what color the beads were before the firing.

 
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on: April 08, 2009 06:55:17 AM 
Started by sparrow, Message by Chibirinoa
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I'm looking into using PMC to make lacers for a costume I'd like to make. I need about 14 identical pieces that are roughly 1.5x1" and are able to withstand being laced up.

I plan on making one of the lacers out of polymer clay, apprx 12% larger than I need it to be, then making a silicone mold and casting them in the PMC+. Judging by the size of the lacers in the image, would a piece out of PMC be strong enough to function as lacing without the U part of the piece bending out of shape? Would PMC3 be a better choice?

Also, the pieces are fairly large, so would firing with a butane torch be the wrong way to go, since it would be tough to keep the heat even?


 
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