Finally! The clay we always dreamed of is here. PMC STERLING is sterling silver in the form of a malleable clay. It has the working properties of soft clay when moist. It handles beautifully and stays moist longer than any other silver clay product. It can be modeled with fingers or modeling tools, it can be molded, sculpted or pinched into anything you can imagine. Once dry, PMC STERLING can be sanded, filed, drilled, carved and shaped.
To transform the dry clay into solid sterling silver, a short 2-stage firing process is used. The first phase (30 minutes at 1000F (538C) on an open kiln shelf) burns away the organic binder. The second phase is a 30 minute carbon firing at 1500F (815C) to sinter the clay into a solid sterling silver object.
You fire PMC STERLING you will need a small jewelry kiln that is capable of reaching and holding both 1000F (538C) and 1500F (815C).
PMC STERLING has a longer working time than any other silver clay product.
PMC STERLING is 3 times stronger than fine silver clays.
Work can be more delicate and thinner which makes the clay go much further.
After firing, PMC STERLING is solid sterling silver and can be treated as cast sterling.
Set stones using traditional setting tools and techniques, solder, drill, rivet and form, sand, file, etc.