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Precious Metal Clay
Precious Metal Clay (PMC), is a modern material developed and produced by Mitsubishi Corp. It comes in fine silver or gold. My pieces are made from the silver PMC which is a combination of particles of .999 fine silver, water, and organic binder. Each piece is hand formed using techniques similar to Polymer Clay. Once formed, they are air dryed to the "leather hard" state to remove the moisture. They are then fired in a 1650 degree kiln to burn off the organic binder and any remaining moisture. After cooling and removing from the kiln I wire brush them to remove the white coating familiar with unfinished silver. They can be antiqued, burnished or left as is.The PMC lends itself well to complimenting what is happening in the polymer millefiori cane work. I am able to tie the two materials together to make a cohesive work of "wearable art", which are truely "one of a kind".

Due to the one of a kind nature of these pieces, no two are exactly alike. Please inquire for availability or to order a piece.
Bleeding Heart Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC
Yellow Lady Slipper Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC

Great Blue Heron
Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC
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Hummingbird Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC

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Blue Iris Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC
Hummingbird Pendant
Polymer Clay and Siver PMC
with antiqued sterling silver chain
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White Waterlily Pendant
Polymer Clay and PMC antiqued sterling silver chain
Gold wire, gold leaf, freshwater pearl

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Blue Iris Brooch
Polymer Clay and Silver PMC with freshwater pearl and lapis drops

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Chinese Lotus Pendant
Polymer Clay and PMC
Necklace made from sterling silver coil tubing with polymer clay and semi precious beads

Blue Iris Pendant
Polymer Clay and PMC
Necklace made from sterling silver coil tubing with polymer and semi precious beads
Sold