An Experiment with Precious Metal Clay

I came across this product just before Christmas.  It’s like clay, so it can be sculpted – but it is actually silver particles in a binder.  When the clay is dry it is fired.  This burns off the binder, the particles are sintered together and the clay becomes a solid piece of pure silver.

I used to make jewellery with polymer clay (Fimo, etc) so I really wanted to try this.  I ordered a starter kit over Christmas, but had to wait to the beginning of this week for it to arrive.  I finally got round to trying it today.

I made a pendent with a rose in the middle.  Let it dry, then fired it this evening.  I finished it off with brushing and burnishing.  I’m really happy with the result (though I need to practice my finishing technique).