Precious Metal Clay




Precious Metal Clay
is a revolutionary way to create jewellery in fine silver and gold. Originally developed by the Japanese company, Mitsubishi Materials, for their tradition of ceramics, it has now found its way into the jewellery and craft market. It is a putty-like material, made up of 90% fine silver, 10% water and organic binder. Its pliable consistency makes it easy to shape, model, cut and texture and when fired either by torch or kiln, the organic binder burns away, leaving a solid piece of fine silver or gold. For the craft enthusiast, its ease of use makes it an ideal introduction to the art of jewellery design with little or no knowledge of jewellery making techniques. It can also be used with glass, clay and porcelain. For the jeweller, it gives a new dimension to jewellery practices and can be used alone or combined with conventional metals. Once fired, it can be filed, soldered, patinated, enamelled and finished to professional standards.