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Nov
25
50% off all Creative Bronze Clay

All our Creative Bronze Clay is now half price! This means a pack of 20g clay is now only £3.31, 50g is £6.23 and our bumper 100g pack only £10.40. This clay can be fired in a kiln on an open shelf with kiln pillow (no carbon required) and small pieces can be fired with a torch. You will find our free fact sheet in the product description online.
by Bold Apps

Sep
11
PMC Extended Certification

We will be running our most popular PMC Certification Module - Module 1 The Naturals on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September in Buckinghamshire. This two day course is a great way to challenge yourself and is suitable for anyone who has done a beginners course, worked with a different type of silver clay or looking for a refresher course. This intensive course will cover the following techniques: 
  1. Natural materials - Use a leaf or a pod to create a stunning pendant.
  2. Textured pendant - Includes creating your own mould and gemstone setting.
  3. Glass pendant - Learn to set a glass cabochon in PMC and fire allowing for shrinkage.
  4. Band ring - Learn how to make a strong, durable ring.
  5. Toggle clasp - Create a feature two part clasp.
  6. Domed bead - Make a hollow bead using dry construction techniques.

To book email helen@thepmcstudio.com or call 07377 535595.

by Bold Apps

Jul
11
Refresh your PMC Silver Clay this summer with PMC Aqua

PMC Aqua is a special liquid that can be added to any type of Precious Metal Clay to make your own sheet/paper type clay, syringe or even to use to completely reconstitute dried out clay. However, did you know you can also use it to refresh your clay whilst working? To keep your clay in optimum condition simply add a few drops of PMC Aqua and water in equal amounts. This will make your Aqua go further.
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Jun
20
Bronze Clay special on Jewellery Box this week

This week's Jewellery Box programme featured Creative Bronze clay in addition to the usual PMC Flex. This one off special featured working with base metal clay as well as firing with a torch or kiln and how to remove the firescale using the new safe Picklean granules. You can still watch it at www.hochanda.com - go to tv schedule and select 18th June @ 8am - Jewellery Box with Matt
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Apr
07
Fire your PMC Silver Clay safely with our fibre coated kiln shelves

An even heat distribution is important when firing your silver clay especially at kiln firing temperatures and times come down.  
Safely kiln fire your PMC pieces on this 178 x 178 x 12.7mm kiln shelf. Made of durable coated hard fibre these are long lasting use. Ideally suited for Evenheat and Paragon kilns. Recommended use: place on kiln posts when using a single shelf to fire. To fire a larger number of items; place one shelf on the floor of the kiln and place a kiln post in each corner of the shelf. Place the second shelf on top of the kiln posts making sure that the pyrometer (at the back of the kiln) remains clear. This will enable you to fire up to 50 small items at once! Use kiln tongs to safely insert/remove your kiln shelf.
 
Please remember to run the shelf through the kiln prior to using it with PMC to burn off any of the chemical residue used to coat the shelf. Any of the higher temperature programmes will work. There may be a faint chemical smell during firing.
by Helen PMC

Apr
02
How to add a subtle texture to the back of your silver clay

You know the first thing we all do is turn a piece over to check the back! You want the back of your piece to look as pretty as the front. By using a brass texture plate you can add interest to the back of your work and save on sanding.

To use rub a little badger balm on the plate before each use. Place your spacers either side of you clay on the brass plate and use a roller to roll your clay. To add another texture to the front of your piece press a second texture on top whilst the clay is on the brass plate. Remove the clay from the plate and cut to size. This way you will get a lovely crisp texture from your brass plate every time.

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Mar
28
Deal of the Day - lots of great offers!

10 great metal clay deals for you! Between 28th March and 6th you will be able to pick up a new bargain every day. Stock up on limited edition items at great prices. Our postage rates are the same for the first 1kg so you can stock up without worrying about extra postal charges.

Terms: available whilst stocks last. On-line orders only. Can not be combined with any other promotion or offer.  

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Mar
19
Create 3D Compositions with our new moulds

Moulds are a great way to create 3D components to create your own compositions. Add a little badger balm when you first use to mould. Simply press in the clay - PMC Flex is our favourite - and push out. Moulding with silver clay isn't about replicating the ready made mould but using sections to combine with your other textures. They can also be used to create prongs, add interest to bails and much more. Take a look at our new range now.
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Jan
16
Soldering on Silver Clay

Soldering on precious metal clay is a little different to soldering with sheet silver. For anyone making keepsake jewellery and looking to add that professional finishing touch we are offering a half day course to make and solder your own jump rings, solder earring posts and cufflink backs. This is also an ideal course for beginners or those looking to perfect their soldering on silver clay. Taught by our jewellery expert, Emma Johnson, this will enable you to get confident with this traditional silversmithing technique. This one off course will take place on Wednesday 27th February - time 10am-1pm (free parking on site) Accommodation is available across the road at The Aylesbury Holiday Inn (2 minute walk) nearest rail station is Stoke Mandeville (we can collect and drop you off). Cost per person is £66 and includes vat and 15g of fluxed silver solder paste (hallmark quality) for you to use and take away. Please bring some fired pmc pieces to practise on.
by Helen Forder , under   PMC  solder  soldering  soldering courses

Jan
02
Woolly jumpers call for a PMC brooch

Brighten up your winter jumpers with a precious metal clay brooch. Brooches are now even easier to make with The PMC Studio's fine silver brooch backs. Made in the UK from solid fine silver and marked 999 for you, these handy brooch backs can be fired with any type of PMC silver clay. The brooch bars feature a deep ridge so you can press your wet clay straight onto it. Once you have created your design, ;eave the finished brooch to dry and fire with a torch or in a kiln (see our Firing Page for details.) Once fired, polish your brooch and press the pin in place. You will see that the pin fits neatly between two little cups. Press together with a pair of pliers and you are ready to wear your brooch.
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