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PMC/ Art Clay

Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 31 May 2009 - 19:44

Okay, this jewellery making bug has bitten hard Laughing , and I'm quite tempted to have a go at some silver clay to go with my glass beads. The clay does seem to be quite expensive, so I'm not wanting to make any costly mistakes!

Do any of you have any experience of using PMC or Art Clay silver? Is there a discernable difference between the two? I'm lucky enough to have the kiln already, so apart from that i don;t think I would need many 'tools', apart from a wire brush?

Any recommendations/ handy hints/ good suppliers would be really welcome!

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Re: PMC/ Art Clay

Post by Guest on Sun 31 May 2009 - 20:24

Lorraine certainly used it recently. I use orddinary clays like Fimo
but haven't tried the PMC although I have seen it on craft channels.

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Post by Di Masters on Sun 31 May 2009 - 20:45

I think if you go onto Lou's website (link from her profile) you can see the silver stuff she made.

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Post by supergran on Sun 31 May 2009 - 22:04

My daughter uses PMC, she says its better than Art Clay.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 0:01

I thinl art calyh better than pmc.
will type more tomorrow.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 0:48

Don't need kiln for arrt clay. I use gas burner. depends on thidkness.

OK.n, beter come back tomorrow methings.

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Post by Guest on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 7:38

I was going to say ask Lorraine..but she has spotted the post...go on..try both Tina, then you can say which you prefer.... Very Happy

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 8:07

sp01goat wrote:I was going to say ask Lorraine..but she has spotted the post...go on..try both Tina, then you can say which you prefer.... Very Happy

Too 'spensive!

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Post by Guest on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 9:28

Obviously the PMC is better for making jewellery, but it is a pricey
item as it is actually silver/gold .

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 9:40

I don't mind spending the money, but I think I need to decide on either PMC or Art Clay, rather than Goaty's suggestion of both! Is PMC better for jewellery then? That might sway my decision....

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Post by Guest on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 9:43

I think the PMC is particularly for jewellery, but wait until Lorraine has
woken up and is feeling better as she will be able to tell you more as she
has used both I think.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 12:41

They are both suitable for jewellery, Tina but the Art Clay is easier to work with. Both have very fast drying time and you have to work really fast, but you have a bit of leeway with the Art Clay.

Having said that, it's only my opinion and lots of people prefer the PMC.

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Post by Guest on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 18:40

I think you should try one and save up for some of the other kind...or just treat yourself...how much are we talking about 'moneywise'?

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Post by gingerjo on Mon 1 Jun 2009 - 23:03

I used PMC years ago Tina. You have to work fairly quickly with it as it dries out quickly. It is expensive but lovely to see the finished result.

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