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Here are some videos made by the staff at MCSJ showing the process of making Sterling silver metal clay.

 

Lisa Cain shows you how to make Sterling silver metal clay using PMC Pro and PMC3


How to make Sterling silver metal clay using Art Clay 650 and Art Clay Copper

 

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0 #5 Judy 2011-08-07 17:03
Thanks very much for the info, Julia!
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0 #4 MCSJ 2011-07-27 17:36
Hi Judy,
Sterling silver clay needs to be fired in an atmosphere with no oxygen. To achieve this, the pieces are buried in coconut shell carbon in a stainless steel container in the kiln. Here is a link to the stainless steel container - http://www.metalclay.co.uk/products/Stainless-Steel-Firing-Pan-%252d-SC2.html and here's one for the coconut carbon - http://www.metalclay.co.uk/products/Activated-Carbon-%252d-Coconut-Shell-Based.html
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0 #3 Judy 2011-07-27 16:06
You are geniuses, thanks for sharing! I am bit confused though about what you mean with "Coconut shell charcoal & steel firing container"? This is the first time I have heard of it, please could you advise me on them. Thanks.
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0 #2 MCSJ 2011-07-03 08:22
Hi Debra,
It must be fired in a kiln, have a look at the Sterling Silver Clay article from the menu on the right. The working time is dependent on the temperature of your room. Generally, metal clay has a short working time as it dries out quite quickly. You can add a little more water as you work to keep it moist. It's more expensive than silver. You can buy metal clay online. The Sterling Silver Metal Clay is made by combining commercially available metal clay. See the article for a complete recipe. I suggest you visit www.metalclayacademy.com to find out more about metal clay generally.
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0 #1 debra beazley 2011-07-03 08:01
do you have to heat it in a kiln or will a conventional oven work?
can you also let me know how it stays soft and pliable for? is it cheaper than silver and is it available to buy on line?
thanks
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