Finding something new and exciting after making jewelry professionally for 27 years has really gotten my creativity refreshed! My friend Lisajoy Sachs introduced me to this new way of making jewelry with precious metal clay. Mitsubishi Motors (yes, the car company) makes this clay that is pure silver embedded in a bonding agent. I create my piece out of clay, and then by firing it in a kiln, it “sinters” into a solid piece of pure silver once the bonding agent burns out. Sounds complicated but it is like playing with really expensive play-doh and really brings out my inner child. It allows for spontaneous creativity and surprise.
This fine silver PMC piece is a pure silver medallion with a flower motif. A cool thing about it is I painted on some of the 22k gold PMC to accent some of the leaves and then refired it in the kiln, which created a two toned effect. The medallion is about 1" in diameter and where the bail is attached is measures 1 1/4". This necklace is strung to 16 7/8” on fresh water, cultured pearls. The bail and spring ring clasp are sterling silver.