I love PMC!

PMC

Today I took a beginners PMC course with fantastic tutor Di Osman. I had so much fun and I don’t think I’ve ever been so pleased with something in such a short amount of time.
The best thing about taking a course (as opposed to experimenting at home) is that I gained the confidence (and had the resources in front of me) to try more unusual techniques; for example dipping the finished piece in liver of sulphur to get a marvellous effect (in the top left pieces in the picture)
We found out the effect varies depending on how warm the water you add the sulphur to is. As I used it later on; the water had cooled quite a bit and gave this almost golden effect. If used in warmer water the effect is a bluey purple one.
Who would have thought you could get a chunk of silver by moulding clay, baking it for 3 minutes with a hand held torch and polishing it off!
Finding materials and stamps to get certain effects will be my new quest. In the class we used rubber stamps, pastry cutters, leaves and leather to get fantastic results. Little tubes can be used to cut holes or make patterns like on my star.
PMC is expensive but I made all this with still some left over out of a 30g pack with costs around £30. I’m sure I have enough left for at least another pair of earrings or a pendant. That works out at £6 per set and considering your end result is a chunk of 99.9% silver I think it’s fantastic value for money.
Best of all we all achieved these sort of results just on our first day and there is so much more to learn. We don’t need to invest in lots of equipment, just a small blow torch (very cheap) and some files, cutters (also dead cheap) You can find textures outside such as leaves, pebbles, bark, stone etc…
I would definitely recommend having a go with PMC!

95 thoughts on “I love PMC!

  1. These look fab! I have just ordered myself a starter kit of pmc cant wait for it to arrive. I think i will look for a course too… Im just going to take a look at your tutorials now for some ideas

    thanks for sharing!!

  2. Instead of liver of sulphur, you can put your silver items into a sealed plastic tub along with a warm hard-boiled egg (cut in half). Leave for a while, and the silver gets a fantastic aged effect.

    Enjoying your blog!

  3. hey kate, looks fab and very pleased for you opening up a shop. i hope it’s going well, please let us know. pmc is definitely something I am going to try out but right now i’m recommencing my earring making with beads after a very long break from it. all the best, Kirsten xx

  4. Attending seminars are really valuable because you can learn a lot if you can personally observe how they do it. I attended several craft-related seminars and I can say that I learned faster compared from reading the craft books that I have. Sometimes, you can even learn an entire book by attending simply attending a whole day seminar.

  5. I did an Art Clay course which was the same thing but a different brand. I have now used both with good results but find the art clay slightly cheaper to buy.

    I have made myself lots of nice little pieces.

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  10. The jewelery are looking awesome, I must say that you have a very creative mind and the effort and patience which you have shown during the making of the jewelery is highly appreciative. The pictures are really great. I really wish if I have any of the jewelery for giving my mother for her 50th birthday. Thank you very much Katy for sharing this type of awesome pictures with us. I must visit this page again when I am with my mom.
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  11. These are fantastic, I absolutely love them. Gives me the go ahead I needed to do a course on a similar thing. Thanks and look forward to future posts. Beautiful pieces, would love to be able to do such pretty pieces. I like the pieces, they are elegant and a must have. We also love unique jewellery at affordable prices, and your pieces would go down a treat with our customers. Very nice pieces. I love them. This blog is very nice. Hope you post more interesting topics.

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  13. i like the idea of this pmc i was thinking it would be good to use it to make a Bessel for a gem stone as the belly’s a irregular and put the clarws on to trap the gem so it wont get loose

  14. This is my first time to see that kind of jewelry that really have a great style but it looks like it is in old fashion. I will definitely tell this to my friends and I am pretty sure that all my friends will love this.

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