Projects and Tips

After you have seen some of the projects we have made from PMC, you may want to know how some of the pieces were constructed.  Here are some tips and hints on how to use PMC. Many are ideas which people have wanted us to explain.  Others are things we have discovered over the years to make using PMC an easier process.  Take a look at the topics.  If there is something you think we should add, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Technical Information

Characteristics of Some Common Gemstones How hard is that stone? A list of common gemstones and their Mohs Rating.
Gemstones for Firing in PMC Types of gemstones that can safely be set and fired in PMC fine silver clay.
Melting Points of Selected Metals Charts showing how temperature affects various metals.
PMC Firing Schedule Firing instructions for all versions of PMC fine silver clay.
Temperature Equivalents of Orton Standard Pyrometric Cones Chart showing how to convert ceramic cones values to temperatures.
Wire Conversion Chart Just how big is that wire?  A list of wire gauge sizes.





Tips and Technique

Cork Clay An example of the use of organic materials to create a form for PMC clay.
Finding the Perfect Leaf Instructions for creating fine silver leaves using PMC paste.
Keum Boo The ancient Korean technique used to apply gold leaf to fine silver.
Making a Glass Cabochon Instructions for making cabochons by fusing glass.
Using Found Rocks with PMC
Instructions for selecting and testing natural non-gemstone rocks for firing in PMC.