Precious Metal Clay (PMC) combines microscopic particles of silver with water and a non-toxic organic binder to create a material that can be worked as clay.
When objects are dried and fired in a kiln, the binder burns away and the silver particles fuse into solid metal of .999% pure silver. It is referred to as FINE SILVER.
22 K Gold
Gold slip containing microscopic particles of gold, used as an overlay to silver, is fired by hand.
Bronze Clay combines microscopic particles of copper & tin with water and a non-toxic organic binder to create a material that can be worked as clay. The fired metal is 89% copper & 11% tin.
Organic Casting in Silver
Fine Silver is melted and pored over organic material such as rock salt, pine needles, bamboo skewers or coffee beans then cooled immediately. Resulting silver pieces are then worked into finished pieces with Fine Silver clay and stones before being fired in the kiln.
Kuem Boo is a process used to apply thin foil sheets of 23.5K Gold to Fine Silver.
Japanese for braided cord: the verb kumi means to braid or to plait, and the noun himo is cord. Braided silk cords have enjoyed a long history in Japan as part of ancient armor during the Samurai era. In traditional dress, a braided cord (obijime) is worn with the kimono and obi. The kumihimo necklace is comprised of eight beaded strands woven on a kumihimo loom.