All of our pieces are handmade, and many will have slight variations from the style as pictured. natural stones, pearls and gems all vary.
All of our Artisan pieces of silver made with PMC are made one at a time giving each a special look of it’s own. The tree lichen, seed pods and most leaves are one of a kind due to the fact that the original burns away in the firing process. In cases such as these we can always produce a piece approximately the same size but not the exact same item. This is what is special about Nature.
What is PMC?
Precious Metal Clay was developed in the early 1990’s by the Mitsubishi Company in Japan, PMC was introduced in the United States in 1995. Tiny micron sized particles of precious metal, silver or gold are mixed with a organic binder and water. During the firing process the binder burns away and the tiny metal particles bond and fuse together.
The Silver PMC is called Fine Silver since it is 99.9 pure silver, the Gold is 24 karat. Items made from PMC are stronger than if they had been made of conventional metal of the same purity, and as much as 20% lighter in weight.
PMC is easy to care for. Since there are no other metals mixed with the gold or silver, it does not tarnish or get dirty as readily as other forms of silver. Rub with a polishing cloth or use a jewelry cleaner.