Fine Silver and Sterling Silver Bird Pendant.
Approx 3cm x 2cm
What is Metal Clay?
Fine (.999) Silver Clay
Pure silver is reclaimed from medical, scientific and communications equipment and ground into a fine powder and combined with an organic binder and water to make it malleable.
Metal clay is worked in a wet and dry state and cut, textured, moulded, sculpted or carved in a method similar to ceramics. Once dry and refined it is fired at a high temperature in a kiln. The binders burn off and leave pure silver, a process described as sintering. The texture and shape of the orginal design are preserved intact.
These properties enable silver clay to be made into unique and varied designs. Silver metal clay is .999 pure and is called Fine Silver when finished. It contains no other metals, it is tarnish resistant and due to its purity is less likely to interact badly with the skin.
Fine silver clay is an environmentally friendly product because it is a reclaimed material in the first instance. In all stages of the making process the material is recyclable.