He moulded a ruby-hearted silver ring for his girlfriend using PMC (precious metal clay) and refurbished a bone jewellery box to hold it.
Skip to the bottom if you want to see more pictures of the finished ring and I hope this gives you some inspiration if you have thought about doing something like this yourself.
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My friend made this silver ring for his girlfriend out of clay
He used PMC for the shape. PMC is basically a clay of microscopic particles of silver held together in an organic binder
When the desired shape is acquired it can be burned at a high temperature to remove the binder and fuse the silver together. The result is 99.9% fine silver!
The first successful attempt at a ring shape
PMC dries out immediately and becomes a brittle hell? A ring shape must be filed and sanded so carefully
He has managed to create ruby holding teeth thingies and file the ring to shape. It’s time to burn it!
Shapes of a few grams and smaller than a dime can be fired with a Créme Brûlée torch. Keep the piece at an orange colour for a couple of minutes. If it goes red you’re absolutely screwed
Sloppy work mending the ring in its pre-fired state comes back. Thankfully it turns out that PMC sticks rather well to pre-fired silver, so the battle has only just begun!
Finally, something that’s holding together
Remember the ring needs a home
The box needed a new interior
Interior in progress
Back to the back of the ring. The seat needs some work
I hope this gives you some inspiration if you have thought about doing something like this yourself
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