There are a lot of different types of art clay out there, so when it comes to working with art clay when you are creating handmade jewellery, it can be difficult to know what to buy. Metal clay is one of the most innovative types of craft materials out there that jewellery makers use to make customised works of art in the form of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and - especially - pendants. This article will look at all these various forms of craft materials and what you can create with them.

PMC stands for Precious Metal Clay - it is a mouldable compound that is made up of small particles of precious metals such as gold, silver, bronze and copper. It also contains a mixture of organic binder and water so that you can work with the metal compound easily and create the exact type of designs that you wish. PMC art clay is used to make gorgeous silver or gold necklace pendants that are truly one of a kind, and can also be used to make trendy gold or silver band rings and charms for bracelets.

There are various types of PMC art clay including PMC Pro which is one of the strongest and most durable silver alloy metal clays available on the market. This type of art clay has been tested and shown to have nearly the same durability and strength as real sterling silver jewellery does. This is the perfect solution if you are interested in making handmade PMC jewellery to sell because your customers will appreciate the quality of the product and the fact that it is strong enough to be passed down from one generation to the next without worrying about any breakage over the years. PMC Sterling is another art clay option that is very strong and can provide you and those you create your jewellery items for with all the great benefits of sterling silver at a fraction of the cost.

Bronze, silver and gold are other forms of art clay that can be shaped, moulded, carved, oxidised, painted and shined in order for you to create the exact design that you had in mind. With such diversity in the materials that are available, you have total freedom to create a wide variety of imaginative and intricate designs.

Metal clay powders are purchased in dry powder form and can be kept in storage for years. This is a great money-saving alternative because you only have to use what you need of the product and then store the rest away for your next project. You will always be able to have fresh material with the right texture at your fingertips. There are various types of metal clay powders out there and can all help to contribute to the jewellery design project you are currently working on.

As well as PMC, there are other brands available - including, surprisingly enough, the brand 'Art Clay'. PMC and Art Clay are available at specialist jewellery making stores - the easiest way to find some is to look for a reputable dealer online.

PMC art clay is a mouldable metal compound that can be used to create pieces of metal jewellery. This article looks at the different varieties of PMC and the other types of metal clay available.