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(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, introduces PMC PRO™, a new precious metal clay with increased strength and working time.

PMC PRO is a new formula of silver metal clay with three times the bending strength of original PMC after firing. With higher tensile strength and surface hardness, PMC PRO is ideal for use in hinges, rings and other projects where strength is important. It can be worked in the same way as other fine silver clays. Add gold or enamel accents, and solder with an easy or medium solder. Hard solder is too close to the melting point of PMC PRO, and should not be used.

With a longer working time, PMC PRO carves beautifully, joins easily and can be shaped into beads, pendants and other jewelry pieces using simple hand tools or just your fingers. Conventional metal clay tools can be used with PMC PRO but it is important to clean the tools thoroughly before and after use with other clays. PMC PRO must be fired in coconut-based activated carbon at 1400° F. Shrinkage is 15-20%.

Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 38 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for the feel of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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