Topics: Art Clay® Is Pure Silver

Q.
I am interested in working with metal clay but was wondering if there is a difference between the silver clay and the pure silver that you can buy. Also, if I sold a piece of silver made from the clay, would I have to make a special note of it to the customer or could I just say it is pure silver?
- Sarah
A.
Art Clay® metal clay is made up of fine silver particles suspended in a water-based clay. The clay burns up during firing and what remains is a piece of fine silver. Fine silver is 99.9% silver, as opposed to sterling silver, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or another alloy. Marketing your metal clay jewelry as fine silver is a great idea! Your customers will be pleased to know that the higher silver content means less tarnishing. Want to learn more about this fantastic material? View the "Using Metal Clay" how-to video and illustrated instructions.

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