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I see people handling Metal Clay bare handed in videos. Isn't there a toxicity issue?

Metal Clay is non-toxic and safe for handling with your bare hands. Some people like to wear dust masks when filing and sanding dry Metal Clay, or to...

What are the temperature settings and length of time for your kiln, for a silver piece with cubic zirconia gems in it?

1650-degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours in a kiln is usually safe for most cubic zirconias. Not all cubic zirconias have the same results though, so it...

How can you prevent open, unused silver clay from turning moldy? We have the unused silver wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, sealed with masking tape to keep the plastic wrap from coming loose. Then we place the silver in an air tight rubber maid...

It is the water being added in any handling or storage that is most likely causing the problem. Distilled water is the best water to use when...

Can Hill Tribes items be fired with metal clay? This is technically fine silver; but, will it mess up any design?

Fine silver can withstand a firing temperature of 1650 degrees Fahrenheit and should not lose texture, features, etc. However, if the items are...

Can I use different metal clays on the same piece, e.g. bronze, copper, and or silver?

Yes you can use different clays together however they cannot be fired together in the "clay" state. You must form, finish and fire one clay type...

Can I fire Art Clay® with a butane torch?

Yes, you can fire with a . The size of the piece is important to note, as well as keeping safety in mind.Resources article

I want to make a bracelet that is not a bangle but one that doesn't touch each side. What can I use to mold and fire on?

Determine the size of the bracelet you want and factor in shrinkage during firing to ensure a good fit after firing. Art-Clay® shrinks an average of...

I notice that after firing my Art Clay with a torch, it no longer lies flat (when it was flat before firing). Am I firing too long, or not long enough?

Warping or distortion often happens if the flame of a torch is concentrated for too long in one part of the piece or when a piece is too large to be...

Is it safe to put Apoxie® Sculpt (two part epoxy) onto Art Clay once it has been fired?

Yes, once the Art Clay®, and other metal clays as well, have been properly fired, you can apply Apoxie Sculpt in any fashion you'd like.Note: Apoxie...

I have many large uncalibrated stones. I would like to create my own mounts with Artclay. Will the prongs bend and not be too brittle for setting the stones after firing?

After firing, metal clay is very malleable and not brittle as long as the firing was completed successfully. Silver metal clay is 0.999% silver and...

Is it possible to fire Swarovski crystals with Art Clay or PMC (as you can with CZs) without harm to the stone?

You cannot fire Swarovski crystals into any metal clay; they will melt causing the crystal to lose its facets and sometimes distort the color at the...

Can Art Clay® be used to create bangle bracelets? If so, approximately how many packs of clay would I need?

In the Free Beading Instructions resource there is a how-to video and illustrated instructions.

Can I fire glass and metal at the same time? I would like to combine the 2 in 1 piece.

Yes, you can co-fire metal clay and glass in a kiln. When working with the two materials, metal clay and glass, the lower firing temperature clays...

I've heard that small PMC pieces can be fired using a torch. How is this done and how do I tell when it's fully fired?

Your metal clay design should be no larger than a silver dollar to be fired using a torch. It cannot include glass inclusions or gemstones (safe for...

How durable is the jewelry made from Art Clay®? Can you sell it as handmade jewelry and know it will last?

Art Clay® is made from 99.9% fine silver. The handmade findings, beads, pendants and charms you create are as durable as any other fine silver bead...

What is Art Clay Silver Oil Paste used for? And what is the bottle of clear liquid that comes with it used for?

Art Clay® Silver oil paste is an oil-based product, specifically made to use on already fired silver pieces. Oil paste is used like a solder and is...

I recently got the Art Clay kit with my order and have followed all of the instructions that came with the kit and viewed the video. The clay is not firing as the instructions say it will and turned immediately to metal and then to black. Once it...

There are a few things to keep in mind before you begin firing your metal clay:Size: The finished design should be no larger than a half dollar....

I just bought a new kiln and have tried the time and temperature listed, but my pieces are coming out not completely fired. How do I adjust the time and temperature without ruining more silver and copper clay?

Each kiln fires differently, and results can vary according to ramp times and where the pieces are placed in the firing pan (for PMC PRO™, BRONZclay™...

I had some left over Art Clay and wrapped it back into the original packaging. When I went to work with it again a few weeks later, it crumbled. I added some water and put it back in the packaging but it is still in pieces. Can you suggest another...

Place the clay into a suitable receptacle, and using a tool, break the dried clay into as tiny pieces as is possible. I like to work in a very sturdy...

If I want to make a small amount of paste from my Silver Art Clay, someone told me to mix it with some kind of oil. What kind of oil?

Water is all you need to make paste from metal clay; preferably distilled water since it has fewer impurities versus tap or well water.Remove a small...

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