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Getting Started: Metal Clay Jewelry Making

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Introduction to Metal Clay
Getting Started: Metal Clay Jewelry Making
For many jewelry makers who have dreamed of working with metal but have had nightmares about using the torch, Metal Clay, also called Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and Art Clay, may be their dream come true. However, keep in mind that while you don't need to use a torch to necessarily solder metals together, it can be helpful to know a little about metal work in order to clean and finish metal clay pieces.

To get started with metal clay, you need a number of basic supplies and equipment. Some of this depends on the clay you pick, however, since different types of metal clay heat at different temperatures. For a few more details about the different types of metal clay available, refer to "What Is Metal Clay?"

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