PMC Pendant

Well here it is!  I finally finished the pendant I started in Patrik Kusek’s class a few weeks back.  I worked on the enameling today and was surprised at how it looked after the first enamel firing.  It was completely covered with black firescale.  Since the PMCPro is not fine silver like I am used to working with, I was quite shocked.  So I heated up the pickle pot and plopped it in.  Within no time the firescale was gone.  After 4 enamel firings and baths in the pickle pot there was a lovely deposit of  fine silver on the surface.  Depletion Gilding!!!  The finish shined up very nicely with a brass brush.

One thing I noticed working with the PMCPro is that it seemed to have a stronger and faster adhesion rate that the PMC3 I am used to.  The fired piece also felt quite strong. I tend to get a bit rough in the brass brush-cleaning process but this little piece survived all my abuse.

I’m rather pleased with the results.  I’m going to make a few more shadowboxes.

2 Responses to “PMC Pendant”

  1. Deborah Lambson January 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Just found your work Susan…fabulous. all of it~ Maybe in my travels we’ll get to meet somewhere along the way and I can see some of it in person!

    All the Best to you in 2011


  2. Zia April 30, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    I think this piece is so stunning!!! I’m also a student of Patrik’s, but I haven’t taken the pmc pro yet. Do you like it better than pmc3? Thanks

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