99,9 % silver from Prometheus Clays now available
Fine silver modelilng clay is probably the most popular form of metal clay. Silverclay is easy to handle, can be fired without activated carbon and the precious metal silver is perhaps the most popular material for jewellery. Now on the market is a fine silver clay from Prometheus Clays, which will surely inspire you: Prometheus Silver 999.
The new Prometheus Silver 999, like its sterling silver counterpart, is available as a ready-to-use modeling clay, compound and paste, offering a full line of products known from other silver clays. The new Prometheus Silver 999, like its sterling silver counterpart, is available as a ready-to-use modelling clay, syringe and paste, offering a full line of products known from other silver clays.
Roswitha Schwarz already had the opportunity to test the new Silberclay, see her results on www.rosart.de (german website)! From her we have some photos for you and of course the most important information directly from the manufacturer. But we promise you: our test will follow soon!
- Prometheus Silver 999 has a shrinkage of 12-13% depending on the firing temperature (according to the manufacturer). This shrinkage is higher than with other fine silver clays, but a slightly greater shrinkage has its advantages, too: The jewellery is smaller after the fire, but before the fire fine details can be worked out better. It`s just larger to work.
- The firing temperature is 570 ° C or 700 ° C, working with glass or zirconia, maybe even our real stones should be possible. In any case, Roswitha has successfully designed a ring with a glass nugget.
But now for the new Prometheus Silver Clay itself:
At first glance you notice: Prometheus Silver 999 is darker than other fine silver clay, e.g.</span> <span class=””>Art Clay 650. It looks almost as dark as a Bronze Clay.</span> But do not worry, after firing it is fine silver like it should be!
Prometheus Silver 999 at first is a little more tight than usual but “non-sticky”. It is easy to process – roll out, knead or shape. So please do not add water immediately! Only when it really needed a few drops. Advantage: the non-sticky effect keeps your fingers and tools cleaner. We already saw and felt that this works with the Prometheus Jeweller’s Bronze Clays.
In addition Prometheus promises that his new Silver Clay is bendable. Roswitha has tested it: It really works: This test strip was flat after firing and Roswitha gently bent it around a metal ring mandrel with the hammer:
Nevertheless, we would not recommend you to max out the flexibility to much. But it certainly everyone will find a way to use the property “bendable – bendable” in silver jewellery resonable.<
Prometheus silver 999 – now available at Akisashop!