Pam usually works with glass, making beads, but she became interested in working with silver after discovering precious metal clay. This is fine particles of recycled silver held together with an organic binder to form a clay that can be shaped, modelled and textured. When fired the binder burns out and the piece becomes solid silver. It has a higher silver content than sterling being 99.9% pure silver. The drawback is that it is over twice the price of sterling silver and it is very fragile to work with, but I’m sure you’ll agree the end products are well worth it!
Pam has described the magic process through the photos below: