Video Tutorials about PMC Flex

This page has PMC Flex videos and resources for working with PMC Flex which was launched on 22nd September 2014.

PMC Flex is one of the newer clays to be introduced to the metal clay community. It is based on PMC3 but has a slightly different formulation. It has a long working time making it ideal for beginners, complex projects or delicate work. It is compatible with PMC3 and the two can be used in projects together.

One of the key properties of Flex is that is remains flexible after it has dried. This presents metal clay artists with many opportunities and makes it ideal for using with cutting machines and paper punches.

Flex can be used to make components like textured sheet, snakes or punched shapes for later use. These remain flexible for several days. When you are ready to sand or carve the clay, you’ll need to dry it by heating to 149C/300°F for about 20 minutes. Once you’ve heated it, you can no longer flex it.

Firing and finishing is the same as for all other fine silver clays.

Braided free size ring with PMC Flex

Create Large Cylinder Bead Caps with Silver Metal Clay

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to create cylinder bead caps and end caps using PMC Flex. Watch the PMC Flex video as Valerie uses the natural shrinkage rate of metal clay to her advantage as she properly sizes bead caps to fit a string of beads perfectly. Valerie finishes this project by gold plating the fired silver to add detail

Experiments with PMC Flex

The Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery conducted some experiments with this new clay and these PMC Flex videos are the initial results.

More Experiments with PMC Flex

The Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery added another PMC Flex video with experiments using the Silhouette cutting machine, rehydratioin of PMC Flex and ring experiments.

PMC Flex Silver Clay

Japanese PMC Flex video introducing this material.