PMC is definitely one method for making fine silver flowers. I’ve
seen roses made via cake decorating methods, origami lilies (using
PMC Paper), flower motifs formed by pushing PMC into a mold, and free
form flowers shaped by the artists’ hands. There’s an article in the
current issue of PMC on origami with PMC Paper, if you’re interested
(e-mail me your snail mail address for a copy).
Because PMC works like clay, but after firing is pure metal (fine
silver), it’s often possible to do shapes in metal that are
difficult or even impossible with traditional methods. It might be
worth exploring for the flowers you’d like to make – it sounds like
it might be the tool you’re looking for.
For more info on PMC, visit www.pmcguild.com.
PS: In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I am the
editor of Studio PMC, the PMC Guild’s quarterly magazine. I’ve also
been writing about metal clay for Lapidary Journal lately. It’s
possible I’m becoming the jewelry world’s most notorious metal clay
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