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Metal Clay in 24k gold


#1

Does anyone know why they are not making the Metal Clay in 24k gold
anymore? Was it just too expensive or was there a problem with it?

Roberta


#2
Does anyone know why they are not making the Metal Clay in 24k
gold anymore? Was it just too expensive or was there a problem with
it? 

The 22K gold clay fires at the same temperature as the silver clay
in as little as 10 minutes, while the 24K clay had to fire at 1830F
(or maybe it was 1810F) for two hours. The expense of the gold clay
means that it was never a very large product line for Mitsubishi, a
company that seems to prefer to have a single product rather than
many products. Too bad for those of us who liked the look of the 24K
gold–it went quite a long way if used as a paste to add gold
accents to a piece. Unlike the older formulations of the silver clay
(standard and plus), there were not enough customers demanding they
keep the 24K product line.

Mary Ellin D’Agostino, PhD
www.medacreations.com
Sr. Teacher, PMC Connection
Certified Artisan, PMC Guild


#3

From what I understand they still are. I just got some last week.
Where are you ordering from?

Leslie


#4

Hi Leslie,

Where are you ordering 24K gold clay? I order my clay from Rio and
Whole Lotta Whimsy and Art Clay World.

I do know that neither Art Clay nor PMC are producing it anymore.

I would be interested in knowing where you got the 24K gold.

Thanks, Laura


#5

Roberta,

Admittedly, I have some 24 kt. bought not six months ago because
someone wanted a wedding ring in a day set with gradient coloured
square sapphires. (roll, cut, wet joints, palette knife to blend
join, stick stones in place, set in dish of alumina, fire in kiln 2
hours at 1830 and voila- brainless, looks ancient, and is done in 5
hours…) It is still made and I understand that Mitsubishi is
considering, or has released a platinum version as well…check around
I know there are suppliers that still sell it, though expensive for a
small amount-However gold is at about 660.00 today so if interested
you may want to call an order in today…as its lower than it has been
in a while.


#6
It is still made and I understand that Mitsubishi is considering,
or has released a platinum version as well 

There used to be a platinum version, available only in Japan.

Elaine


#7

I have some 24 kt. bought not six months ago because someone wanted a
wedding ring in a day set with gradient coloured square sapphires.
(roll, cut, wet joints, palette knife to blend join, stick stones in
place, set in dish of alumina, fire in kiln 2 hours at 1830 and
voila- brainless, looks ancient, and is done in 5 hours…) It is
still made and I understand that Mitsubishi is considering, or has
released a platinum version as well

Richard - The platinum metal clay is only available in Japan and has
not been sold in the US. As for gold availability - I think it
depends on the stockpile of the source. I had some 24 kt available
until 4 months ago. But I’m sold out now and will have to restock
with the 22 kt that they are now importing. Not sure I’ll really
bother - it’s pretty pricey and not a lot of my customers are looking
for the gold - they’re quite happy with the silver.

BBR - Sandi, Beadin’ Up A Storm
Stormcloud Trading
http://www.beadstorm.com