HELP! I have been working with Precious Metal Clay since January. I like
it and plan to continue with it. But I have a problem with "melt downs"
until I can afford to get a better kiln or oven with a controller.
Until today I thought my problem with melting down a kilnload of pmc was
one of the past. Today’s lesson: never take anything for granted!
Today’s firing contained some earrings with gold flakes on them. (I was
told in Tucson that these were mined in the Yukon and were at least 18K.
They were #10 in size, if that means anything to you.)
My question (finally) is: Is it possible to remelt the silver and
retrieve the gold flakes from it? I bought a crucible, but have never used
it, and have an acetylene/oxy Little Torch. When answering, please keep
in mind I have never melted any metal (on purpose, that is!).
Thanks for any advice or info – even if it’s something I don’t want to