PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC+) represent a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals. PMC+ consists of silver particles and organic binders to create a pliable material with a consistency similar to modeling clay. PMC+ can be worked in the fingers and and with simple tools to create a vast range of forms and surface unobtainable or laborious with traditional techniques. When it is heated to a high temperature, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse to form solid metal that can be sanded, soldered, coloured and polishes like conventional material. After firing, both the water and binder have been completely removed, so PMC+ may be hallmarked.