Established in 2004, Sweet Metal Designs is a line of handmade artisan jewelry featuring necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The entire collection which can be found in the gallery tab, is comprised of both older and newer pieces. I do not delete items if they have sold, as they can be re-created to your liking and are good to keep around for reference. All pieces are made in your choice of .925 Sterling Silver, .999 Fine Silver, Copper, or Bronze.
Precious Metal Clay is used to create the .999 fine silver pieces shown on this site. Aussie Metal Clay is used for some of the Copper and Bronze pieces. Everything else is made with traditional 925 Sterling Silver, Copper or Brass sheet and wire; including all jump rings, ear wires, clasps and chains.
Precious Metal clay is recycled fine silver in a clay form, which makes this material an environmentally friendly product. It has been shaped and textured, and then fired in a kiln, where the organic binders burn off, leaving a beautiful piece of fine silver. Fine silver is 99.99% pure silver, whereas sterling silver is only 92.5% pure silver. Because of its purity, PMC/fine silver is a more valuable metal.
Small variations in texture are normal with PMC as this is an organic material and has a more rustic look to it. No two pieces will be exactly alike and are part of the handmade nature of this product.