Silver clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of silver mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewellery, beads and small sculptures.
Originating in Japan in 1990, silver clay can be shaped just like any soft clay by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove. The binder burns away, leaving the pure sintered metal. Silver metal clay results in objects containing 99.9% pure silver.