Dyann Marie Paynovich, Jeweler

I sell eclectic contemporary jewelry that I design and make myself. The materials I use include stone beads and rough stone, glass beads, sterling silver, copper, and Precious Metal Clay (PMC). This is an incredible material that consists of fine silver, water, and an organic binder. After sculpting a pendant or other jewelry component, I fire it in a kiln at about 1650 degrees. The water and organic binder burn off, and the silver is sintered. The result is a 99.9% silver piece that I can incorporate into my jewelry designs. I also dye, felt, and quilt silk fibers into fabric that I use in my cuff bracelets.

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